Deaths in Music in 1954

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  • Jan 10th Fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 11th Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
  • Jan 13th Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 27th Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 2nd Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 4th Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 5th Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 7th Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 4th Georg Gohler, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 4th Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 6th Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
  • Mar 14th Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 15th Arthur Fickenscher, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 19th Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 21st Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 5th Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 9th Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 15th Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer, dies at 54
  • May 2nd Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82
  • May 16th Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
  • May 19th Charles Edward Ives, US composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79
  • May 21st Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
  • May 28th Achille Longo, composer, dies at 54
  • Jun 10th Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • Jun 13th Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 27th Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • Jul 19th Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 2nd Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
  • Aug 8th Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 13th Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 17th Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
  • Sep 9th Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 10th Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • Sep 11th Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 19th Tibor Harsanyi, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 5th Flor Alpaerts, Flem composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel/Pallieter), dies at 78
  • Oct 6th Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 23rd Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 27th Franco Alfano, Ital (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78

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Nov 3rd Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
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  • Nov 11th John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 21st Karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 29th Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 30th Wilhelm Furtw√§ngler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • Dec 1st Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • Dec 3rd Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 4th Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • Dec 20th Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 25th Johnny Ace, American rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
  • Dec 25th Rosario Scalero, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 31st Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75