On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1900

  • Jan 3 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 10 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, Danish composer, dies at 94
  • Mar 19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80
  • Apr 21 Heinrich Vogl, composer, dies at 55
  • May 10 Richard Storrs Willis, American composer, mostly of hymns ("Carol"; "Fairest Lord Jesus"), dies at 81
  • May 20 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Charles Swinnerton Heap, English composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 21 Polibo Fumagalli, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 19 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 9 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer and son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • Oct 15 Zdenek Fibich, Czech classical composer (Šárka; The Bride of Messina), dies at 49
  • Nov 22 Arthur Sullivan, British composer (The Golden Legend; Onward, Christian Soldiers), major-generally remembered for his comic operas with W.S. Gilbert (The Pirates of Penzance:, H.M.S Pinafore; The Mikado), dies of heart failure at 58
  • Dec 8 Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87