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Latest Classical Obituary Articles

 Obituary, Huguette Tourangeau (1938-2018)

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.

Katherine Cooper

 Obituary, Jesús López Cobos (1940-2018)

The Spanish conductor has died aged 78.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary, Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Icelandic composer, best known for his film scores including The Theory of Everything, has died aged 48.

Chris O'Reilly

 Obituary, 2017 Goodbyes

A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who passed away during 2017.

James Longstaffe

 Obituary, Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

We are saddened to hear that the great Russian baritone died of a brain tumour earlier this morning; he was 55.

Katherine Cooper

 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