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The British mezzo Anne Howells, a fine Octavian who also created roles in operas by Harrison Birtwistle and Mark-Anthony Turnage, has died aged 81.
The eclectic musician and composer Vangelis, known particularly for his popular soundtracks from the 1980s and 1990s, has died.
The British organist, choirmaster and conductor has died at the age of 83.
The Spanish mezzo, who excelled as Rossini's three great comic heroines and redefined the role of Carmen, has died aged 89.
The radical English composer, famous particularly for his operas on mythological themes, has died aged 87.
The Romanian pianist Radu Lupu, widely regarded as one of the most eloquent musicians of the late twentieth century, has died aged 76.
The American pianist, who was particularly noted for his powerful interpretations of Brahms's solo piano works and chamber music, has died aged 51.
The Finnish violinist, conductor, composer and politician has died at the age of 48.
The British dramatic mezzo, who excelled in Wagner and Berlioz, has died aged 91.
The American composer, whose major works include Black Angels, Vox Balaenae and Ancient Voices of Children, has died aged 92.
The American opera-singer, a riveting actress whose repertoire encompassed soprano and mezzo roles, has died aged 71.
The British organist, choirmaster and composer, who wrote many pieces of well-loved church music as well as a biography of Edward Bairstow, has died aged 104.
A short video tribute remembering some of the musicians who died during 2021.
The versatile English tenor, who excelled as Gerontius and Tristan as well as in Czech repertoire, has died aged 89.
The British mezzo Pamela Helen Stephen, who recorded extensively for Chandos, has died aged 57.
The American lyricist and composer, widely credited with inspiring a renaissance in musical theatre and responsible for shows such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Into the Woods, has died aged 91.
The British soprano, who sang the role of Jenifer on the Philips recording of Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage and was a much-loved house singer at Covent Garden for two decades, has died aged 90.
The great Brazilian pianist, who was especially acclaimed for his interpretations of Chopin and Brahms as well as for his duo performances with his close friend Martha Argerich, has died aged 77.
The great Dutch conductor, widely loved for his kindness and humility as well as his revelatory interpretations of Wagner, Bruckner and Mahler, has died at home in London aged 92.
The Slovak-born coloratura soprano, who excelled as Strauss's Zerbinetta and Mozart's Queen of the Night, has died aged 74.