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Frans Brüggen, Pioneer in Early Music, Dies at 79

Franciscus ("Frans") Jozef Brüggen (30 October 1934 – 13 August 2014) was a notable Dutch conductor, recorder player and baroque flautist. WIKIPEDIA Brüggen began his career as a recorder soloist, was a founder of the Orchestra of the 18th Century. NYTimes Obit Mr. Brüggen, who had appeared frail for many years and sat on a stool to conduct, last led an orchestra in May, 2014. But despite failing health he had no plans to abandon his career. In 2008 he told The Times that he planned to conduct “until I fall dead, like all conductors.” He died on 13 AUG 2014 in Amsterdam.

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