Deaths in Music on April 3

  • 1797 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer, dies at 66
  • 1850 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, Czech composer, dies at 75
  • 1858 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, dies at 79
  • 1868 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 1882 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer, dies at 71
  • 1897 Johannes Brahms, German composer and conductor (Hung Dances), dies at 63
  • 1901 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies at 56
  • 1909 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer, dies at 71
  • 1919 Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
  • 1920 Homer Newton Bartlett, composer, dies at 74
  • 1930 Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847)
  • 1942 Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, dies at 63
  • 1942 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • 1949 Basil Harwood, English composer, dies at 89
  • 1950 Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, dies at 70
  • 1950 Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50

  • 1962 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • 1972 Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofe, composer, dies at 80
  • 1972 Ferde Grofe, US composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
  • 1976 Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
  • 1978 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • 1986 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • 1987 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer, dies at 97
  • 1990 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 1996 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, dies at 59
  • 1999 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 2002 Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2003 Homer Banks, American singer and songwriter (Be What You Are), dies at 61
  • 2005 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • 2013 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • 2017 Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical Hindustani singer, dies at 84