Deaths in Music in 1950

  • Jan 12 Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44
  • Feb 10 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 19 Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), dies at about 75
  • Mar 8 Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 3 Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
  • Apr 8 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • Apr 19 Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 27 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 27 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies
  • May 17 Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67
  • May 26 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
  • Jun 22 Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 28 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, dies at 72
  • Jul 1 Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 1 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • Jul 6 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
  • Jul 11 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 21 Albert Riemenschneider, American musician and composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 8 Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 23 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 20 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer ( Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84
  • Dec 1 Ernest John Moeran, British composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 2 Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33
  • Dec 15 Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 16 Otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 23 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 26 Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47
  • Dec 31 Charles Koechlin, French composer (Jungle Book), dies at 83