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