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 (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), dies of liver disease 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, German 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 de Hartmann, Russian 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
  • 1995 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper, dies at 30
  • 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