Deaths in Music on March 26

  • 1517 Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer
  • 1566 Antonio de Cabezon, composer, dies
  • 1713 Paul Esterhazy, Hungarian prince, composer and patron, dies at 77
  • 1736 Georg Balthasar Schott, composer, dies at 49
  • 1809 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, dies at 68
  • 1820 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, dies at 71

Person of interestLudwig van Beethoven

1827 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56

  • 1837 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, dies at 53
  • 1880 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, Spanish composer, dies at 62
  • 1892 Anton Wallerstein, composer, dies at 78
  • 1909 Nikolai Arkas, composer, dies at 56
  • 1918 Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
  • 1924 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer, dies at 78
  • 1932 Jean Cartan, composer, dies at 25
  • 1933 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist, dies at 30
  • 1953 Albert Spalding, composer, dies at 64
  • 1956 Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70
  • 1973 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • 1980 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
  • 1987 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1994 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • 1995 Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright), dies at 31
  • 2002 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
  • 2004 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  • 2005 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 2015 John Renbourn, English folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 2016 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, dies at 84