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December 26, 1974 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Deaths in Music

  • Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), dies of heart disease at 59
  • Knudåge Riisager, Danish composer (director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music 1956-67), dies at 77
  • Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, dies at 68
1974 in Music