Deaths in Music in 1908

  • Jan 23 Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47
  • Feb 14 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 11 Peter Milne, Scottish composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 4 Josef Sucher, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55
  • May 12 Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 5 Luca Fumagalli, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 8 Johan Lindegren, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 21 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64 (OS 8 Jun)
  • Jul 14 William Mason, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 18 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), dies at 83
  • Jul 20 Federico Chueca, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 13 Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Pablo Martin Melitou de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
  • Nov 8 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 23 Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Francois A Gevaert, Belg/Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80