On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1893

  • Jan 19 Julius Eichberg, German composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 23 Phillips Brooks, American Episcopal bishop and composer (Little Town of Bethlehem), dies at 57
  • Mar 5 Richard Samuel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 37
  • Mar 9 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 19 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Gyula Beliczay, Hungarian composer and teacher, dies at 57
  • May 3 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, Czech composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82
  • Aug 7 Alfredo Catalani, Italian operatic composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 22 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75 (b. 1818)
  • Oct 16 Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Charles Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nov 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • Nov 16 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Dec 1 Eduard Franck, German composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 9 George Elvey, English composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 22 Benedikt Randhartinger, Austrian composer, dies at 91