Deaths in Music in 1931

  • Jan 11 Oscar Fetras, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 21 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, dies at 67
  • Feb 7 Ion Vidu, Romanian composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • Feb 23 Nellie Melba, [Helen Mitchell], Australian soprano, dies
  • Mar 8 Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 4 George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 6 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 9 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer, dies at 67
  • May 3 Frank Hoyt Losey, composer, dies at 59
  • May 3 Otto Winter-Hjelm, Norwegian musician and composer, dies at 93
  • May 12 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • May 13 Josif Marinkovic, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Henrique Oswald, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 6 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist (In Mist), dies at 29
  • Aug 20 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 10 Alfonso Randano, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 3 Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 20 Emanuel Moor, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 Luciano Gallet, composer, dies at 38
  • Nov 4 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, dies
  • Nov 17 Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 19 Frederic Cliffe, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 23 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
  • Nov 30 John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 30 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer, dies at 46
  • Dec 2 Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 Walter Courvoisier, composer, dies at 56