Category Archives: Necrology

“Necrology” sounds creepy (it more or less means “death role”), but when a classical musician of repute dies, somebody somewhere will write a fitting tribute. When I find them, I’ll post them.

Elliott Carter (composer) and Charles Rosen (pianist).

  CarterObituary RosenObituary Here are two obituaries I’ve paired together for a couple of reasons.   First, Carter and Rosen both died within several weeks of each other.  And Rosen’s watershed book The Classical Style (a book about the music of Haydn and … Continue reading

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