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 Obituary, Montserrat Caballé (1933-2018)

by Chris O'Reilly

The great Spanish soprano, renowned for her legendary pianissimi and superb command of bel canto, has died at the age of 85.

 Obituary, Claudio Scimone (1934-2018)

by Chris O'Reilly

The Italian conductor, renowned for his championing of Vivaldi, Clementi and Rossini, has died aged 83.

 Obituary, Inge Borkh (1917/21-2018)

by Chris O'Reilly

The German dramatic soprano, renowned for her high-voltage portrayals of Strauss's Salome and Elektra, died yesterday.

 Obituary, Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

by Chris O'Reilly

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.

 Obituary, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931-2018)

by Chris O'Reilly

The Russian conductor has died aged 87.

 Obituary, Huguette Tourangeau (1938-2018)

by Katherine Cooper

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.

 Obituary, Jesús López Cobos (1940-2018)

by Chris O'Reilly

The Spanish conductor has died aged 78.

 Obituary, Jóhann Jóhannsson

by Chris O'Reilly

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

 Obituary, 2017 Goodbyes

by James Longstaffe

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

 Obituary, Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

by Katherine Cooper

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

 Obituary, Zuzana Růžičková (1927-2017)

by Chris O'Reilly

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

 Obituary, Sir Jeffrey Tate (1943-2017)

by Chris O'Reilly

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

 Obituary, Jiří Bělohlávek (1946-2017)

by Chris O'Reilly

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

 Obituary, Louis Frémaux (1921-2017)

by Chris O'Reilly

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

 Obituary, Kurt Moll (1938-2017)

by Katherine Cooper

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

 Obituary, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

by Chris O'Reilly

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

 Obituary, Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017)

by Katherine Cooper

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

 Obituary, Gervase de Peyer (1926-2017)

by Chris O'Reilly

The British clarinettist has died aged 90.

 Obituary, Veljo Tormis (1930-2017)

by Chris O'Reilly

The Estonian composer has died at the age of 86.

 Obituary, Roberta Peters (1930-2017)

by Katherine Cooper

The American coloratura soprano has died aged 86.