Famous Pianists in Music History

Events in Music

  • 1769-09-18 John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1784-04-29 Premiere of Mozart's Violin Sonata in B flat, K.454 at Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna; violinist Regina Strinasacchi, and Wolfgang Mozart on piano

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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1795-03-29 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna

  • 1796-05-27 James S McLean patents his piano
  • 1808-12-22 Beethoven's Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Choral Fantasy and Piano Concerto No. 4 (featuring the composer as soloist) premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria
  • 1810-04-27 Ludwig van Beethoven composes his famous piano piece "Für Elise"

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1822-12-01 Franz Liszt, aged 11, debuts as pianist in Vienna

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt

Music concertMusic Concert

1831-10-17 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres in Munich, with the composer as soloist

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1849-06-22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California

Historic InventionSteinway & Sons Piano

1853-03-05 Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City

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1859-01-22 Johannes Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • 1870-10-13 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1875-10-25 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist

  • 1881-06-14 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • 1881-10-04 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano

  • 1884-03-08 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano Suite
  • 1900-05-22 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

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1902-04-05 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for A Dead Princess)" premieres in Paris, performed by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

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1902-12-29 "The Entertainer" is one of several piano rag compositions copyrighted for Scott Joplin by the US Copyright Office

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1905-10-01 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1909-11-28 Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the genres most difficult, premieres at the New Theatre in New York City, with the composer as soloist and the New York Symphony Society conducted by Walter Damrosch
  • 1919-01-15 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • 1924-06-09 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton

Music concertMusic Concert

1926-12-12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert premieres in Leningrad

Music concertMusic Concert

1946-02-08 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok

Music concertMusic Concert

1946-05-26 Darius Milhaud's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud

Music concertMusic Concert

1950-03-27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-11-21 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Comedian Jack Benny
Comedian
Jack Benny
  • 1962-09-29 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964-07-02 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1973-05-26 British composer Michael Tippett's 3rd Piano Sonata premieres
  • 1980-02-28 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
  • 1994-02-12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
  • 2017-10-04 Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,068

  • 1655-05-04 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, born in Padua (d. 1731)
  • 1715-01-29 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
  • 1725-07-16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1748-08-04 Maximilian Stadler, Austrian pianist and composer and Benedictine monk, born in Melk, Austria (d. 1833)
  • 1751-01-18 Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Klein-Thaya, South Moravia (now Dyjákovičky, Czech Republic) (d. 1831)
  • 1751-07-30 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1829)
  • 1756-05-13 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer, and Chopin's first piano teacher, born in Mšeno, Bohemia (d. 1842)
  • 1757-06-18 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, born in Ruppersthal, Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1760-02-12 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer, born in Arras, France (d. 1840)
  • 1764-04-18 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1821)
  • 1765-10-22 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)
  • 1766-08-01 Ignaz Anton Franz Xaver Ladurner, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Aldino, Italy (d. 1839)
  • 1767-08-30 Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German pianist, composer and publisher, born in Wachenhausen (d. 1822)
  • 1768-03-12 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • 1771-02-24 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • 1773-12-24 Joseph Wölfl, Austrian pianist & composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1812)
  • 1775-04-11 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • 1782-07-26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1783-06-29 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1785-11-02 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1785-11-02 Johann Leopold Fuchs, German pianist and composer, born in Dessau (d. 1853)
  • 1788-02-10 Johann Peter Pixis, German pianist and composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1874)
  • 1788-08-26 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16), born in Erlenbach am Main, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1866)
  • 1788-12-18 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder/composer
  • 1789-12-14 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1831)
  • 1790-05-06 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Plaňány, Kolín (d. 1832)
  • 1791-01-28 (Louis Joseph) Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist, violinist, and composer of over twenty operas, born in Paris (d. 1833)
  • 1791-02-20 Carl Czerny, Czech-Austrian pianist, composer (Schule der Virtuosen), and teacher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1857)
  • 1792-10-03 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1871)
  • 1793-12-26 Franz Hünten, German pianist and composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1797-02-15 Heinrich [Henry] Engelhard Steinway, German American piano maker (Steinway & Sons), born in Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (d. 1871)
  • 1797-03-07 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1870)
  • 1797-12-26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)
  • 1798-10-28 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1800-09-16 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Koryciska, Przysucha County, Poland (d. 1865)
  • 1802-01-03 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)
  • 1803-01-06 Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1888)
  • 1804-04-04 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, born in Bučovice, Moravia (d. 1857)
  • 1804-05-31 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1806-07-23 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, born in Nienstädten, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1806-09-24 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1808-06-24 Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1808-10-12 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

1809-02-03 (Jacob Ludwig) Felix Mendelssohn [Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Italian Symphony; Songs Without Words), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1847)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

1810-03-01 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concerto in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal record states 22nd Feb)

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin

Person of interestRobert Schumann

1810-06-08 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), born in Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1856)

Composer Robert Schumann
Composer
Robert Schumann
  • 1810-12-21 Ludwig Schuncke, German pianist & composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1834)
  • 1811-03-13 Camille Marie Stamaty, French pianist, composer, and teacher of were Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns, born in Département Rome, French Empire (now Rome, Italy) (d. 1870)
  • 1811-03-23 (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert, German pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1891)

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1811-10-22 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1811-10-24 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1812-01-08 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, Swiss pianist, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1871)
  • 1812-12-24 Henry Russell, English pianist & composer, born in Sheerness, United Kingdom (d. 1900)
  • 1813-05-15 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, born in Pest (d.1888)
  • 1813-11-30 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1814-07-02 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • 1816-09-15 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1817-01-18 Jacques Gregoir, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1876)
  • 1817-07-17 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, born in Gambsheim, Alsace, France (d. 1891)
  • 1817-10-27 Anton de Kontski [Antoni Kątski], Polish-American pianist and composer (Awakening Of The Lion), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • 1818-08-07 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, born in London, England (d. 1891)
  • 1818-10-26 Stefano Golinelli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1891)
  • 1818-11-26 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
  • 1819-04-14 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), born in Hagen, Westphalia (d. 1895)
  • 1819-05-17 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Neustadt an der Mettau (d. 1886)
  • 1819-07-02 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), born in Renescure, France (d. 1900)
  • 1819-09-13 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1820-05-22 Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1820-08-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • 1821-05-01 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1873)
  • 1821-05-25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1821-07-18 Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1823-11-26 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1874)
  • 1824-06-23 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), born in Altona, Holstein (d. 1910)
  • 1825-08-21 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, born in Bathwick Street, Bathwick, England (d. 1904)
  • 1826-06-01 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1826-08-28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1826-12-21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • 1829-01-24 William Mason, American pianist, pedagogue and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • 1829-05-08 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1869)
  • 1829-05-09 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, born in Sinalunga, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1888)
  • 1829-11-28 Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer (Dmitri Donskoi), born in Vikhvatinets, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1894)
  • 1830-01-08 Hans von Bülow, German pianist & composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1830-05-28 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer and pianist child prodigy, born in Mühlbach (Sebeș), Romania (d. 1845)
  • 1830-06-22 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist, composer, and teacher (Contes de Jeunesse), born in Łańcut, Austrian Poland (d. 1915)
  • 1830-09-25 Karl Klindworth, German pianist and conductor, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1831-05-24 Richard Hoffman, British-American pianist, and composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1909)
  • 1831-08-13 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1902)
  • 1834-03-23 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), born in Hausneindorf, Germany (d. 1858)
  • 1834-10-03 Vilém Blodek, Czech pianist, flautist, and composer, born in Prague (d. 1874)
  • 1835-06-14 Nikolay Rubinstein, Russian composer and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1881) (O.S. 2 June)
  • 1836-04-04 (Charles) Jerome Hopkins, American composer, pianist, critic, and musical education advocate, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1898)
  • 1837-01-02 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1910)
  • 1837-01-12 Adolf Jensen, German pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Königsberg, Prussian (now Kaliningrad, Russia) (d. 1879)
  • 1837-05-23 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1912)
  • 1837-05-29 Luca Fumagalli, Italian pianist and composer (Luigi XI), born in Inzago, Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, Austrian Empire (now Italy) (d. 1908)
  • 1839-04-05 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • 1839-07-14 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, born in Dorchester, England (d. 1889)
  • 1840-01-18 Ernst Rudorff, German pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1840-06-24 Louis Brassin, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Aix-la-Chapelle (d. 1884)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1880-01-07 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 1889-05-31 Polish pianist, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds Polish baroness, social activist, and humanitaran Helena Maria von Rosen (32) in Warsaw

LoveWedding of Interest

1911-01-11 American actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman (30)

LoveWedding of Interest

1913-11-07 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

LoveWedding of Interest

1924-02-04 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds pianist Lil Armstrong (26)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

LoveWedding of Interest

1940-12-03 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus

LoveWedding of Interest

1985-03-23 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (34) weds American supermodel Christie Brinkley (31), on a yacht moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty; divorce in 1994

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

LoveWedding of Interest

1994-04-16 American singer and piano player Harry Connick, Jr. (26) weds American model Jill Goodacre (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 2005-06-01 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-12-21 British pop piano player and singer Elton John (67) marries Canadian filmmaker David Furnish (51)

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938-09-30 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Broken heartPerson of Interest

1994-03-26 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (45) and American supermodel Christie Brinkley (40) divorce after 9 years of marriage

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 709

  • 1731-01-27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • 1777-03-01 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer & pianist, dies at 62
  • 1781-12-16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1812-03-20 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1820-12-21 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, dies at 45
  • 1821-03-23 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, dies at 56
  • 1822-10-27 Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German pianist, composer and publisher, dies at 55
  • 1823-09-20 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1829-10-29 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, dies at 78
  • 1831-07-24 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, dies of cholera at 41
  • 1831-11-14 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1832-03-23 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1833-01-19 (Louis Joseph) Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist, violinist, and composer of over twenty operas, dies from tuberculosis at 41
  • 1833-11-08 Maximilian Stadler, Austrian pianist and composer and Benedictine monk, dies at 85
  • 1837-01-23 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
  • 1839-03-04 Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1839-06-15 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1842-02-21 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer and Chopin's first piano teacher, dies at 85
  • 1845-05-11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer & pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14
  • 1846-02-22 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, dies at 77

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

1847-11-04 (Jacob Ludwig) Felix Mendelssohn [Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Italian Symphony; Songs Without Words), dies at 38, after a series of strokes

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1849-02-22 Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer, dies at 28
  • 1849-06-10 Friedrich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, dies at 63

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

1849-10-17 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), dies of at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • 1852-11-22 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1855-05-04 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder, and composer, dies at 66

Person of interestRobert Schumann

1856-07-29 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), dies at 46

Composer Robert Schumann
Composer
Robert Schumann
  • 1857-06-28 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 53
  • 1857-07-15 Carl Czerny, Czech-Austrian pianist, composer (Schule der Virtuosen), and teacher, dies at 66
  • 1858-04-16 Johann Baptist Cramer, German British pianist, composer and publisher, dies at 87
  • 1858-06-03 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), dies of tuberculosis at 24
  • 1860-11-14 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1865-08-27 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1865-11-06 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1866-07-25 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16) dies at 77
  • 1869-12-18 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, dies at 40
  • 1870-01-07 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and compose, dies at 72
  • 1870-04-19 Camille Marie Stamaty, French pianist, composer, and teacher of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns, dies at 59
  • 1871-02-07 Henry Steinway [Heinrich Steinweg], German American piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons), dies at 73
  • 1871-07-17 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist, student and protégé of Liszt, and composer noted for his transcriptions, dies of typhoid at 29
  • 1871-09-26 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1872-09-07 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 21
  • 1873-02-14 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1873-03-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1874-05-01 Vilém Blodek, Czech pianist, flautist, and composer, dies at 39
  • 1874-10-06 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, dies at 50
  • 1874-12-22 Johann Peter Pixis, German pianist and composer, dies at 86
  • 1875-09-15 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, dies at 71
  • 1876-10-01 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1880-04-07 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), dies at 60
  • 1880-07-22 Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1880-10-16 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1883-04-18 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist & composer, dies at 36
  • 1883-04-22 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1884-05-17 Louis Brassin, Belgian pianist, composer and music educator, dies at 43
  • 1884-09-30 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1885-05-10 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 73

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1886-07-31 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), dies of heart disease at 74

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1886-09-20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1886-10-23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1887-11-18 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • 1887-12-26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
  • 1888-01-14 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, dies at 74
  • 1888-03-10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1888-03-29 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1889-03-03 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, dies at 49
  • 1891-01-07 (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert, German pianist, conductor, and composer, dies at 79
  • 1891-04-15 Stephen Albert Emery, American pianist, composer, and pedagogue (Elements of Harmony), dies at 49
  • 1891-05-23 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1891-08-05 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, dies at 73
  • 1892-01-17 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, dies at 27
  • 1893-11-16 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 1894-02-12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • 1894-09-13 (Alexis) Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (España; Joyeuse marche; Le roi malgré lui), dies from general paresis at 53
  • 1894-11-20 Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64
  • 1895-09-15 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1895-10-25 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 1896-05-20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76
  • 1897-11-10 Moritz Heuzenroeder, German pianist and composer who settled in Australia, dies at 47 [1]
  • 1898-11-04 (Charles) Jerome Hopkins, American composer, pianist, critic, and musical education advocate, dies of a brain hemorrhage at 62
  • 1899-12-07 Anton de Kontski [Antoni Kątski], Polish-American pianist and composer (Awakening Of The Lion), Polish pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1900-03-19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80
  • 1901-02-17 Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (The Rosary; Narcissus), dies of a stroke at 38
  • 1902-02-01 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist & composer, dies at 70
  • 1903-06-29 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, dies at 23
  • 1904-08-30 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, dies at 79
  • 1905-01-20 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1905-04-29 Ignatio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), dies at 57
  • 1905-05-09 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer & pianist, dies at 78
  • 1905-09-02 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1907-02-05 Ludwig Thuille, Austrian composer (sextet for piano and wind quintet), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1907-03-07 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1907-06-04 Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Norwegian pianist, composer, and teacher, dies at 59
  • 1907-10-03 Alfred Reisenauer, German pianist and composer, dies at 43
  • 1908-06-05 Luca Fumagalli, Italian pianist and composer (Luigi XI), dies at 71
  • 1908-06-14 "Blind" Tom Wiggins, African-American pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1909-05-18 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist & composer (Suite española; Tango in D), dies from nephritis at 48
  • 1910-03-10 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), dies at 85
  • 1910-05-18 Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), dies at 88
  • 1910-05-29 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej; Tamara), dies at 73

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