Deaths in Music on 28th May

  • 1650 Gilles Hayne, composer, dies at 59
  • 1787 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 1791 Joseph Schmitt, composer, dies at 57
  • 1805 Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
  • 1833 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer, dies at 74
  • 1836 Anton Reicha, composer, dies at 66
  • 1838 Thomas Busby, composer, dies
  • 1883 August Freyer, composer, dies at 79
  • 1890 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer, dies at 49
  • 1914 Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer, dies at 76
  • 1922 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58
  • 1940 Theodor Streicher, composer, dies at 65
  • 1954 Achille Longo, composer, dies at 54
  • 1958 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer, dies at 77
  • 1963 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60
  • 1964 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
  • 1973 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • 1977 Jiri Reinberger, composer, dies at 63
  • 1981 Mary Lou Williams, African American musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
  • 1995 Henning Kronstam, dancer, dies at 60
  • 2002 Jean Berger, German-born composer (b. 1909)