On This Day

Musicians Who Died 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, pianist, and arranger, dies at 68
  • May 1 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 29 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84

Franz Liszt

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

  • 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, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 27