Musicians Who Died in 1889

  • Jan 10 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • Feb 1 Joseph Gungl, Austro-Hungarian bandmaster and composer of dances and marches, dies at 78
  • Feb 26 Karl Davydov, Russian virtuoso cellist, dies at 51
  • Mar 3 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, dies at 49
  • Mar 18 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 6 Frederick Ouseley, British organist, composer (The Martyrdom of St Polycarp), musicologist, and Anglican priest, dies at 63
  • Jun 27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies at 48
  • Jun 27 Whitney Eugene Thayer, American composer, dies at 50
  • Jun 30 Eugenio Terziani, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 4 Auguste Mermet, French opera composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Carli Zoeller, German composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 4 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 17 Ernst Franck, German composer and conductor, dies at 42
  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolf von Henselt, German composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 22 Olivier Métra, French composer of balletss, light opera, and popular waltzes (Esperance!), and conductor, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 3 Baltasar Saldoni, Spanish composer and musicologist, dies at 82