Deaths in Music in 1941

  • Jan 2 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • Jan 10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • Jan 23 Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 5 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • Feb 19 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", dies at 61
  • Feb 20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
  • Mar 4 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), dies at 63
  • Mar 8 José Serrano Simeón, Spanish composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 9 Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 11 Walford Davies, English composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 12 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
  • Apr 19 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer, dies at 63
  • May 8 Heinrich Zöllner, German composer, dies at 86
  • May 23 Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 17 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

Jun 29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • Jul 5 Oskar Fried, German-Russian composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 8 Philippe Gaubert, French musician and composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 10 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, pioneer jazz pianist, dies in LA at 56
  • Jul 18 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 3 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • Dec 3 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 7 Cecil Forsyth, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 24 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
  • Dec 31 Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, dies at 85