Deaths in Music in 1909

  • Jan 15 Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Herzog, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 8 Edouard Silas, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer, dies at 32
  • Mar 22 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • Mar 25 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 26 Nikolai Arkas, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 3 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 12 Hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79
  • May 18 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and 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, composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 5 Emil Bohn, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 23 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Dudley Buck, US organist and composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 14 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, 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, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 10 Ludvig Schytte, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 16 Francis Thome, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 15 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 20 Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79