Deaths in Music on February 1

  • 1743 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1795 Giacomo Insanguine, composer, dies at 66
  • 1818 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer, dies at 74
  • 1824 Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer, dies at 64
  • 1871 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer, dies at 51
  • 1875 William Sterndale Bennett, composer, dies at 58
  • 1877 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71
  • 1889 Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78
  • 1902 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70
  • 1916 Anton Simon, Russian composer, dies at 65
  • 1929 August Otto Halm, composer, dies at 59
  • 1944 Martin Lunssens, composer, dies at 72
  • 1949 Herbert Stothart, composer, dies at 63
  • 1970 Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69
  • 1981 Ernst Pepping, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1981 Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer, dies at 72
  • 1986 Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
  • 1999 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (b. 1922)
  • 2004 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
  • 2007 Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dance choreographer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)