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The Sad Corner
Dedicated to musicians that have passed away recently

Year: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2017:

May 2, 2017

Norma Procter (1928-2017), English contralto

Apr 24, 2017

Agnes Giebel (1921-2017), Dutch-born German soprano

Apr 12, 2017

Kathleen Cassello (1958-2017), American soprano

Mar 27, 2017

Rainer Kussmaul (1946-2017), German violinist and conductor

Mar 20, 2017

Louis Frémaux (1921-2017), French conductor

Mar 5, 2017

Kurt Moll (1938-2017), German bass

Feb 21, 2017

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (1923-2017), Polish-American conductor and composer

Jan 18, 2017

Roberta Peters (1930-2017), American soprano

Jan 16, 2017

Gerd Grochowski (1958-2017), German bass-baritone

Jan 15, 2017

Richard Divall, Australian conductor and musicologist

Jan 12, 2017

Rosemarie Lang (1947-2017), German mezzo-soprano

Jan 8, 2017

Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017), Swedish tenor

Jan 4, 2017

Georges Prêtre (1924-2017), French Conductor

   

2016:

Dec 23, 2016

Heinrich Schiff (1951-2016), Austrian cellist and conductor

Dec 14, 2016

Karel Husa (1921-2016), Czech-born American composer and conductor

Nov 27, 2016

Nijolė Ambrazaitytė (1939-2016), Lithuanian Mezzo-soprano

Nov 26, 2016

Russell Oberlin (1928-2016) American counter-tenor

Nov 17, 2016

Jutta Vulpius (1927-2016), German soprano

Nov 11, 2016

Ralph Kohn (1927-2016), German-born English baritone

Nov 6, 2016

Zoltán Kocsis (1952-2016), Hungarian pianist and conductor

Oct 25, 2016

Ursula Boese (1928-2016), German contralto

Oct 21, 2016

Antonia Fahberg (1928-2016), Austrian soprano

Oct 8, 2016

Claire Fassbender-Luz (1917-2016), German soprano

Oct 7, 2016

Anne Pashley (1937-2016), English soprano

Oct 2, 2016

Neville Marriner (1924-2016), English conductor and violinist

Aug 30, 2016

Halina Łukomska (1929-2016), Polish soprano

Aug 6, 2016

Temple Painter (1933-2016), American harpsichordist and organist

Jul 24, 2016

Marni Nixon (1930-2016), American soprano

Jul 20, 2016

André Isoir (1935-2016), French organist

Jul 5, 2016

Alirio Díaz (1923-2016), Venezuelan guitarist

Jun 9, 2016

J. Reilly Lewis (1944-2016), American conductor

Jun 6, 2016

Rolf Schweizer (1936-2016), German conductor, organist, church musician and composer

Jun 5, 2016

Phyllis Curtin (1921-2016), American soprano

May 17, 2016

Huguette Dreyfus (1928-2016), French harpsichordist

Apr 5, 2016

Elsie Morrison (1924-2016), Australian soprano

Mar 30, 2016

Bram Beekman (1949-2016), Dutch organist and composer

Mar 20, 2016

Peter Williams (1937-2016), English musicologist, organist, harpsichordist

Mar 14, 2016

Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016), English composer and conductor

Mar 5, 2016

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929-2016), Austrian conductor, cellist and viola da gamba player

Feb 17, 2016

Boldizsár Keönch (1938-2016), Hungarian tenor

Feb 15, 2016

Louis Lane (1923-2016), American conductor

Feb 3, 2016

Saulius Sondeckis (1928-2016), Lithuanian conductor

Jan 29, 2016

Aurèle Nicolet (1926-2016), Swiss flautist

Jan 8, 2016

Eva Fleischer (1922-2016), German mezzo-soprano

Jan 6, 2016

Marc Delano Jenkins (1955-2016), American baritone, conductor and teacher

Jan 5, 2016

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), French composer and conductor

   

2015:

Dec 29, 2015

Gwilym Edward Beechey (1938-2015), English musical scholar, organist, pianist, harpsichordist, lecturer, editor and composer

Dec 19, 2015

Kurt Masur (1927-2015), German conductor

Dec 16, 2015

Aafje Heynis (1924-2015), Dutch contralto

Dec 15, 2015

Stella Doufexis (1968-2015), German-Greek mezzo-soprano

Dec 8, 2015

Mattiwilda Dobbs (1929-2015), American soprano

Dec 4, 2015

Armin Ude (1933-2015), German tenor

Nov 29, 2015

Joachim Carlos Martini (1931-2015), Chilean-born German conductor

Nov 10, 2015

Robert Craft (1923-2015), American conductor and classical music writer

Sep 17, 2015

David Willcocks (1918-2015), English conductor, organist and music educator

Aug __, 2015

Rina Cornelissens (1942-2015), Dutch soprano

Aug 21, 2015

Dirk Schortemeier (1943-2015), German baritone

Aug 12, 2015

John Scott (1956-2015), English organist and choral conductor

Jul 27, 2015

Ivan Moravec (1930-2015), Czech pianist

Jul 26, 2015

Wolfgang Gönnenwein (1933-2015), German conductor

Jul 23, 2015

Jean-Jacques Rapin (1932-2015), Swiss choral conductor and music pedagogue

Jul 15, 2015

Alan Curtis (1934-2015), American musicologist, harpsichordist, fortepianist and conductor

Jun 21, 2015

Gunther Schuller (1925-2015), American composer, conductor and music educator

Jun 14, 2015

Walter Weller (1938-2015), Austrian conductor and violinist

Jun 9, 2015

Lucienne Delvaux (1916-2015), Belgian mezzo-soprano

May 31, 2015

Nico Castel (1931-2015), American tenor and vocal coach

May 30, 2015

Christiane Sorell (1931-2015), Austrian soprano

Apr 27, 2015

Rolf Smedvig (1952-2015), American trumpeter

Mar 28, 2015

Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015), British composer and pianist

Mar 24, 2015

Oleg Bryjak (1960-2015), Kazakhstanian bass

Mar 22, 2015

Norman Scribner (1936-2015), American organist, conductor, and composer

Mar 19, 2015

Peter Katin (1930-2015), English pianist

Feb 25, 2015

Grace Reginald-Scott (1927-2015), American mezzo-soprano

Feb 23, 2015

Thomas Hilbish (1918-2015), American choral conductor and music pedagogue

Feb 1, 2015

Aldo Ciccolini (1925-2015), Italian-born French pianist

Jan 22, 2015

Louis Devos (1926-2015), Belgian tenor

Jan 21, 2015

Waldemar Kmentt (1929-2015), Austrian Tenor

Jan 19, 2015

Ward Swingle (1927-2015), American musical director, arranger and tenor

Jan 12, 2015

Elena Obraztsova (1939-2015), Russian mezzo-soprano

Jan 12, 2015

Géza Oberfrank (1936-2015), Hungarian conductor

Jan 6, 2015

Myrtha Garbarini (1926-2015), Argentinean soprano

   

2014:

Dec 27, 2014

Claude Frank (1925-2014), German-born, American pianist

Dec 8, 2014

Knut Nystedt (1915-2014), Norwegian orchestral and choral composer

Dec 7, 2014

Mallory Walker (1935-2014), American tenor

Nov 14, 2014

William H. Scheide (1914-2014), American musical director and musicologist

Sep 28, 2014

Jakob Stämpfli (1934-2014), Swiss bass-baritone

Sep 24, 2014

Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014), English harpsichordist, conductor and musicologist

Sep 8, 2014

Magda Olivero (1910-2014), Italian soprano

Sep 5, 2014

Anny Felbermayer (1927-2014), Austrian soprano

Aug 31, 2014

Heiner Hopfner (1941-2014), German tenor

Aug 13, 2014

Frans Brüggen (1934-2014), Dutch conductor, recorder player and Baroque flautist

Aug 7, 2014

Cristina Deutekom (1931-2014), Dutch soprano

Jul 15, 2014

Dirk Snellings (1959-2014), Belgian bass

Jul 13, 2014

Lorin Maazel (1930-2014), French-born American conductor and violinist

Jun 12, 2014

Lilian Benningsen (1924-2014), Austrian mezzo-soprano/contralto

May 29, 2014

Gerda Schriever (1928-2014), German mezzo-soprano/contralto

May 19, 2014

Franz-Paul Decker (1923-2014), German-born Canadian conductor

Apr 18, 2014

Brian Priestman (1927-2014), English conductor and music educator

Apr 7, 2014

John Shirley-Quirk (1931-2014), English bass-baritone

Mar 22, 2014

Joel B. Hayden (1922-2014), American choral conductor, music pedagogue and composer

Mar 17, 2014

Annette de la Bije (1927-2014), Dutch soprano

Mar 11, 2014

Pavel Rivils (1936-2014), Moldavian Soviet composer

Mar 4, 2014

Lieuwe Visser (1940-2014), Dutch bass-baritone

Feb 24, 2014

Anna Reynolds (1930-2014), English mezzo-soprano

Feb 11, 2014

Alice Babs (1924-2014), Swedish Soprano & Jazz/Pop-Singer

Feb 14, 2014

Martha Goldstein (1919-2014), American harpsichordist and pianist

Feb 10, 2012

Hein Meens (1944-2012), Dutch tenor and conductor

Feb 3, 2014

Walter Heinz Bernstein (1922-2014), German harpsichordist and organist

Feb 2, 2014

Gerd Albrecht (1935-2014), German conductor

Jan 28, 2014

Petrina Kruse (1927-2014), German soprano

Jan 20, 2014

Claudio Abbado (1933-2014), Italian conductor

Jan 9, 2014

Timothy Penrose (1949-2014), English counter-tenor

   

2013:

Dec 29, 2013

Mary Evelyn Bruce (1934-2013), American soprano and music teacher

Dec 6, 2013

Tom Krause (1934-2013), Finnish bass-baritone

Nov 25, 2013

Oralia Dominguez (1925-2013), Mexican contralto

Nov 8, 2013

Arnold Rosner (1945-2013), American composer

Nov 4, 2013

Herbert Brauer (1915-2013), German lyric baritone

Sep 24, 2013

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (1919-2013), German tenor and conductor, former Thomaskantor

Sep 23, 2013

Sally Le Sage (1937-2013), English soprano and singing teacher

Sep 18, 2013

Lisa Otto (1919-2013), German soprano

Sep 10, 2013

Felicity Smith (1979-2013), New Zealander mezzo-soprano

Jul 22, 2013

Kornél Zempléni (1922-2013), Hungarian pianist and university teacher.

Jun 18, 2013

Alfred Planyavsky (1924-2013), Austrian double-bassist, music historian and tenor

Jun 16, 2013

Richard Marlow (1939-2013), English choral conductor and organist

Jun 5, 2013

Franz Kelch ( 1915-2013), German bass-baritone

May 26, 2013

Olga Iglesias (1929-2013), Puerto Rican soprano

May 22, 2013

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013), French composer

Apr 28, 2013

Markus Müller (1953-2013), German Tenor

Apr 15, 2013

Jean-François Pailliard (1928-2013), French conductor and musicologist

Apr 14, 2013

Colin Davis (1927-2013), English conductor

Apr 11, 2013

Thomas Hemsley (1927-2013), English baritone

Apr 8, 2013

Wolfgang Helbich (1943-2013), German conductor

Mar 1, 2013

Rafael Puyana (1931-2013), Colombian harpsichordist

Feb 26, 2013

Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013), French organist and pedagogue

Feb 22, 2013

Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013), German conductor and pianist

Feb 16, 2013

Eric Ericson (1918-2013), Swedish conductor

Feb 12, 2013

Kurt Redel (1918-2013), German flautist, conductor and arranger

Feb 9, 2013

Irma Rogell (1918-2013), American harpsichordist

Feb 8, 2013

David Lloyd (1920-2013), American tenor, music pedagogue and company manager

Jan 27, 2013

William Doppmann (1934-2013), American pianist and composer

Jan 15, 2013

Yuli Turovsky (1939-2013), Russian-born Canadian cellist, conductor and teacher

Jan 10, 2013

Franz Lehrndorfer (1928-2013), Austrian-born German organist and composer

Jan 7, 2013

Horst Günter (1913-2013), German Baritone

Jan 5, 2013

Sybil Michelow (1925-2013), South-African contralto/mezzo-soprano

Jan 4, 2013

Archie Kliewer (1922-2013), American tenor and music pedagogue

   

2012:

Dec 28, 2012

John Carol Case (1923-2012), English baritone and music pedagogue

D20, 2012

Victor Merzhanov (1919-2012), Russian pianist and music pedagogue

Dec 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck (1928-2012), American Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader

Nov 28, 2012

Rainer van Husen (1944-2012), German Tenor

Nov 28, 2012

Franco Ventriglia (1922-2012), American Bass

Nov 18, 2012

Philip Ledger (1937-2012), English conductor, organist, harpsichordist, pianist, editor and arranger

Sep 29, 2012

Joke Anjewierden (1963-2012), Dutch mezzo-soprano

Sep 18, 2012

Leo Goeke (1937-2012), American tenor

Aug 29, 2012

Anna de Cavalieri (real name: Anne McKnight) (1924-2012), American soprano

Aug 16, 2012

Bystrík Režucha (1935-2012), Slovak conductor

Aug 11, 2012

Carlo Curley (1935-2012), American organist

Aug 6, 2012

Ruggiero Ricci (1918-2012), American violinist

Jul 24, 2012

Florence Kopleff (1924-2012), American contralto

Jul 22, 2012

Nan Merriman (1920-2012), American mezzo-soprano

Jul 6, 2012

Siegfried Stöckigt (1929-2012), German pianist and composer

Jul 1, 2012

Evelyn Lear (1926-2012), American Soprano

Jun 24, 2012

Franz Crass (1928-2012), German bass-baritone

May 28, 2012

Judith Nelson (1939-2012), American Soprano

May 18, 2012

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925-2012), German bass-baritone and conductor

May 16, 2012

Maria Bieshu (1934-2012), Moldavian soprano

May 8, 2012

Roman Totenberg (1911-2012), Polish-born American violinist and pedagogue

Apr 16, 2012

Alan Hacker (1938-2012), English clarinettist and conductor

Apr 13, 2012

Margarita Lilova (1935-2012), Bulgarian mezzo-soprano

Mar 16, 2012

Dieter Zechlin (1926-2012), German pianist

Mar 14, 2012

Margarete Sjöstedt (1923-2012), Swedish contralto

Jan 16, 2012

Gustav Leonhardt (1928-2012), Dutch organist, harpsichordist, conductor and pedagogue

   

2011:

Dec 25, 2011

Rodney Gisick (1944-2011), American baritone

Nov 22, 2011

Sena Jurinac (1921-2011), Yugoslav-Austrian soprano

Sep 17, 2011

Kurt Sanderling (1912-2011), German conductor

Sep 9, 2011

Dušan Trbojević (1925-2011), Serbian pianist, composer, musical writer and music pedagogue

Sep 2, 2011

Nancy Burns (1940-2011), American soprano

Aug 2, 2011

Ralph Berkowitz (1910-2011), American composer and painter

Aug 11, 2011

José-Luis García (1944-2011), Spanish violinist and conductor

Jul 21, 2011

Sigi Stadermann (1923-2011), German-born Israeli conductor

Jul 10, 2011

Pierrette Alarie (1921-2011), Canadian soprano

Jul 6, 2011

Josef Suk (1926-2011), Czech violinist and conductor

Jul 4, 2011

Gerhard Unger (1916-2011), German tenor

May 17, 2011

Bruce Haynes (1942-2011), American-born Canadian oboist, recorder player and musicologist

Apr 24, 2011

Johan van der Meer (1913-2011), Dutch conductor

Mar __, 2011

Karl-Heinz Lippe (1927-2011), German baritone

Mar 29, 2011

Robert Tear (1928-2011), Welsh tenor and conductor

Mar 28, 2011

Lee Hoiby (1926-2011), American composer and pianist

Mar 12, 2011

Margrit Caspari (1928-2011), German (?) contralto

Mar 6, 2011

Howard Milner (1953-2011), English tenor and singing teacher

Mar 1, 2011

Tatiana Shebanova (1953-2011), Russian pianist

Feb 15, 2011

Sidney Harth (1925-2011), American violinist, conductor and music pedagogue

Feb 12, 2011

Sofia Cosma (1914-2011), Belarusian-born American pianist

Feb 10, 2011

Blanche Honegger-Moyse (1909-2011), Swiss-born American conductor and violinist

Feb 5, 2011

Beatrice Krebs (1924-2011), American mezzo-soprano

Feb 3, 2011

Herbert Gadsch (1913-2011), German church musician and composer

Feb 1, 2011

Johannes Somary (1935-2011), Swiss-born American organist, conductor and composer

Jan 31, 2011

Philipp Naegele (1928-2011), German-born American violinist, conductor and music pedagogue

Jan 10, 2011

Liana Alexandra (1947-2011), Romanian composer

Jan 8, 2011

Hans Ulrich Engelmann (1921-2011), German composer

   

2010:

Dec 29, 2010

Gilbert Brungardt (1930-2010), American choral conductor and music pedagogue

Dec 27, 2010

Maureen Lehane (1932-2010), English mezzo-soprano

Dec 24, 2010

Nigel Williams (1962-2010), Irish bass-baritone and book seller

Dec 16, 2010

Richard Adeney, English flautist (1920-2010)

Dec 15, 2010

Hilde Rössel-Majdan (1921-2010), Austrian contralto

Dec 12, 2010

Jacob Lateiner (1928-2010), Cuban-born American pianist

Dec 11, 2010

Herrad Wehrung (1925-2010), German soprano and academic voice teacher

Dec 7, 2010

Sergiu Luca (1943-2010), Romanian-born American violinist, conductor and pedagogue

Dec 6, 2010

Hugues Cuénod (1902-2010), Swiss tenor

Dec 1, 2010

Helen Boatwright (1916-2010), American soprano and teacher

Nov 21, 2010

Jeanne Bovet (1917-2010), Swiss pianist

Nov 21, 2010

Almeida Prado (1943-2010), Brazilian composer and pianist

Nov 2, 2010

Rudolf Barshai (1924-2010), Russian conductor

Oct 13, 2010

Ulrik Cold (1939-2010), Danish bass

Oct 10, 2010

Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), Australian soprano

Sep 19, 2010

László Polgar (1947-2010), Hungarian bass

Aug 26, 2010

Eduardo Ayas (1957-2010), Argentinean tenor

Aug 11, 2010

Viktorie Švihlíková (1915-2010), Ukrainian-born Czech pianist and harpsichordist

Jul 31, 2010

George Shangrow (1951-2010), American conductor, keyboard player and teacher

Jul 28, 2010

Araksiya Davtyan (1949-2010), Armenian soprano and vocal pedagogue

Jul 21, 2010

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, (1940-2010), English tenor

Jul 17, 2010

Henk Smit (1932-2010), Dutch bass

Jul 14, 2010

Charles Mackerras (1925-2010), American-born (of Australian parents) Australian conductor

Jul 4, 2010

Tobias Hiller (1966-2010), German conductor

Jun 25, 2010

Peter-Christoph Runge (1933-2010), German baritone

Jun 16, 2010

Maureen Forrester (1930-2010), Canadian contralto, teacher and administrator

May 28, 2010

David Sanger (1947-2010), English organist and harpsichordist

May 14, 2010

János Sándor, Hungarian-born Canadian conductor

May 12, 2010

David Randolph (1914-2010), American conductor and teacher

May 5, 2010

Peter Ziethen (1942-2010), German bass

Apr 30, 2010

Lois Varga (1926-2010), American mezzo-soprano

Apr 29, 2010

Johannes Fritsch (1941-2010), German composer

Apr 28, 2010

Chloë Owen (1918-2010), American soprano and music pedagogue

Apr 25, 2010

Joanna Griscom (1932-2010), American soprano

Apr 9, 2010

Kenneth McKellar (1927-2010), Scottish tenor

Mar 23, 2010

Blanche Thebom (1918-2010), American mezzo-soprano

Mar 22, 2010

Stjepan Radić (1928-2010), Croatian pianist

Mar 18, 2010

Alva Tripp (1937-2010), American tenor

Mar 5, 2010

Philip Langridge (1939-2010), English tenor

Feb 18, 2010

Max Lyall (1939-2010), American pianist, tenor and music pedagogue

Feb 18, 2010

Richard Proulx (1937-2010), American composer, choral conductor and organist

Jan 31, 2010

Jürg Baur (1918-2010), German composer and teacher.

Jan 23, 2010

Earl Wild (1915-2010), American pianist

Jan 21, 2010

Camille Maurane (1911-2010), French baritone

   
 

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Name in red means that there is not yet a bio page of the artist on the BCW, although he/she was associated with J.S. Bach's music.

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