Deaths in Music for Year 1954

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Deaths 1 - 51 of 51

Jan 10th - Fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53
Jan 11th - Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
Jan 13th - Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69
Jan 27th - Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
Feb 2nd - Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52
Feb 4th - Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72
Feb 5th - Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77
Feb 7th - Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer, dies at 54
Mar 4th - Georg Gohler, composer, dies at 79
Mar 4th - Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55
Mar 6th - Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
Mar 14th - Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer, dies at 72
Mar 15th - Arthur Fickenscher, composer, dies at 82
Mar 19th - Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71
Mar 21st - Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer, dies at 84
Apr 5th - Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
Apr 9th - Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65
Apr 15th - Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer, dies at 54
May 2nd - Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82
May 16th - Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
May 19th - Charles Edward Ives, US composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79
May 21st - Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
May 28th - Achille Longo, composer, dies at 54
Jun 10th - Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
Jun 13th - Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62
Jun 27th - Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
Jul 19th - Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer, dies at 81
Aug 2nd - Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
Aug 8th - Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
Aug 13th - Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
Aug 17th - Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
Sep 9th - Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
Sep 10th - Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
Sep 11th - Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69
Sep 19th - Tibor Harsanyi, composer, dies at 56
Oct 5th - Flor Alpaerts, Flem composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel/Pallieter), dies at 78
Oct 6th - Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
Oct 23rd - Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
Oct 27th - Franco Alfano, Ital (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
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Nov 3rd - Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84
Nov 11th - John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
Nov 21st - Karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59
Nov 29th - Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
Nov 30th - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
Dec 1st - Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
Dec 3rd - Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
Dec 4th - Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies
Dec 20th - Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80
Dec 25th - Johnny Ace, Memphis rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
Dec 25th - Rosario Scalero, composer, dies at 84
Dec 31st - Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75


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