In: Deaths & Honors

02 SepMikis Theodorakis died


The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has died at the age of 96. For many Greeks, he is considered “The Voice of…

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28 AugAn era comes to an end


Besides the Beatles, it was the Rolling Stones who shaped an entire generation of rock and dance musicians. The death of…

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23 AugHarpsichordist, organist and composer Raymond Schroyens died.


The former production manager of classic radio station BRT3, Raymond Schroyens, passed away on 13 July 2021. Schroyens was producer and…

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11 JulA Don Quixote of our time died.


…this was the title of the report on the death of the Spanish composer Cristobal Halffter in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung….

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09 JulThe two faces of Mr Bill R.


Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock was the meeting point for us youngsters at that time. Light hit films were shown, often…

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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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