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Levine Andrade dead at 64.

 

https://www.thestrad.com/news/levine-andrade-has-died/8381.article

 

 

Mary posted his wife's death in 2013, which was a bit "odd" as had just givien evidence in a child abuse case.

 

 

 

 

 

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Krzysztof Penderecki, according to the Guardian, "Poland's greatest living composer" unable to attend one of his 85th birthday concerts for "personal reasons":

https://slippedisc.com/2018/11/penderecki-drops-out-of-birthday-events-for-personal-reasons/

 

Reminds me of Pierre Boulez - on the other hand, maybe he's just sad about the state of health of Jean-Louis Trintignant.

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When Chuck Penington died last week, the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha (Nebraska) lost the only conductor it ever had.  The orchestra, which is the only one of its kind in the country, paired musicians who are older than 50 with those younger than 25.  Penington was with the Intergeneration Orchestra for 30 years. He also spent 30 years with Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller as a keyboardist and conductor.

He was injured on Labor Day weekend, had intensive rehabilitation and appeared to be recovering. He was able to ride nine hours to his son’s wedding in Milwaukee at the end of September, his wife said. But he had lingering troubles from the accident and died Nov. 21 at the age of 73.
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On ‎07‎/‎05‎/‎2009 at 00:50, Twelvetrees said:

 

A most excellent suggestion. Glass, Reich, Part and Boulez are all doing well at the moment, but there are others of similar vintage;

 

We all know about Elliott Carter, who made a sprightly century last December, but

Henri Dutilleux is 93

John Gardner is 92

Gyorgy Kurtag is 83

Hans Werner Henze is 82, as is John Joubert

Einojuhani Rautavaara is 81

Peter Sculthorpe is 80

 

All, save for Gardner, are still working. There are others, but It'd just get boring

 

However, MiB, Carl Andre - he of the bricks - is a mere 73

John Joubert reportedly dead at 91:

 

https://twitter.com/MSClassical/status/1082609727207600128

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Norman Schweikert was a longtime horn player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who also taught at Northwestern University.

Nationally recognized for his research into the lives of U.S. orchestra musicians, Schweikert also was one of the founding members of the International Horn Society.

“Norman spent most of his 26 CSO years playing second horn, in the middle of the section, facilitating cohesion and unity,” said CSO acting principal horn Dan Gingrich, who worked alongside Schweikert for 22 years.

Schweikert, 81, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 31, and was married for 57 years.
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2 hours ago, gcreptile said:

My theme team pick Kato Havas has died:

https://www.thestrad.com/news/kato-havas-has-died-aged-98/8547.article

 

And now the wait for an obit begins...

 

Edit: However, Wikipedia has her as dying on the 31st of December... sub?

 

Guess you’ve answered that QO question then,

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7 hours ago, CoffinLodger said:


"Legrand first won an Academy Award in 1969 for the song The Windmills of Your Mind".
What a great song.  Didn't realize who the composer was, or that they were still alive.  Sad news.
 


 

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On ‎16‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 04:35, gcreptile said:

My theme team pick Kato Havas has died:

https://www.thestrad.com/news/kato-havas-has-died-aged-98/8547.article

 

And now the wait for an obit begins...

 

Edit: However, Wikipedia has her as dying on the 31st of December... sub?

Shame she never made the start line: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/kato-havas-obituary-x7ln73bl9

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On ‎26‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 09:23, CoffinLodger said:

 

I wish to express my belated but heartfelt condolences to his family & his many fans who will miss his beautiful soundtracks. 

 

Ennio Morricone & Burt Bacharach (1928), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Jerry Herman (1931), Lalo Schifrin & John Williams (1932) are still alive.

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1 minute ago, ThePrematureBurial said:

 

I wish to express my belated but heartfelt condolences to his family & his many fans who will miss his beautiful soundtracks. 

 

Ennio Morricone & Burt Bacharach (1928), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Jerry Herman (1931), Lalo Schifrin & John Williams (1932) are still alive.

That's bullshit. Current world population will soon hit 7.69 billion planet eaters. I couldn't care less about his stupid soap music

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9 hours ago, bladan said:

That's bullshit. Current world population will soon hit 7.69 billion planet eaters. I couldn't care less about his stupid soap music

7.6888889 if you’d do your part.

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9 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Peter Hurford, british composer and organist, dead at 88 years:

https://slippedisc.com/2019/03/an-organ-giant-has-died/

 

His 1984 Hindemith and Mendelssohn records are superb! I almost killed my wife with his Mendelssohn (bad speakers)

Buy, steal, copy etc. his Mendelssohn CD! It'll annoy your neighbours

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