The Final Resting Places of Famous Composers

Longtime readers should know me well enough by now to know that I have an interest in the macabre. When I’m not practicing my clarinet, I enjoy reading Stephen King, listening to scary stories on YouTube, and exploring cemeteries.

Last year, I visited the graves of famous clarinetists around the world. In addition to clarinetists’ graves, I also had the opportunity to pay my respects to famous composers. Here are a few of the composers’ graves I have visited:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Wiener Zentralfriedhof – Vienna, Austria.
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Wiener Zentralfriedhof – Vienna, Austria.
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Wahnfried – Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884). Vyšehrad Cemetery – Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Johann Strauss (1825-1899). Wiener Zentralfriedhof – Vienna, Austria.
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Wiener Zentralfriedhof – Vienna, Austria.
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904). Vyšehrad Cemetery – Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951). Wiener Zentralfriedhof – Vienna, Austria.
  • Béla Bartók (1881-1945). Farkasréti Cemetery – Budapest, Hungary.
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Isola di San Michele. Venice, Italy.
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967). Farkasréti Cemetery – Budapest, Hungary.
  • Leó Weiner (1885-1960). Kerepesi Cemetery – Budapest, Hungary.
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Green-Wood Cemetery – NYC, New York.
  • György Ligeti (1923-2006). Wiener Zentralfriedhof – Vienna, Austria.

Ludwig van Beethoven grave

Leonard Bernstein grave

Arnold Schoenberg grave

Johannes Brahms grave
Zoltan Kodaly grave

Leo Weiner grave

Antonin Dvorak grave

Bedrich Smetana grave

Bela Bartok grave



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