Deaths in Music on 2nd December

  • 1763 Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56
  • 1774 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54
  • 1831 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer, dies at 56
  • 1845 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer, dies at 82
  • 1880 Josephine Lang, composer, dies at 65
  • 1888 Franz Xaver Witt, composer, dies at 54
  • 1903 Victor Roger, composer, dies at 50
  • 1915 Jan Malat, composer, dies at 72
  • 1916 Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer, dies at 69
  • 1923 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer, dies at 72
  • 1925 Julio Garreta, composer, dies at 50
  • 1931 Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80
  • 1933 Josef Gruber, composer, dies at 78
  • 1950 Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33
  • 1972 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64
  • 1974 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72
  • 1979 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72
  • 1981 Hershy Kay, composer, dies at 62
  • 1982 David Blue, rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • 1988 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)

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1990 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

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  • 1997 Michael Hedges, American guitarist known for originality (b. 1953)
  • 2006 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, dies of heart disease at 77
  • 2009 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • 2014 Chris White, American rock bassist, dies at 78
  • 2014 Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70