On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1884

  • Jan 21 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 21 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 19 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 30 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • May 12 [Friedrich] Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (The Bartered Bride; Má Vlast; Moldau), dies at 60
  • May 17 Louis Brassin, Belgian pianist, composer and music educator, dies at 43
  • Jun 8 Henry Clay Work, American composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 25 Hans Rott, Austrian composer, dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 17 Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 30 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 2 Auguste Vaucorbeil, French composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 27 Franziska "Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina/choreography, dies at 74
  • Dec 4 Alice Mary Smith, British composer, dies at 45