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John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten, Is Dead at 82

Mr. Shirley-Quirk was a British chemistry teacher who almost by accident became a world-renowned bass-baritone and made 30 appearances at the Met between 1974 and 1991. John Stanton Shirley-Quirk CBE (28 August 1931 – 7 April 2014) was an English bass-baritone. He was a member of the English Opera Group from 1964–76, and was prominent in performing and recording the operatic and vocal works of Benjamin Britten. Wikipedia

Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78

Mr. Goldsmith, a contributor to High Fidelity magazine, among other publications, was best known for his recordings of the Beethoven sonatas. Harris Goldsmith (1937 – April 2, 2014 in New York City) was an American pianist, music teacher and classical music critic. Goldsmith earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Robert Goldsand as a piano student. His early musical influences included conductors Arturo Toscanini and Guido Cantelli. Wikipedia