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February 4, 2001 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Deaths in Music

  • Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
  • J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer, dies at 77
  • Raimo Kangro, Estonian composer (Butterflies in the Stone), dies at 51
2001 in Music