Deaths in Music on November 12

  • 1606 Matthaus Ludecus, composer, dies at 79
  • 1739 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1823 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer, dies at 75
  • 1852 Georg Hellmesberger, composer, dies at 22
  • 1896 Spyridon Xyndas, composer, dies at 84
  • 1925 Roman Statkowski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1940 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34
  • 1944 Edgar Stillman Kelley, US composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • 1944 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
  • 1948 Umberto Giordano, composer, dies at 81
  • 1962 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • 1966 Quincy Porter, US composer, dies at 69
  • 1969 Louis van Tulder, tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
  • 1972 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92
  • 1976 Walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82
  • 1978 Howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1980 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • 1990 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • 1992 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1996 Gwen Catley, soprano, dies at 90
  • 1997 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 2000 Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • 2001 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2003 Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)
  • 2008 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Serge Nigg, French composer, dies at 84
  • 2010 Henryk G√≥recki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87