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    Cristóbal Halffter (1930 - 2021)

    Only just became aware that Cristóbal Halffter passed away a week ago on May 23rd, 2021.

    Condolences extended to friends and family on a leader of modernism in Spain.
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    Default Francisco Ortiz has died at the age of 82. Jun 9th

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    The Spanis tenor Francisco Ortiz has died at the age of 82.

    He enjoyed a lively international career, singing opposite the giants of his age. His voice has a pleasing lightness without lack of heft, somehow reminiscent of Carreras.
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    Jeanne Lamon, director of Tafelmusik (1949-2021)

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    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Default Louis Andriessen passed away at 82





    The death has just been announced of Louis Andriessen, an influential minimalist composer, probably his country’s most successful since the Renaissance.

    Andriessen was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
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    Default July 28th Giuseppe Giacomini

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    Giuseppe Giacomini (1940-2021)


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    The Italian dramatic tenor Giuseppe Giacomini, has died aged 80.
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    Rome Opera has announced the death of its former music director Gianluigi Gelmetti.

    A busy freelance maestro, Gelmetti held few regular positions, He was Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestr and the Schwetzingen Festival, 1989-1998. From 2000 to 2009 he was in charge at Rome Opera. From 2004 to 2008, he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and for five years from 2012 he was chief of the Orchestre Philharmonique in his home town, Monte-Carlo.

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    Default Peter Svensson famous Tenor pats away at August 13th

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    The Wagnerian Heldentenor and festival organiser Peter Svensson has been found dead at home of the effects of Coronavirus.

    Recruited at Vienna State Opera by Claudio Abbado in 1989, Svensson went on to sing at Prague State Opera until 2007. He also appeared internationally with a range of famous conductors.

    In recent years he was artistic director of the Weinviertel Festival, which he co-founded. The festival describes him as irreplaceable.
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    Canadian composer Murray Schafer died at his home near Peterborough, Ontario on August 14. He was 88 and suffered from Alzheimer's disease. He was known internationally as a composer, author, teacher, and researcher on the sound environment. Among his best-known compositions are string quartets, choral and orchestral works, and a number of site-specific environment-themed compositions. His books include The Tuning of the World, Ear Cleaning (education in contemporary music), and British Composers in Interview. I think he was perhaps the most imaginative of Canadian composers, along with Claude Vivier.

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    Default Charles Burles (21 June 1936 – 22 August 2021) was a French lyric tenor,

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    Charles Burles (21 June 1936 – 22 August 2021) was a French lyric tenor, primarily associated with the French repertory, both opera and operetta.
    No source of death has be named.
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    Default Els Bolkestein passed away on 08-19-21

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    The Dutch Soprano Els Bolkestein dies in Berlin on almost 90 years.
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    Default Teresa Żylis-Gara (23 January 1930 – 28 August 2021)

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    The death has been reported in Monaco of the outstanding opera soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara.

    A member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1965, she was signed by Rudolf Bing at the Met three years later and sang in the next 14 seasons. Her 1984 farewell, after 233 performances, was in the title role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

    She recorded extensively with many leading conductors, though not apparently with Herbert von Karajan.
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    One that I believe was missed by this thread,

    Pianist Dmitri Bashkirov passed away earlier this year on March 7th, 2021 at the age of 91, having been born in 1931:



    I first encountered Bashkirov's pianism on a Harmonia Mundi CD of Brahms solo piano music. Right away, I recognized that this was among the most extraordinary Brahms playing I'd heard in my life, and to this day, it remains so. Bashkirov's Schumann is equally as fine, yet his early 1960s EMI recording of the Fantasie in C major, and Bunte Blätter is harder to acquire these days. Bashkirov was a winner of the Marquerite Long Piano Competition in Paris in 1955, and a former teacher at the Moscow Conservatory between 1957-1991. Along with Vladimir Ashkenazy, he was one of the last remaining pianists of the great Russian School in 20th century.

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    Bunte Blätter, Op. 99 (LP excerpts): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXlYyD0xgZI
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    Default Igor Oistrakh, died on August 14, at 90

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    The Soviet-era violinist, son of the legendary David Oistrakh, died on August 14, it was announced today in Moscow. Igor turned 90 in April this year.

    After studies with his father, he was brought to London by Victor Hocchauser in the 1950s and had instant appeal, both with the Royal Albert Hall audience and on record. A 1959 recording of the Bach double concerto with his father is an indispensable masterpiece.

    In Moscow, Igor taught at the Conservatoire from 1965 and founded a soloists’ ensemble that he conducted. After the collapse of the USSR, he was professor at the Brussels Conservatoire and a tutor at Verbier.

    With his wife, the pianist Natalia Zertsalova, he recorded the complete Mozart and Beethoven violin-piano sonatas.
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    Last edited by Art Rock; Sep-01-2021 at 17:54. Reason: factual correction
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    Rogerx,

    You might want to change your title, from "David Oistrakh" to "Igor Oistrakh". Igor's father, the great Soviet era violinist, David Oistrakh, passed away in 1974. Igor Oistrakh may have lived in the shadow of his father during his early career, but he was a wonderful violinist & violist in his own right. Nevertheless, it's difficult not to think of Igor in connection to his more famous father, since the two made such wonderful recordings together--especially of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, and Bach's Concerto for two violins. I'm sad to hear of his passing.

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    I have changed the title of Rogerx's post.

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