I couldn't find a R.I.P. thread, so I'll start one right here:

This thread is for anouncements about artists, conductors, singers or composers etc. and so on who just died.

I'm creating this new thread because I didn't know where else to post about the death of Claudio Scimone.

Here we go - from Presto Classical's obituary: Claudio Scimone (1934-2018)

>>>The Italian conductor Claudio Scimone, who did much to bring Rossini’s opera seria and the symphonies of Muzio Clementi back into the public eye, has died aged 83.
Born in Padua on 23rd December 1934, Scimone trained with Dmitri Mitropoulous and Franco Ferrara, and founded the chamber ensemble I Solisti Veneti in 1959; together, they recorded an astonishing amount of Italian baroque music (including Vivaldi, Tartini and Albinoni), and won a Grammy for their 1980 recording of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (with Marilyn Horne as the eponymous heroine and Samuel Ramey as the ‘Bey of Algiers’ around whom she runs rings). <<<

Here is the entire article just quoted from Presto with some of the Claudio Scimone recordings they are trying to sell (...nothing sells like death…)