On 1 October the versatile composer David Bedford died of lung cancer.
Sketches of the first version of the slow movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in G, Opus 18 Number 2, have been reconstructed by the Manchester music professor Barry Cooper.
On of the 10 winners of the 2011 Heinz Awards — which this year recognized those whose work benefited the environment — is the Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.
Today, 30 June, a sculpture of Aaron Copland will be unveiled in the formal gardens at Tanglewood.
French chamber music group Des Equilibres recorded last February the two string quartets and the string trio composed by Sándor Veress. This recording is the world premiere of the Second quartet.
Scottish composer James MacMillan has been invited to participate on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI as a priest. The celebration will be on 19 June.
Wojciech Kilar, the Polish composer who is known for his film scores for Roman Polanski films and those other Hollywood directors, has received the President Lech Kaczyński Memorial Award.
Next month the Classic Brit Award will be presented to John Barry posthumously. Barry, who died earlier this year, will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to music.
The American composer Peter Lieberson died last Saturday in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he had gone for medical treatment. Lieberman was only 64 years old. He lived in Santa Fe, N.M.
The Mexican composer Daniel Catán died unexpectedly in Houston, TX, last Saturday. He was in the USA to teach a semester at UT Austin Butler School of Music.
Dr. Rudolf Elvers, a German Mendelssohn researcher, has been collecting Mendelssohn items for several decades.
The prominent opera and song composer Lee Hoiby died at Montefiore Hospital in New York City after a short illness. There will be a memorial service at the Cathedral of St.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, established in 1898, has announced that composers Aaron Jay Kernis and Martin Boykan elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Dutch composer has won a prestigious Unesco Award. It is given to him for his efforts to transcend the boundaries between people and cultures and unite people through Music.
The Hungarian parliament has decided that Hungary's main airport at Budapest should be called the "Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport" with immediate effect.
On 3 March the Italian composer Aldo Clementi died, aged 86.
Canadian composer Howard Shore has won The Governor General’s Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
Film music composer John Barry, who wrote the music for eleven James Bond films, including the famous Bond theme, died on Sunday in New York of a heart attack. He was 77.
The influential American composer Milton Babbitt died last Saturday. He was 94 years old.