Deaths in Music in 1962

  • Jan 9 LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • Jan 12 Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 18 Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 26 Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 29 Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 5 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • Feb 19 Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 5 Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 6 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 16 John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 24 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • Apr 3 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 10 Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • Apr 20 Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 22 Solomon Pimsleur, composer, dies at 61
  • May 31 Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 12 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • Jun 13 Eugene Goossens, British composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 15 Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
  • Jun 18 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • Aug 23 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
  • Aug 24 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 6 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • Sep 14 Marcel Delannoy, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 8 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • Oct 28 Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 29 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 1 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 2 Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 12 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 7 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
  • Dec 13 Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)
  • Dec 20 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75