Deaths in Music on February 5

  • 1705 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • 1738 Georg Reidel, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1745 Coelestin Praelisauer, composer, dies at 49
  • 1758 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45
  • 1812 Franz Schneider, composer, dies at 74
  • 1825 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, dies at 64
  • 1838 Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62
  • 1907 Ludwig Thuille, composer, dies at 45
  • 1917 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
  • 1922 James William Tate, composer, dies at 46
  • 1924 Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
  • 1926 AndrĂ© Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, PhoebĂ©) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, dies at 69
  • 1929 Siegfried Ochs, composer, dies at 70
  • 1949 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50
  • 1954 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77
  • 1960 Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1962 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • 1968 Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
  • 1976 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1989 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • 1994 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • 1996 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
  • 1996 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86