Deaths in Music on 26th April

  • 1648 Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer, dies at 79
  • 1703 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer, dies at 58
  • 1785 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40
  • 1827 Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90
  • 1865 Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74
  • 1907 Pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79
  • 1922 Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84
  • 1924 Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82
  • 1951 John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
  • 1965 Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
  • 1972 Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
  • 1983 Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81
  • 1984 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician and bandleader, dies at 79
  • 1987 Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922)
  • 1991 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • 1991 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • 1999 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • 2013 George Jones, American country musician, dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81