Deaths in Music in 1957

  • Jan 9 Mary Carr Moore, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • Feb 7 Rudolph Reti, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 23 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)
  • Feb 25 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 8 Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 25 Fud Livingston, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • Apr 23 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • Apr 29 Otallo Morales, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • May 2 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer, dies at 53
  • May 5 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer, dies at 74
  • May 9 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • May 17 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer, dies at 54
  • May 21 Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)
  • May 29 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • Jun 9 Robert Oboussier, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • Jun 28 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupĂ©e valsante), dies at 88
  • Jul 3 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • Jul 8 Henry Fevrier, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 9 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
  • Jul 30 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • Aug 18 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer, dies at 41
  • Aug 24 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 9 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 20 Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
  • Sep 28 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 14 Carl Natanael Berg, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Weldon Hart, American composer, commits suicide at 46
  • Nov 29 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austria/US composer (Kathrin), dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • Dec 12 Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 21 Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 26 Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53