On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1909

  • Jan 15 Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Herzog, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 8 Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Mieczysław Karłowicz, Polish composer and conductor (Rebirth Symphony, Op. 7), dies in an avalanche while on a skiing excursion at 32
  • Mar 22 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • Mar 25 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 26 Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 3 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 12 Hermann Kotzschmar, German-American composer, dies at 79
  • May 18 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist & composer (Suite española, Tango in D), dies from nephritis at 48
  • May 20 Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
  • Jun 1 Giuseppe Martucci, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 18 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 5 Emil Bohn, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 23 Zygmunt Noskowski, Polish composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Richard Hoffman, English-American composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, dies at 70
  • Oct 14 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44
  • Nov 8 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Eduard de Hartog, Dutch composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 10 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 16 Francis Thome, French composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 15 Francisco Tárrega, Spanish composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 20 Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79