On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1912

  • Mar 15 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), dies at 58
  • Apr 30 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 63
  • May 26 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
  • Jul 17 Dorothy Goetz Berlin, newlywed bride of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever contracted during their Havana honeymoon at 20

Jules Massenet

Aug 13 Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther; Manon), dies of abdominal cancer at 70

  • Aug 19 Alphonse Hasselmans, Belgian-French harpist, composer (La Source), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1884-1912), dies at 67
  • Sep 1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37
  • Oct 1 Mary Frances Allitsen, Nritish mezzo-soprano, voice coach, and composer (Psalm 27: "The Lord is My Light"), dies at 63
  • Oct 3 Guido Papini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 8 Wilhelm Kuhe, German composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 30 Jan Karol Gall, Polish conductor and composer of mostly vocal pieces (Mizerna, cicha), dies at 55
  • Nov 6 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (Taras Bulba), conductor and ethno-musicologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 11 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 75