On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1887

  • Feb 27 Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and scientist, dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Wilhelm Troszel, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 16 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 11 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian & composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, German composer, dies at 71
  • May 23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
  • Jun 21 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 17 Franz Commer, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 7 George James Webb, English-American composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 31 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, dies at 74
  • Nov 2 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, dies at 67
  • Nov 18 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40