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Index to music necrology : 1979 necrology
Notes (Music Library Association), 1980, p. 866


The above item has biographical information on:

  Ager, Milton (b. 1893 d. 1979)   composer, songwriter
  Allard, Raymond (d. 1979)   Boston Symphony bassoonist
  Anderson, William Robert (b. 1891 d. 1979)   critic, editor
  Arlan, Dennis (b. 1945 d. 1979)   composer
  Aubert, Pauline (d. 1978)   harp
  Baker, Millard T. [Red] (d. 1979)   bandleader, writer
  Barzun, Mariana Lowell (d. 1979)   violin
  Belmont, Eleanor Robson (b. 1878)   patroness of opera
  Berking, Willy (b. 1910 d. 1979)   bandleader, trombone
  Bernac, Pierre (b. 1899 d. 1979)   baritone, chanteur
  Bernard, Albert Yves (b. 1903 d. 1979)   viola d'amore, viola
  Berrens, Anna Fischer (d. 1979)   music executive
  Blackwell, Lawrence [Ronnie] (d. 1979)   country-western musician
  Blake, James (d. 1979)   jazz musician
  Blareau, Richard (b. 1910 d. 1979)   conductor, musicisti
  Bohlke, Erich (b. 1895 d. 1979)   composer, conductor
  Bolognini, Ennio (b. 1893 d. 1979)   cello, conductor
  Bolton, Guy (Reginald) (b. 1884 d. 1979)   librettist
  Bonneton, Claude (d. 1979)   piano
  Boosey, Leslie (b. 1887 d. 1979)   publisher
  Boulanger, Nadia (Juliette) (b. 1887 d. 1979)   piano, teacher
  Briquet, Marc (b. 1896 d. 1979)   composer
  Bristol, Lee Hastings (b. 1923 d. 1979)   church musician
  Brosa, Antonio (b. 1894 d. 1979)   violin
  Brown, Vernon (b. 1907 d. 1979)   piano, trombone
  Brugnani, Edward (d. 1979)   violin
  Bullock, Ernest (b. 1890 d. 1979)   composer, organ
  Burgess, Russell (d. 1979)   choral director
  Burnette, Dorsey (b. 1932 d. 1979)   bass, rockabilly singer
  Burr, Donald (d. 1979)   Broadway singer, actor
  Camden, Archie [Archibald Leslie] (b. 1888 d. 1979)   Fagott
  Caniglia, Maria (b. 1905 d. 1979)   interprete, soprano
  Carr, Joe Fingers (b. 1910 d. 1979)   ragtime piano, composer
  Carter, Sara (b. 1898 d. 1979)   autoharp, country music singer
  Cato, Minto (b. 1900 d. 1979)   cast, singer
  Cherry, Ralph (d. 1979)   trumpet
  Claflin, Avery [Alan Avery] (b. 1898 d. 1979)   composer
  Clarke, Rebecca (Thacher) (b. 1886 d. 1979 a. 1920)   composer, viola
  Cockshott, Gerald Wilfred (b. 1915 d. 1979)   composer
  Corcoran, Corky [Gene Patrick] (b. 1924 d. 1979)   tenor saxophone
  Courte, Robert (b. 1910 d. 1979)   viola
  Coveney, John (d. 1979)   recording executive
  Crofoot, Alan Paul (b. 1930 d. 1979)   tenor, vocals
  Curry, Paul H. (d. 1979)   jazz piano
  Dautremer, Marcel (b. 1906 d. 1978)   composer
  Davis, Benny (b. 1895 d. 1979)   composer, lyricist
  Deller, Alfred (George) (b. 1912 d. 1979)   contralto, counter tenor
  Dessau, Paul (b. 1894 d. 1979)   composer, Komponist
  Durey, Louis Edmond (b. 1888 d. 1979)   composer
  Eberle, Ray (b. 1919 d. 1979)   alto sax, big band singer
  Egge, Klaus (b. 1906 d. 1979)   composer
  Elizalde, Fred [Frederico] (b. 1907 d. 1979)   bandleader, piano
  Elliot, John Harold (b. 1900 d. 1979)   critic
  Ellison, Dorothy   singer
  Erazo, Jesus Sanchez (d. 1979)   singer
  Estrada, Noel (d. 1979)   composer
  Fedorov, Vladimir (b. 1901 d. 1979)   librarian, musicologist
  Feuerring, Jacob (b. 1912 d. 1979)   concert pianist
  Fevrier, Jacques (b. 1900 d. 1979)   Klavier, piano
  Fiedler, Arthur (b. 1894 d. 1979)   conductor, violin
  Fields, Gracie (b. 1898 d. 1979)   singer, vocals
  Flatt, Lester Raymond (b. 1914 d. 1979)   blues singer, vocals
  Fletcher, Alfred Johnston (d. 1979)   founder of the Grass Roots Opera Co.
  Foran, Dick (b. 1910 d. 1979)   singing cowboy, vocals
  Frenkel, Stefan (b. 1902 d. 1979)   Soloist: Violine, viola
  Gagnon, Roland (d. 1979)   conductor, music director
  George, Lowell (b. 1945 d. 1979)   rock guitar, songwriter
  Gianoli, Reine (b. 1915 d. 1979)   piano
  Gimpel, Bronislav (b. 1911 d. 1979)   Soloist: Violine, violin
  Gluck, Harriet Dragiff (d. 1979)   music educator
  Goldstein, Ernest (d. 1979)   violin
  Green, Grant (b. 1931 d. 1979)   electric guitar
  Grees, George (d. 1979)   trumpet
  Gregory, Euphemia Giannini (d. 1979)   soprano, teacher
  Guth, Otto (d. 1979)   piano, vocal coach
  Halfpenny, Eric (b. 1906 d. 1979)   organologist, serpent
  Harris, Roy (b. 1898 d. 1979)   composer, musicisti
  Hathaway, Donny (b. 1945 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  Hayes, Edgar (Junius) (b. 1904 d. 1979)   piano, tenor saxophone
  Heiller, Anton (b. 1923 d. 1979)   basso continuo, organ
  Henderson, Margo (d. 1979)   singer
  Henke, Mel [Melvin E.] (b. 1915 d. 1979)   jazz piano, piano
  Henle, Gunter (b. 1899 d. 1979)   editore, music publisher
  Hewitt, Loonie (d. 1979)   piano, composer
  Hohenberger, Kurt (b. 1908 d. 1979)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Holland, Peanuts (b. 1910 d. 1979)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Hope-Wallace, Phillip (d. 1979)   critic
  Hunt, Pee Wee (b. 1907 d. 1979)   trombone, singer
  Indermuhle, Fritz (b. 1900 d. 1979)   piano, choral director
  Israel-Meyer, Pierre (d. 1979)   composer
  Izenzon, Dave [David] (b. 1932 d. 1979)   bass (instrument), double bass
  Jackson, Lee (b. 1907 d. 1979)   blues singer, guitar
  Jeandin, Richard (b. 1903 d. 1979)   organ
  Jefferson, Eddie [Edgar] (b. 1918 d. 1979)   singer, vocals
  Jessett, Michael (b. 1932 d. 1979)   broadcaster, singer
  Johansson, Cari (b. 1911 d. 1979)   musicologist
  Johnson, Malcolm (d. 1979)   orchestra leader
  Jones, Don (d. 1979)   jazz bassist
  Karger, Frederick M. (d. 1979)   orchestra leader, composer
  Kelemen, Zoltan (b. 1926 d. 1979)   bass-baritone, Sanger
  Keller, Harrison (b. 1888 d. 1979)   violin, administrator
  Kenton, Stan (b. 1912 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  Knapp, Roy C. (b. 1891 d. 1979)   president of Knapp School of Percussion, Chicago
  Kolberg, Hugo (b. 1898 d. 1979)   Geige, violin
  Krause-Graumnitz, Heinz (b. 1911 d. 1979)   composer, musicologist
  Krips, Alfred (d. 1979)   violin
  Krueger, Karl (Adelbert) (b. 1894 d. 1979)   conductor
  Larson, Kent (d. 1979)   trombone
  Lauri-Volpi, Giacomo (b. 1892 d. 1979)   interprete, tenor
  Lawrence, Marjorie (Florence) (b. 1909 d. 1979)   Sanger, soprano
  Leeb, Hermann (b. 1906 d. 1979)   musicologist, guitar
  Legge, Walter (b. 1906 d. 1979)   administrator, writer
  Leleu, Jeanne (b. 1898 d. 1979)   piano, composer
  Lengsfelder, Hans Jan (b. 1903 d. 1979)   composer, playwright
  Leonetti, Tommy (b. 1929 d. 1979)   singer, vocals
  Lipschultz, Albert J. (d. 1979)   founder of Downbeat Magazine
  Llewellyn, Nesta (d. 1979)   piano
  Longy, Rennee (d. 1979)   piano, theoretician
  Ludwig, Leopold (b. 1908 d. 1979)   conductor, direttore
  Luman, Bob [Robert Glyn] (b. 1937 d. 1978)   country music singer, vocals
  Macdonald, Donald (d. 1979)   jazz drummer
  Marini, Vincenzo (d. 1979)   conductor, direttore d'orchestra
  Martini, Renzo (b. 1897 d. 1979)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Martzy, Johanna (b. 1924 d. 1979)   Soloist: Violine, violin
  Massine, Leonide Fedorovich (b. 1895 d. 1979)   cast, choreographer
  Mastin, Will (d. 1978 died: 1979)   cast, vaudeville entertainer
  McCoy, Van (b. 1944 d. 1979)   arranger, singer
  McCulloch, Jimmy (b. 1953 d. 1979)   guitar
  McLawlor, Richard Otto (d. 1979)   violin
  Mechinger, Ulrich (d. 1979)   manager, producer
  Mendel, Arthur (b. 1905 d. 1979)   musicologist
  Mendelson, Ralph (d. 1979)   violin
  Menville, Myra (d. 1979)   jazz supporter, editor
  Miller, Charles (b. 1899 d. 1979)   composer, flute
  Mills, Jack (d. 1979)   publisher
  Mingus, Charles (b. 1922 d. 1979)   bass (instrument), bass
  Mitchell, Blue [Richard Allen]) (b. 1930 d. 1979)   trumpet
  Mockridge, Cyril (John) (b. 1896 d. 1979)   composer of film music
  Muse, Clarence (b. 1889 d. 1979)   actor, composer
  Novaes, Guiomar (b. 1894 d. 1979)   piano
  Oakland, Ben (b. 1907 d. 1979)   composer, lyricist
  Palange, Louis Salvador (b. 1917 d. 1979)   conductor, composer
  Pappoutsakis, James (d. 1979)   flute
  Paray, Paul (b. 1886 d. 1979)   conductor, direttore d'orchestra
  Parker, Brooks C. (d. 1979)   flute
  Payne, Sonny [Percival] (b. 1926 d. 1979)   drummer, drums
  Pompeo, Giovanni (d. 1979)   conductor, composer
  Puck, Eva (d. 1979 died: 1979)   cast, dancer
  Radecke, Ewald (d. 1979)   conductor
  Raskin, Ruby (d. 1979)   composer, orchestrator
  Redd, Alton (d. 1979)   drums, jazz drummer
  Riperton, Minnie (b. 1948 d. 1979)   singer
  Robinson, Edward L. (d. 1979)   composer, arranger
  Robinson, John Edward (b. 1911 d. 1979)   organ, choir master
  Rodgers, Richard (Charles) (b. 1902 d. 1979)   cast, composer
  Rosen, Theodore (b. 1918 d. 1979)   violin
  Rota, Nino (b. 1911 d. 1979)   composer, compositore
  Scherman, Thomas (Kielty) (b. 1917 d. 1979)   conductor, Dirigent
  Score, Phil (d. 1979)   music editor for Warner Brothers
  Scortini, Edouard (d. 1979)  
  Scott, Esther Mae (d. 1979)   singer
  Seeger, Charles (Louis) (b. 1886 d. 1979)   musicologist, composer
  Seifert, Zbigniew [Zbiggy] (b. 1946 d. 1979)   violin, alto saxophone
  Seroff, Victor (b. 1902 d. 1979)   writer on music
  Shackford, Charles Reeve (b. 1918 d. 1979)   composer, music educator
  Sharretts, Richard W. (d. 1979)   singer, performer
  Shifrin, Seymour (b. 1926 d. 1979)   composer, Komposition
  Slater, Gordon Archibald (b. 1896 d. 1979)   organ, choir master
  Somer, Hilde (b. 1930 d. 1979)   Klavier, piano
  Stekl, Konrad (b. 1901 d. 1979)   composer, conductor
  Stolze, Gerhard (b. 1926 d. 1979)   interprete, Sanger
  Storring, Willi (b. 1896 d. 1978)   tenor
  Tiomkin, Dimitri (b. 1894 d. 1979)   composer, Klavier
  Turkel, Anna (d. 1979)   soprano
  Ventura, Ray [Raymond] (b. 1908 d. 1979)   bandleader, orchestra
  Vicious, Sid (b. 1957 d. 1979)   punk-rock musician
  Vishnegradsky, Ivan Alexandrovich (b. 1893 d. 1979)   composer
  Wallfisch, Ernst (b. 1920 d. 1979)   viola da gamba, viola
  Wardrop, Lare (d. 1979)   wind instrument
  Ware, Wilbur (Bernard) (b. 1932 d. 1979)   double bass
  Watson, Chester (d. 1979)   bass, basso
  Weber, Ben (William Jennings Bryan) (b. 1916 d. 1979)   composer, teacher
  Weeks, Ranny (d. 1979)   bandleader
  Whinyates, Seymour (b. 1892 d. 1978)   violin, music organizer
  Whitcup, Leonard (b. 1903 d. 1979)   composer, lyricist
  Wolf, Thomas J. (b. 1925 d. 1979)   composer, piano
  Yacovlev, Alexandra (b. 1888 d. 1979)   soprano
  Young, Zillah S. (d. 1979)   conductor

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