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Deaths in Music in 1886

  • Jan 9 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
  • Mar 31 Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 13 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • May 1 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 29 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84

Person of interestFranz Liszt

Jul 31 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), dies of heart disease at 74

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Aug 3 Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 10 Eduard Grell, German composer, dies at 85
  • Aug 13 Adolf von Doss, German composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 14 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • Oct 23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 14 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer, dies at 27