Deaths in Music in 1947

  • Jan 11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • Jan 26 Grace Moore, American soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • Jan 28 Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Luigi Russolo, composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 5 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Ludwig Weber, composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 11 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 19 Willem F J Pijper, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52
  • Mar 28 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 6 Vaclav Kapral, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 9 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer, dies at 43
  • May 11 Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62
  • May 30 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • May 30 Georg von Trapp, Austrian WWI submarine commander and inspiration for "The Sound of Music" character, dies at 67
  • May 31 Henri Casadesus, French violist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Hermann Darewsky, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 12 Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 1 Clarence Lucas, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 12 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • Jul 15 Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 13 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
  • Sep 12 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 28 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 29 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69