Deaths in Music in 1945

  • Jan 1 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, dies at the front during WWII at 33
  • Jan 3 Fyodor Akimenko, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 14 Sandor Vandor, composer, dies at 43
  • Jan 22 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
  • Jan 30 William Busch, composer, dies at 43
  • Feb 3 José Roló, Mexican composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 10 Juan de Hernandez, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 11 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
  • Mar 3 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • Mar 6 Rudolph Karel, Czech composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 13 Herbert Bedford, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 30 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 71
  • Apr 5 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41
  • Apr 24 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, dies at 61
  • May 1 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59
  • May 13 Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
  • Jun 7 Ruben Marcos Campos, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 26 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 54
  • Jun 26 Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 2 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85
  • Aug 2 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81
  • Aug 16 Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
  • Aug 17 Gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 15 Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 16 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
  • Sep 18 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • Sep 26 Béla Bartok, Hungarian pianist and composer (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Alessandro Longo, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 11 Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
  • Dec 1 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 8 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 13 Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 14 Constantino Gaito, composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Francisco Pujol, composer, dies at 67