Deaths in Music on September 17

  • 1179 Hildegard van Bingen, mystic/composer (Ordo Virtutum), dies at 81
  • 1604 Lucas Osiander, German composer, dies at 69
  • 1702 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
  • 1732 Josef Antonin Planicky, composer, dies at 40
  • 1762 Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74
  • 1803 Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies
  • 1820 Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • 1824 Giacomo Tritto, Italian composer, dies at 91
  • 1846 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84
  • 1884 Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
  • 1907 Ignaz Brull, Moravian-born composer, dies at 60
  • 1934 Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
  • 1951 Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • 1953 Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91
  • 1960 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • 1966 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • 1973 Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
  • 1979 Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Manos Lo├»zos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • 1991 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • 1991 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1994 John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55
  • 1996 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
  • 1999 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2009 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • 2013 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2014 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • 2015 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95