On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1924

  • Jan 2 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist, dies at 89
  • Jan 4 Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
  • Jan 15 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 15 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), dies at 62
  • Feb 17 Oskar Merikanto [Ala-Kanto], Finnish pianist, organist, and composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 21 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, Italian opera composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 18 Frederick Bridge, English organist and composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 26 Augusto (de Oliveira) Machado, Portuguese composer (Lauriane; Camões es os Luziadas), dies at 78
  • Mar 27 Walter Parratt, British organist and composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), dies at 71
  • Apr 15 Eduardo Caudella, Romanian opera composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • May 12 Henri Maréchal, French composer and music critic, dies at 82
  • May 25 Theodore F. Morse, American composer, dies at 51
  • May 26 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, dies at 67
  • May 26 Victor Herbert, American cellist, composer, and conductor (Babes in Toyland; Eileen), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Jun 11 Theodore Dubois, French composer, dies at 86
  • Jun 23 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, dies at 64
  • Jul 27 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 6 John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 13 Julian Aguirre, Argentine composer and pianist, dies at 56
  • Sep 5 Karel Komzák III, Austrian conductor and composer, dies at 46 [1]
  • Sep 11 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), dies at 57
  • Sep 13 P. J. Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 25 Karel Burian (also Carl Burrian), Czech operatic tenor, dies at 54
  • Oct 5 Joseph Vézina, Canadian conductor (Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, 1902-24), and composer (Le Rajah), dies at 75
  • Oct 12 Monroe Althouse, American composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 21 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 4 Gabriel Urbain Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), dies at 79
  • Nov 8 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer (Lezghinka), dies at 64
  • Nov 16 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 16 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, Russian composer, dies at 78

Giacomo Puccini

Nov 29 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

  • Dec 8 (Franz) Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist, educator, and composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • Dec 9 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel, To My Fatherland), dies at 70