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
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.
On May 23, 2023, Heribert Raich died after a long illness at the age of 84.
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
Dr phil Jack A. Bullock, his correct title and name, studied at Ithaca College and the University of Miami, where he received his doctorate in 1974. After teaching in various public schools for more than a decade, he was appointed professor of music at Ithaca College. At the same time,
As reported by the “Kleine Zeitung”, Hans Koller – musician, composer, guesthouse owner and farmer – passed away last Friday, 24 December 2021, completely unexpectedly at the age of only 66. “With Hans Koller, Austrian wind music loses an outstanding composer, gifted musician, but above all a unique human being.”
When one thinks of Stephen Sondheim, one hardly associates him with Bernstein’s “West Side Story”. Sondheim was brilliant as a composer as well as a lyricist, and so he provided the texts for this opera. He called Johann Sebastian Bach his model as a composer. He once claimed to have
Derjenige, der beim Kartenspiel verliert, hat das “Bummerl”. Wer im Leben verliert, hat das auch, sagt man in Österreich. Jetzt hat das “Bummerl” auch seinen Macher erreicht: am 22. November 2021 verstarb der Liedermacher und Musiker Horst Chmelar. Horst Chmelar was a dazzling figure in the Viennese music scene. He