Obituaries

5th June

Sir Jeffrey Tate (1943-2017)

The British conductor, particularly renowned for his work with the English Chamber Orchestra, has died suddenly aged 74.

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1st June

Jiří Bělohlávek (1946-2017)

A brief tribute to the Czech conductor, whose death aged 71 was announced this morning.

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27th March

Louis Frémaux (1921-2017)

Chris pays tribute to the French conductor, whose death was announced at the weekend.

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7th March

Kurt Moll (1938-2017)

The German bass, especially renowned in Wagner and Strauss, has died aged aged 78.

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22nd February

Stanisław Skrowaczewski

The Polish-American conductor, particularly acclaimed in Bruckner, has died aged 93.

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10th February

Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017)

The versatile and prolific Swedish tenor has died at the age of 91.

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6th February

Gervase de Peyer (1926-2017)

The British clarinettist has died aged 90.

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24th January

Veljo Tormis (1930-2017)

The Estonian composer has died at the age of 86.

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20th January

Roberta Peters (1930-2017)

The American coloratura soprano has died aged 86.

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4th January

Georges Prêtre (1924 - 2017)

The French conductor has died aged 92.

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