Deaths in Music on August 1

  • 1628 Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37
  • 1805 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
  • 1813 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • 1846 Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
  • 1922 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
  • 1934 Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79
  • 1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1966 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • 1981 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1989 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1992 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orchestra), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1995 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1996 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • 1996 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 1997 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 2005 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)