On This Day

Musicians Who Died on October 11

  • 1837 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" ((Exultate Deo), dies at 71

Person of interestAnton Bruckner

1896 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72

Composer Anton Bruckner
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Anton Bruckner
  • 1897 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1942 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 64
  • 1970 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, dies at 69
  • 1985 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • 1993 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, dies at 66
  • 1996 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • 1999 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, dies at 77
  • 2007 Werner von Trapp, Austrian singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 91
  • 2008 Neal Hefti, American orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer (Li'l Darlin), dies at 85
  • 2014 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, dies at 54
  • 2015 John Berg, American art director (Columbia Records, 1961-85), winner of 4 Grammy Awards for album art , dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 2020 Jon Gibson, American flute and saxophone player (Philip Glass Ensemble, 1968-2019), and composer (The Voyage of The Beagle), dies at 80 [1]