On September 21, 2023, the world of music mourned the loss of one of its most important contemporary composers when American composer Robert W. Smith passed away at the age of 63. S
Deaths & Honors
On September 23, 2023, the world of classical music lost one of its brightest stars when renowned composer and piano virtuoso Francois Glorieux passed away at the age of 91.
Roger Whittaker died on September 13, 2023, in his 87th year.
The musical legacy of Salvatore ‘Toto’ Cutugno
Tina Turner’s electrifying performances and distinctive voice made her a popular figure in the music industry.
On May 23, 2023, Heribert Raich died after a long illness at the age of 84.
Belafonte’s work goes beyond his artistic achievements. He used his platform to advocate for change, challenge social norms, and promote equality. His influence on music and activism continues to inspire generations of artists and activists alike.
The year 2023 offers a variety of commemorative days. We show you how to quickly find round birth or death anniversaries with musicainfo.net.
In 1958 Friedrich Cerha, together with his wife Gertraud Cerha and fellow composer Kurt Schwertsik, founded the chamber ensemble “Die Reihe”, which set itself the task of making modern composers such as Alban Berg, Anton Webern and Arnold Schönberg known. “Born in 1926, he made us aware of how much