On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1918

  • 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
  • Feb 26 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, Spanish violinist and composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 4 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Karel Stecker, Czech organist, pedagogue, and composer of organ and sacred music 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 18 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 César Cortinas, Uruguayan composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 24 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53

Claude Debussy

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

  • Mar 26 Caesar A. Cui, Lithuanian fort builder and composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 28 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, dies at 87
  • Apr 1 Karl Valentin, Swedish 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, American composer/playwright, dies at 38
  • Aug 15 Heinrich Köselitz [Peter Gast], German composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Ernest Farrar, English composer and musician, 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, Belgian 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, British organist and composer, dies at 65