Deaths in Music on 2nd October

  • 1559 Jacquet of Mantua, French composer (b. 1483)
  • 1629 Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584)
  • 1656 Stephan Otto, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1823 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57 [OS=Sept 20]
  • 1842 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56
  • 1915 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • 1920 Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82
  • 1943 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60
  • 1960 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
  • 1970 Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79
  • 1970 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
  • 1971 Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1981 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63
  • 1983 Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
  • 1995 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician, dies at 74
  • 1996 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • 1998 Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • 2001 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)