In: Deaths & Honors

05 MayThe vampires have danced out….


US composer Jim Steinman, who wrote hits for musicians such as Meat Loaf, Céline Dion and Bonnie Tyler, has died. The…

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05 MayJazz musician and film composer Lennie Niehaus died.


He was in the business for almost 60 years and contributed the soundtrack to two dozen films. At the end of…

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22 FebJazz legend Chick Corea dead at 79


The 23-time Grammy-winning artist died of a rare cancer at the age of 79 on 09.02.2021, Corea’s official Facebook page and…

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22 FebProf. Karl Trawöger died.


The composer, arranger, conductor and music teacher Prof. Karl Trawöger, who was well-known far beyond the borders of Upper Austria, passed…

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08 FebThe grand old man of jazz Sammy Nestico died..


Making timeless music was a lifelong calling during the eight-decade career of renowned composer and arranger Sammy Nestico. His music highlighted albums…

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01 FebJan Molenaar died


The music publisher Molenaar was founded in 1933 by Pieter Jan Molenaar under the name Molenaar’s Muziekhandel. In the 1970s, his…

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06 JanMusic teacher and music producer Martin Färber died


In the late 1980s I had the honour of co-organising some concert tours in Austria. First with the “Tokyo Kosei Wind…

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05 JanTrombonist and arranger Enrique Crespo died


Enrique Crespo was a trombonist, arranger and founding member of the German Brass Ensemble. He studied music and architecture in Montevideo…

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23 NovAmerican composer and creative writer Michael Boo died.


Michael Boo was a composer, creative writer and church choir director (vocals and hand bells) from Chesterton, Indiana. He received his…

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13 OctSalzburg laments Sepp Neumayr


Austrian composer and music publisher Sepp Neumar died.

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