Deaths in Music in October 1979

  • Oct 1 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 4 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
  • Oct 10 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
  • Oct 13 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, dies at 93
  • Oct 17 Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 22 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), dies at 92