Today's Deaths in Music

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  • 1697 Nikolaus Bruhns, composer, dies
  • 1802 Frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51
  • 1803 Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)
  • 1880 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer, dies at 62
  • 1888 Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan, composer, dies at 74
  • 1911 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer, dies at 74
  • 1917 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer, dies at 76
  • 1924 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
  • 1933 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52
  • 1937 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • 1959 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1964 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • 1966 Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
  • 1980 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
  • 1982 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • 1995 Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
  • 1999 Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • 2001 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2009 Maurice Jarre, French composer (b.1924)
  • 2009 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)