On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1916

  • Jan 22 Iwan Knorr, German composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 29 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 1 Anton Simon, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 9 Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71
  • Feb 29 Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Enrique Granados, Spanish opera composer (Goyescas), drowns while crossing the English Channel in a torpedo attack at 48
  • Apr 9 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, Basque composer, dies at 62
  • May 6 Earl Ross Drake, American composer, dies at 50
  • May 11 Max Reger, German composer, pianist and professor (Leipzig Univ), dies at 43
  • May 17 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68
  • Jun 4 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • Jul 26 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 2 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), and teacher, dies at 48
  • Aug 5 George Butterworth, English composer, dies at 31

  • Aug 5 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, Russian composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 13 Fritz Steinbach, German conductor and composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 25 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, dies at 44
  • Oct 30 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, American composer (The Tragedy of the Deep), dies at 70
  • Nov 13 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold 1908), dies at 35
  • Nov 23 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 24 John Francis Barnett, British composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Paolo Tosti, Italian composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Hans Richter, Austrian-Hungarian composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 20 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 William Wallace Gilchrist, American composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 27 Nicolai Soloviev, Russian music critic and composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
  • Dec 31 Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76