On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1933

  • Jan 6 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, dies at 84
  • Jan 12 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • Jan 25 William Faulkes, English organist, transcriber and composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 12 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 17 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
  • Feb 19 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 74
  • Mar 4 Willie Walker, US jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • Mar 26 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", dies at 30
  • Mar 29 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, dies at 52
  • Apr 9 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 23 Blair Fairchild, American composer and diplomat, dies at 55

Jimmie Rodgers

May 26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

  • Jun 14 Albert Ross Parsons, American composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 24 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", American singer, dies at about 64
  • Jul 6 Robert Kajanus, Finnish conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Jul 23 Max Schillings, German composer and conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • Jul 24 Max von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), dies at 65
  • Jul 29 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian opera composer and musicologist, dies at 73
  • Aug 3 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • Aug 13 Paul Hillemacher, French classical pianist, and composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, Russian composer, and music theorist dies at 70
  • Oct 6 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 27 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 5 (Mary Louise) "Texas" Guinan, American vaudeville singer, silent film actress, and speakeasy (saloon) proprietor, dies of amoebic dysentery at 49
  • Nov 26 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 2 Josef Gruber, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 12 Theodore Moses Tobani, German composer, dies at 78