In: Deaths & Honors

16 OctThe “golden voice from Prague”: on the death of Karel Gott


In 1958 Karel Gott’s career began with performances in Prague dance cafés. The following year he attracted the attention of Czechoslovak…

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22 SepComposer Christopher Rouse dies at the age of 70.


American composer and popular teacher Christopher Rouse died in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, September 21, at the age of 70. This…

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13 SepPublisher and composer Alfred Burger died


The musician, composer and music publisher Alfred Burger died on 11 June 2019 at the age of 89. Born in 1930…

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08 SepMelancholy in Paris: Roger Boutry died


Roger Boutry was composer, pianist, conductor and winner of the “Grand Prix de Rome”. Roger Boutry was a composer, pianist and…

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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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