Gordon Langford (11 May 1930 – 18 April 2017)
British composer and arranger Gordon Langford has died aged 86.
Langford studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Norman Demuth before...
British violinist David Angel has died
David Angel, second violinist with the Maggini Quartet, died on 10 April of a suspected heart attack, aged 62. He was conducting a Maggini...
Thomas Brandis (1935 – 30 March 2017)
Former Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster Thomas Brandis has died aged 81.
Born in Hamburg, Brandis became the first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic aged 26,
Louis Frémaux (13 August 1921 – 20 March 2017)
French conductor Louis Frémaux has died aged 95.
The predecessor of Sir Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO),Read More
Kurt Moll (11 April 1938 – 5 March 2017)
German bass Kurt Moll has died aged 78.
One of the most highly regarded Wagnerian singers of his generation,Read More
Stanisław Skrowaczewski (3 October 1923 – 21 February 2017)
Stanisław Skrowaczewski, who conducted the Minnesota Orchestra for 56 years, has died aged 93.
The Polish conductor and composer will be remembered for his highly-regarded...
Organist David Rumsey dies aged 77
Organist and pedagogue David Rumsey has died following a short illness.
Jeremy Wance announced the news on the American Organ Institute website,
Nicolai Gedda (11 July 1925 – 8 January 2017)
The Swedish tenor has died aged 91.
Gedda’s operatic career lasted more than 50 years, during which time he made more than 200 recordings and...
Gervase de Peyer (11 April 1926 – 4 February 2017)
The British clarinettist, conductor, and founding member of the Melos Ensemble has died aged 90.
De Peyer won a scholarship to the Royal College of...
Roberta Peters (4 May 1930 – 18 January 2017)
American coloratura soprano Roberta Peters has died aged 86 from Parkinson’s disease.
Peters made her Metropolitan Opera debut aged 20 as Zerlina in Don Giovanni,
Elliot Schwartz (19 January 1936 – 7 December 2016)
American composer Elliott Schwartz has died aged 80.
A graduate of Columbia University, Schwartz taught music at Bowdoin College from 1964 to 2007.Read...
Karel Husa (7 August 1921 – 14 December 2016)
Czech composer Karel Husa has died aged 95. The news was announced by Cornell University, where he taught for 38 years.Read More
Georges Prêtre (14 August 1924 – 4 January 2017)
French conductor Georges Prêtre has died at his home in the South of France, aged 92.
Celebrated for his French repertoire including Poulenc,
Heinrich Schiff (18 November 1951 – 23 December 2016)
Cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff has died aged 65.
The Austrian musician was best known for his recordings of Bach’s cello music,Read More
Pauline Oliveros (30 May 1932 – 24 November 2016)
Composer, accordionist and teacher Pauline Oliveros died in her sleep at her home in Kingston, NY on Thursday. She was 84.Read More
Sir Ralph Kohn (9 December 1927 – 11 November 2016)
Pharmacologist, businessman and Bach devotee Sir Ralph Kohn died on Friday aged 88.
His wife and children announced the news on his website,Read...
Zoltán Kocsis (30 May 1952 – 6 November 2016)
Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer Zoltán Kocsis has died aged 64.
The National Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he was musical director since 1997,Read More
Peter Reynolds (1958-2016)
Composer, writer and teacher Peter Reynolds died on 11 October.
Reynolds studied in Cardiff and lived in South Wales.Read More
Sir Neville Marriner (15 April 1924 – 2 October 2016)
Conductor and violinist Sir Neville Marriner has died aged 92.
The founder and life president of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields,Read...
Alan Britten CBE (1938 – 2016)
Alan Britten, nephew of Benjamin Britten and Aldeburgh Music’s Friends president, passed away on 25 August following a short illness.Read More