Deaths in Music in 1942

  • Jan 1 Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35
  • Jan 4 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), dies at 70
  • Jan 6 Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)
  • Jan 8 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 44
  • Jan 17 Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 21 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
  • Jan 25 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 28 Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 29 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
  • Jan 30 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 15 Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
  • Feb 15 Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 20 Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, dies at 61
  • Mar 4 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 12 Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 15 Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41
  • Apr 3 Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 3 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 8 Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
  • Apr 30 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer, dies at 51
  • May 7 Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • May 10 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • May 13 Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41
  • May 17 Alfred Hollins, British composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 1 Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 12 Walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 18 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • Jul 8 Catherinus Elling, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 4 Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech Russian composer and pianist, dies at 48
  • Aug 22 Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 22 Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies
  • Aug 25 Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 23 Ralph Rainger, composer, dies at 41
  • Nov 1 Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34

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Nov 5 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

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  • Nov 19 Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 3 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • Dec 13 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 20 Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 24 Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 25 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32