Deaths in Music in 1918

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  • Jan 18 Bohuslav Jeremiáš, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 7 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 15 Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, dies at 30
  • Mar 1 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 4 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 15 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Lili [Marie-Juliette Olga] Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize), dies at 24
  • Mar 15 Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • Mar 18 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 24 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53

Person of interestClaude Debussy

Mar 25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Nocturnes, La Mer), dies in Paris of cancer at 55

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  • Mar 26 Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 28 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, dies at 87

  • Apr 1 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
  • May 18 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, dies after being shot in a quarrel at 34
  • May 24 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor, dies at 50
  • Jun 1 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Jaroslav Novotny, Czech composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 10 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 8 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • Aug 15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33
  • Sep 19 Liza Lehmann, English composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 7 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • Oct 16 Felix Arndt, American composer, dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 29
  • Oct 24 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • Nov 15 Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26
  • Nov 28 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Henryk Jarecki, Polish composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 26 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65