Deaths in Music in 1951

  • Jan 3 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 10 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 19 Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 22 Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 9 Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 10 Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, Armenian composer, dies at 94
  • Feb 20 Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • Mar 8 John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 20 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 22 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra), dies at 79
  • Apr 1 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 2 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • Apr 6 Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 12 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 25 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
  • Apr 26 John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
  • May 17 Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
  • May 20 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 74
  • May 29 Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • May 29 Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 2 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • Jun 4 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • Jul 6 Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54

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Jul 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
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Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jul 19 Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 11 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 15 Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
  • Aug 21 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
  • Sep 3 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • Sep 10 Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
  • Sep 15 Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 17 Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 5 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • Nov 13 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 18 Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Will Vodery, African-American composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 1 Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • Dec 13 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist and composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
  • Dec 22 Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72