Deaths in Music in October 1953

  • Oct 3 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • Oct 8 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • Oct 18 Federico Gerdes, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 24 Ernest Irving, English composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 29 William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
  • Oct 30 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71