Latest Classical Obituary Articles
9th July 2018
The British composer and conductor, best known for his two children’s operas Where The Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! and for his tireless championing of music by his contemporaries, has died aged 66.
18th June 2018
The Russian conductor has died aged 87.
26th April 2018
The French-Canadian mezzo, particularly noted for her collaborations with Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge in French and Italian bel canto repertoire, has died aged 79.
3rd March 2018
The Spanish conductor has died aged 78.
12th February 2018
The Icelandic composer, best known for his film scores including The Theory of Everything, has died aged 48.
28th December 2017
A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who passed away during 2017.
22nd November 2017
We are saddened to hear that the great Russian baritone died of a brain tumour earlier this morning; he was 55.
28th September 2017
The great Czech harpsichordist and Holocaust survivor has died aged 90.
5th June 2017
The British conductor, particularly renowned for his work with the English Chamber Orchestra, has died suddenly aged 74.
1st June 2017
A brief tribute to the Czech conductor, whose death aged 71 was announced this morning.
27th March 2017
Chris pays tribute to the French conductor, whose death was announced at the weekend.
7th March 2017
The German bass, especially renowned in Wagner and Strauss, has died aged aged 78.
22nd February 2017
The Polish-American conductor, particularly acclaimed in Bruckner, has died aged 93.
10th February 2017
The versatile and prolific Swedish tenor has died at the age of 91.
6th February 2017
The British clarinettist has died aged 90.
24th January 2017
The Estonian composer has died at the age of 86.
20th January 2017
The American coloratura soprano has died aged 86.
4th January 2017
The French conductor has died aged 92.
29th December 2016
We have made a short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who sadly died during 2016.
26th December 2016
64 members of the iconic Russian choir have been killed in a plane crash off the coast of Russia.