Composer and pianist John McCabe has died, aged 75.
A gifted artist, he had composed 13 symphonies by the age of 11, and his recordings of Joseph Haydn’s piano sonatas are considered definitive.
His own compositions included orchestral and chamber music, and he was director of the London College of Music between 1983 and 1990.
Confirming his death, publishers Novello and Company said he had “passed away peacefully, after a long illness”.
He is survived by his wife, Monica.
Recommended article: Chomsky: We Are All – Fill in the Blank.
This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.
Source:: BBC Entertainment