Acclaimed Polish-born American composer and former Yale School of Music Dean, Ezra Laderman has passed away – aged 90.
Praised for his ability to successfully synthesise tonal and atonal elements, his signature works include 12 string quartets, a number of concertos, symphonies, oratorios, operas, film scores and dance.
He served as Dean of the Yale School of Music from 1989 to 1995 – and as a Professor of Music at the school until his retirement in 2013.
During his 70+ year career he received numerous commissions from major US orchestras – including the Chicago, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Symphonies and New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics.
Our condolences are with Mr Laderman's family, friends, colleagues and students.
— Yale School of Music (@yalemusic) March 4, 2015