Deaths in Music on May 23

  • 1304 Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
  • 1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
  • 1875 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
  • 1887 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74
  • 1891 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1926 Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73
  • 1941 Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
  • 1952 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
  • 1969 Jimmy McHugh, American composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
  • 1974 Kathleen Cannell, American fashion and dance writer, dies at 82
  • 1987 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
  • 1991 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1991 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1992 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • 1994 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, dies from liver cancer at 65
  • 1995 Keith Humble, Australian composer, dies at 67
  • 2003 Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67