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Peter Hofman dies at 66

German tenor Peter Hofmann, who became famous for his performances of Richard Wagner operas, died Tuesday, 29 November 2010. He died at a hospital in Wunsiedel in Bavaria. The mass-circulation newspaper Bild also reported Hofmann's death after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Hofmann made his name performing at the annual Bayreuth festival celebrating the music of Richard Wagner. He toured stages across the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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Buddy Morrow

Buddy Morrow (born Muni Zudekoff, aka Moe Zudekoff; February 8, 1919, New Haven, Connecticut – September 27, 2010) was an American trombonist and bandleader. He is known for his mastery of the upper range which is evident in records such as "The Golden Trombone," as well as his ballad playing. Morrow was once a member of The Tonight Show Band. His early 1950s records such as "Rose, Rose, I Love You" and "Night Train" appeared in the US Billboard charts. "Night Train" reached #23 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1953. He was most recently the leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, through September 24, 2010. Morrow died in the morning on September 27, 2010.


Night Train / Big Band GuitarSwing the Sinatra WayGot You On My MindImpact / Double Impact

Henryk Gorecki has died at the age of 76

Polish composer Henryk Gorecki has died at the age of 76. He was best known for his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, which was composed in 1976 and sold more than a million copies following a 1992 re-release. Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈxɛnrɨk mʲiˈkɔwaj ɡuˈrɛtski]) (December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a composer of contemporary classical music. He studied at the State Higher School of Music in Katowice between 1955 and 1960. In 1968, he joined the faculty and rose to provost before resigning in 1979. Górecki became a leading figure of the Polish avant-garde during the post-Stalin cultural thaw.



Górecki: Symphony No. 3 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"); Three Olden Style PiecesHenryk Mikolaj Górecki: Kleines Requiem für Eine Polka (Little Requiem for a Polka), Op. 66 (1993) / Concerto for Harpsichord & String Orchestra, Op. 40 (1980) / Good Night, Op. 63 (1990) - London Sin

Shirley Verrett, died Friday 5 NOV 2010 at 79.

Shirley Verrett, an acclaimed American mezzo-soprano and soprano praised for her blazing intensity during a career that spanned four decades, died  in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79.
In OperaBizet: Carmen

Shirley Verrett (May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2010 was an American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles i.e. soprano sfogato. Verrett enjoyed great fame from the late 1960s through the 1990s and was much admired for her radiant voice, beauty, and great versatility. She was particularly well known for her singing in French and Italian opera, particularly works of Verdi and Donizetti. More Wikipedia Bio

Jerry Bock, dies. He was 81.

Bock composed some of the most memorable shows in Broadway history, including the melodies for "Fiorello!" and "Fiddler on the Roof,".

Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Bock (November 23, 1928 – November 3, 2010[1]) was an American musical theatre composer. He received the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical Fiorello! and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1965 musical Fiddler on the Roof with Harnick.


The Rothschilds: A Musical (1970 Original Broadway Cast)Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's StoriesFiddler On The Roof (Original London Cast)To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick (Broadway Legacies)