Deaths in Music in May 1982

  • May 1 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), dies at 77
  • May 5 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, dies at 56
  • May 11 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • May 13 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), dies at 64
  • May 13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • May 26 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97