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Latest Classical Obituary Articles

 Obituary Zuzana Růžičková (1927-2017)

The great Czech harpsichordist and Holocaust survivor has died aged 90.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Sir Jeffrey Tate (1943-2017)

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

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Jiří Bělohlávek (1946-2017)

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

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Louis Frémaux (1921-2017)

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

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Kurt Moll (1938-2017)

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

Katherine Cooper

 Obituary Stanisław Skrowaczewski

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

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017)

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

Katherine Cooper

 Obituary Gervase de Peyer (1926-2017)

The British clarinettist has died aged 90.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Veljo Tormis (1930-2017)

The Estonian composer has died at the age of 86.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Roberta Peters (1930-2017)

The American coloratura soprano has died aged 86.

Katherine Cooper

 Obituary Georges Prêtre (1924 - 2017)

The French conductor has died aged 92.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary 2016 Goodbyes

We have made a short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who sadly died during 2016.

James Longstaffe

 Obituary The Alexandrov Ensemble

64 members of the iconic Russian choir have been killed in a plane crash off the coast of Russia.

David Smith

 Obituary Heinrich Schiff (1951-2016)

The Austrian Cellist and Conductor has died at the age of 65.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Zoltán Kocsis (1952-2016)

A tribute to the Hungarian pianist and conductor who died in November 2016 aged 64.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Sir Neville Marriner (1924-2016)

The conductor and founder of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields has died aged 92.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary Johan Botha (1965-2016)

The South African heldentenor has died aged 51 - full tribute to follow later today.

Katherine Cooper

 Obituary Daniela Dessì (1957-2016)

The charismatic Italian soprano has died aged 59.

Katherine Cooper

 Obituary Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)

The Finnish composer has died aged 87.

David Smith

 Obituary André Isoir (1935-2016)

The French organist André Isoir, renowned for his Bach recordings of the 1970s and 80s, died yesterday at the age of 81.

Chris O'Reilly