Deaths in Music on January 25

  • 1744 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
  • 1820 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austria violin cellist, dies at 79
  • 1829 William Shield, composer, dies at 80
  • 1875 Leopold Jansa, composer, dies at 79
  • 1882 Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1921 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
  • 1942 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
  • 1949 Emil Axman, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • 1960 Rutland Boughton, British composer (The Immortal Hour), dies at 82
  • 1965 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • 1965 Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • 1969 Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • 1987 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, dies at 85
  • 1992 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • 1992 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • 1996 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 35
  • 1999 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 2005 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), dies at 65
  • 2008 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2012 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor dies aged 82
  • 2015 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), dies from an undisclosed illness at 68
  • 2018 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91