On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1934

  • Jan 12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • Jan 15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Jan 16 Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78

Person of interestEdward Elgar

Feb 23 Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), dies of colorectal cancer at 76

Composer Edward Elgar
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Edward Elgar
  • Feb 25 Daniel Protheroe, Welsh conductor and composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 3 Norman O'Neill, English composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Fritz Cortolezis, German conductor, opera director, and composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 21 Franz Schreker [Schrecker], Austrian conductor, composer (Die Gezeichneten; Der ferne Klang), teacher, and administrator dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Apr 4 Braulio Dueno Colon, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 5 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", dies at 74
  • Apr 28 Charley Patton, American Delta blues musician ("Pony Blues"; "High Water Everywhere"), dies of a mitral valve disorder between the ages of 37 and 43
  • May 1 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, Soviet composer, dies at 35
  • May 7 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • May 25 Gustav Holst, English composer (The Planets; Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • Jun 10 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden), dies at 72
  • Jun 15 Alfred Bruneau, French composer (Léda), dies at 77
  • Jun 18 Francisco Lacerda, Portuguese composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 27 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, dies in air crash at 56
  • Jul 9 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 1 Piotr Maszyński, Polish composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 2 (Ruggiero) "Russ" Columbo, American baritone, violinist, actor ("You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love"), and songwriter ("Prisoner of Love") is accidentally shot to death at 26
  • Sep 2 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 10 George Henschel, German-British baritone, pianist, conductor, and composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 15 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Edmund van der Straeten, German composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 8 Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62