On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1888

  • Jan 5 Henri Herz, Austrian composer, dies at a day before his 85th birthday
  • Jan 14 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 22 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 29 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 3 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 20 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 23 Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 10 Rafael Hernando, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 8 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, German composer, voice teacher and musicologist, dies at 79
  • Aug 9 Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 2 Franz Xaver Witt, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 10 Marià Obiols, Catalan composer, dies at 79