Deaths in Music in 1890

  • Jan 7 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Francesco D'Arcais, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 20 Franz Paul Lachner, German composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53
  • Mar 13 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • Apr 17 John Barnett, composer, dies at 87
  • May 6 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
  • May 28 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer, dies at 49
  • Jun 3 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 20 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 3 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • Oct 7 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), dies at 89
  • Oct 17 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, French composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 4 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, Polish composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Caesar Franck, Belgian organist and composer (Symphonic Variations), dies at 67
  • Nov 27 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 21 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73