Deaths in Music in 1944

  • Jan 19 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Martin Lunssens, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • Feb 7 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • Feb 11 Ivan Sollertinski, friend of Russian composer D Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • Feb 16 Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 19 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 14 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 20 Felix Woyrsch, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 2 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 4 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, dies at 82
  • Apr 5 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • Apr 9 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 13 Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 18 C├ęcile Chamindale, composer, dies
  • Apr 22 Mezio Agostini, composer, dies at 68
  • May 9 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer, dies at 86
  • May 16 Leone Sinigaglia, composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 5 Riccardo Zandonai, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 24 Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 25 Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
  • Jun 27 Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 5 William Gillies Whittaker, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 19 Will Marion Cook, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 27 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 16 Roman Padlewski, composer, dies at 28
  • Aug 19 Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
  • Aug 23 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 7 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Jan van Gilse, composer/Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 63
  • Sep 25 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer, dies at 43
  • Sep 26 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist ad critic, dies at 64
  • Oct 16 Eric Westberg, composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 17 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer, murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at 45
  • Oct 20 Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 30 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 12 Edgar Stillman Kelley, US composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • Nov 12 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
  • Nov 13 Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • Nov 24 Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 15 Glenn Miller, US band leader/jazz composer, dies at 40
  • Dec 16 Glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orchestra leader (Danny boy), dies at 40
  • Dec 22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • Dec 24 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 27 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, composer, dies at 77