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SAD NEWS | Wilmington Violinist Sally Barto Moore Has Died – Aged 95 [RIP]

American violinist Sara 'Sally' Barto Moore has passed away – aged 95. A graduate of Goucher College, Ms Barto Moore performed as a long term...

SAD NEWS | French Pianist & Composer Roger Boutry Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

French composer, pianist and conductor Roger Boutry has passed away – aged 87. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Jean Doyen and...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day in 1949 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss’ signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s...

Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died on this day in 2007. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of all time. He passed away...

SAD NEWS | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Mario Davidovsky Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Argentinian-American composer Mario Davidovsky has passed away in New York City - aged 85. A student of Aaron Copland and Milton Babbitt, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Australian Violinist Pamela Dowsett Has Died – Aged 74 [RIP]

Australian-born violinist and teacher Pamela Dowsett has passed away from cancer - aged 74. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she studied...

German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Died On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick died on this day in 1904. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both Liszt...

SAD NEWS | Soviet-American Violinist Lazar Gosman Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Soviet-born American violinist Lazar Gosman has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, where he studied with David Oistrakh, he served...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Cellist Anner Bylsma Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has passed away - aged 85. A student of Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Concertmaster Elliot Golub Has Died [RIP]

American violinist Elliot Golub has passed away - aged 85. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr Golub served as long time Concertmaster...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away – Aged 92 [RIP]

Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

SAD NEWS | Danish Composer Ib Nørholm Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Danish composer and organist Ib Nørholm has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studied with...

Conductor Pierre Monteux Died On This Day in 1964 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French-American conductor Pierre Monteux died on this day in 1964 – 55 years ago. He served principal conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, Boston Symphony...

SAD NEWS | American Composer Peter Westergaard Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

American composer and music theorist Peter Westergaard has passed away - aged 88. Mr Westergaard served long-term Professorships at Columbia University, Amherst College and Princeton University...

SAD NEWS | Russian-Born Violinist Yuri Sheykhet has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Russian-born violinist Yuri Sheykhet has passed away due to complications from heart disease – aged 85. A graduate of the Riga Conservatory in Latvia, Mr Sheykhet...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 112 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe...

VERY SAD NEWS | Thornton School Violin Pedagogue Alice Schoenfeld has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Respected Los Angeles-based violinist and pedagogue Ms Alice Schoenfeld has passed away – aged 98. A student of Karl Klingler, Ms Schoenfeld served a teaching...

TRAGIC NEWS | Zurich Opera Orchestra Oboist Samuel Bastos Has Died – Aged Just 32 [RIP]

Portuguese-born oboist Samuel Bastos has died – aged just 32. He served as Principal English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe of the Zurich Opera Orchestra. No cause...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan was...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

VERY SAD NEWS | Chinese-American Cellist Timothy Landauer Has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born American cellist Timothy Landauer has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer - aged 56.   A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory and the...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth was born on this day in 1908 - 111 years ago. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon...

Italian Master Luthier Nicola Amati Died On This Day in 1684 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian master luthier Nicola Amati died on this day in 1684, 335 years ago - aged 88. The grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the...

SAD NEWS | Prominent LA Violinist Pavel Farkas Has Died – Aged 77

Czechoslovakian-born Los Angeles-based violinist Pavel Farkas has passed away - aged 77. Throughout his six decade performing career, Mr Farkas served as a member of...

SAD NEWS | Baltimore Symphony Violinist John Merrill has Died – Aged 75 [RIP]

American violinist John C. Merrill has passed away from pancreatic cancer - aged 75. A graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where he...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Composer Balduin Sulzer Has Died – Aged 87

Austrian composer and educator Balduin Sulzer has passed away - aged 87. A graduate of the University of Vienna, Bruckner Conservatory and the Vienna Academy of...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

SAD NEWS | Ukrainian-Born Canadian Cellist Vladimir Orloff Has Died – Aged 90 [RIP]

Ukrainian-born Canadian cellist and educator Vladimir Orloff has passed away - aged 90.   A graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory, Mr Orloff was a former 1st...

SAD NEWS | British Double Bassist & Composer Tony Osborne Has Died – Aged 71 [RIP]

British double bassist, composer and arranger Tony Osborne has passed away – aged 71. A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Music, his works included a...

SAD NEWS | Lithuanian Composer Anatolijus Šenderovas Has Died – Aged 74 [RIP]

Celebrated Lithuanian composer Anatolijus Šenderovas has passed away - aged 74. A graduate of the Lithuanian State Conservatory, Tel Aviv Rubin Music Academy and the...

SAD NEWS | Vlach String Quartet Cellist Viktor Moučka Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Czech cellist Viktor Moučka has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory where he studied with cello pedagogue Karel Sádl, Mr...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important...

SAD NEWS | Italian Conductor & Composer Carlo Franci Has Died – Aged 94 [RIP]

Italian conductor and composer Carlo Franci has passed away this week - aged 94. A graduate of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, in Rome, throughout...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

SAD NEWS | Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist & Conductor Luis Biava Has Died [RIP]

South American-born violinist and conductor Luis Biava Sosa has passed away. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Santa Cecilia Academy, Mr Biava...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Died on this Day in 1827 – Aged 56 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 - aged 56. He is remembered as one of the most famous and...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris...

VERY SAD NEWS | Fort Worth Symphony Principal Violist Laura Bruton Has Died [RIP]

American violist Laura Bruton has passed away - following a lengthy battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the finest conductors...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated American Cellist George Neikrug Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American cellist George Neikrug has passed away - aged 100. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Demetrius Constantine Dounis, throughout his seven decade career, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed German Operatic and Symphonic Conductor Michael Gielen Has Died [RIP]

German-born conductor Michael Gielen has passed away in Mondsee, Austria from pneumonia - aged 91. An assistant to luminary conductors Erich Kleiber, Karl Böhm and Wilhelm...

Composer Sir William Walton Died On This Day in 1983 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British composer Sir William Walton died on this day in 1983 – aged 80. His signature works include his Symphony No. 1, Facade – An...