Thursday, May 29, 2008

R.I.P.: Wilfrid Mellers

Wilfrid Mellers
(b: 26.Apr.1914, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire/England; d: 16.May 2008, Scrayingham, North Yorkshire/England)

The British composer and musicologist Wilfrid Mellers died May 16th at the age of 94. Mellers had been teaching since the 1940s and always was most interested in what he called "living art", something to which he counted Bach and Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky, but also folk music and jazz -- an aesthetic attitude which is reflected in both his compositions and his publications. Obituary: Independent, Guardian.

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