Deaths in Music on April 2

  • 1705 Johann Lohner, German composer, dies at 59
  • 1758 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer, dies at 67
  • 1784 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • 1932 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1944 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
  • 1951 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • 1961 Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
  • 1965 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1973 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor

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1987 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1992 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • 1995 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • 1996 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1997 Zsolt Durko, Hungarian composer, dies at 62
  • 2003 Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2016 Gato Barbieri, Argentinian Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), dies at 83