Deaths in Music on January 27

  • 1629 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1731 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • 1802 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42
  • 1850 Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
  • 1851 Karl Moser, German composer, dies at 77

Person of interestGiuseppe Verdi

1901 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1904 Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
  • 1930 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • 1941 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, dies at 90
  • 1949 Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1956 Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
  • 1964 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • 1965 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • 1969 Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67

Person of interestMahalia Jackson

1972 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • 1978 Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
  • 1989 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], dies at 70
  • 1994 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, dies at 72
  • 1994 Stanley Adams, American lyricist and songwriter (What a Diff'rence a Day Makes), dies from cancer at 86
  • 1995 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • 1997 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (b. 1900)
  • 2000 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • 2006 Gene McFadden, American singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2014 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94