Musicians Who Died in 1947

  • Jan 11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born vaudeville and film singer and entertainer dies at 68
  • Jan 26 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • Jan 28 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Ernest Williams, American composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 5 Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, conductor (Boston Pops, 1927-29), and composer (La Giara; Concerto Romana), dies at 63
  • Mar 11 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, British composer (Carol Symphony), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Mar 19 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 52
  • Mar 28 Rudolph Simonsen, Danish composer (Olympic Arts bronze, 1928 - Symphony No. 2 (Hellas)), and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1916-47), dies at 57
  • Apr 6 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, dies at 58
  • Apr 9 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, dies at 43
  • May 11 Ture Rangström, Swedish composer, dies at 62
  • May 30 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • May 31 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Preludes for Viola d'amour), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Herman Darewsky, British composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 12 Jazeps Medins, Latvian composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 1 Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 12 Jimmie Lunceford, American swing jazz saxophonist and bandleader (Rhythm Is Our Business; For Dancers Only), dies of a heart attack at 45 [1] [2]
  • Jul 15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; "My Buddy"), dies at 54
  • Jul 24 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 13 Tobias Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies at 68
  • Sep 12 Harry Rowe Shelley, American hymn composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 28 Francisco Santiago, Filipino pianist, composer (Taga-ilog Symphony), conductor, and pedagogue, dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 29 Theodore Holland, British composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 14 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler and composer, dies at 74