Deaths in Music on November 20

  • 1518 Pierre de la Rue/Peter van Straten, Flemish composer, dies
  • 1758 Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer, conductor and violinist, dies at 64
  • 1827 Alexey Titov, Russian composer, dies at 58
  • 1851 Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1882 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
  • 1894 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64
  • 1927 Wilhelm Stenhammar [Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar], Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1939 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer, dies at 72
  • 1950 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer ( Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84
  • 1957 Weldon Hart, American composer, commits suicide at 46
  • 1964 John Tasker Howard, composer, dies at 73
  • 1973 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), dies from emphysema at 48
  • 1984 Alexander Moyzes, composer, dies at 78
  • 1997 Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52
  • 2004 Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
  • 2005 Chris Whitley, American musician (b. 1960)
  • 2005 James King, American singer (b. 1925)