In: Deaths & Honors

29 JulA brilliant musician in uniform


Whoever knows how to move as a trumpeter in the three-dashed octave is considered a rarity in the industry for this…

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15 JulProf. Hans Eibl died


Eibl’s numerous compositions and instrumentations have found and continue to find particular favour at home and abroad. He also won several…

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24 JunGerman composer Roland Kreid died


The German composer and arranger Roland Kreid passed away on 22 May 2019. Born in Langenbach near Karlsruhe in 1953, Roland…

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23 AprFilm music composer Martin Böttcher died at the age of 91.


More than 50 feature films and over 300 television productions bore the musical signature of Martin Böttcher. The German radio station…

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10 AprAustrian composer Balduin Sulzer 87-year-old deceased


Great sorrow for Balduin Sulzer The Governor of Upper Austria, Thomas Stelzer, praised Sulzer as a “formative, inspiring personality in every…

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12 MarIt’s been a very long road, a hard fight. (M. Gielen)


Conductor Michael Gielen 91-year-old deceased Born in Dresden (Germany), conductor and composer Michael Gielen died at the age of 91 at…

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07 MarThe highly decorated musician, composer and conductor André Previn is dead.


The German-American musician André Previn died at the age of 89. André Previn was one of the most important conductors of…

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26 FebIn the zodiac sign of Aries


Compositions by authors under the zodiac sign of Aries are powerful, strong and impetuous. Composers under the sign of Aries were…

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22 FebMusic teacher, choirmaster and organist Otto Strobl died


Otto Strobl worked as a music teacher, choir director and organist in Eisenstadt (Austria). Strobl had a family musical background, his…

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03 FebMarch 2019: Composer anniversaries


Celebrate composers in the anniversary year 2019 In March 2019, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of some composers….

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