Deaths in Music on November 23

  • 1585 Thomas Tallis, English composer, dies at 80
  • 1752 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79
  • 1787 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1848 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, dies at 45
  • 1853 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, dies at 67
  • 1853 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1865 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41
  • 1916 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, dies at 77
  • 1926 Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
  • 1931 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
  • 1932 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • 1937 Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
  • 1940 Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, dies at 82
  • 1948 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1952 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 62
  • 1974 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • 1979 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1992 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1993 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 1994 Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
  • 1994 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), commits suicide at 55
  • 1994 Frederick Hawkins, American dancer and choreographer, dies at 85
  • 1995 Junior Walker, American tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1996 Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • 2001 O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • 2006 Betty Comden, American lyricist, dies at 89
  • 2006 Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2010 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)