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Deaths in Music in 1937

  • Jan 8 John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 14 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 2 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 12 Jeno Hubay, Hungarian composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist, composer and professor (Paris Conservatory), dies at 93
  • Mar 29 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • Apr 8 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 8 William Henry Hadow, British educational reformer and musicologist (Oxford History of Music, Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Algernon Ashton, British composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer, dies at 79
  • May 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 69
  • May 2 Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, dies at 26
  • May 11 Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 2 Louis Vierne, French organist and composer, dies at 66

  • Jul 10 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 11 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • Jul 17 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 28 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 23 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), dies at 68
  • Sep 4 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, dies at 29
  • Sep 6 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • Sep 26 Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • Oct 9 August de Boeck, Flemish composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 2 Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 4 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 23 Louis Victor Saar, Dutch-American composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • Dec 28 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62