Deaths in Music in 1940

  • Jan 24 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
  • Mar 25 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 6 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
  • May 28 Theodor Streicher, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 8 Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25
  • Jun 19 Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
  • Jun 20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
  • Jul 2 Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 10 Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 28 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 8 Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Aug 21 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 29 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • Sep 30 Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 5 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • Oct 6 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • Oct 24 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Andrea d' Angeli, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34
  • Nov 23 Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 30 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 16 William Wallace, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 30 Fritz Volbach, composer, dies at 79