Deaths in Music on November 6

  • 1492 Antoine Busnois, French composer
  • 1669 Laurentius Erhard, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1712 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer, dies at 58
  • 1795 Jiri Antonin Benda, composer, dies at 73
  • 1801 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
  • 1835 Ignaz Schuster, composer, dies at 56
  • 1865 Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer, dies at 51

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • 1897 Edouard Deldevez, composer, dies at 80
  • 1901 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, dies at 48
  • 1912 Mykola Lysenko, Ukranian composer, conductor and ethnomusicologist, dies at 70
  • 1922 William Baines, composer, dies at 23
  • 1946 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76
  • 1953 John Parsons Beach, American composer, dies at 76
  • 1958 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • 1965 Clarence Williams, American composer, dies at 67
  • 1965 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • 1968 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1970 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), dies at 73
  • 1972 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • 1983 Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69
  • 1986 Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • 1991 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist/conductor, dies at 64
  • 1995 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan, dies at 90
  • 2005 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • 2005 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2016 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64