The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music news: Madison-born and Madison-educated composer Lee Hoiby died Monday at 85. | March 29, 2011

By Jacob Stockinger

Lee Hoiby (below), a composer who was born and educated in Madison and who was especially known for his lyrical songs and operas as well as his outstanding craftsmanship, died Monday in New York. He was 85.

Hoiby, who proudly bucked the minimalist and atonalist trends in modern music, recently returned to Madison to accompany a local singers in his own songs.

Here is an obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/arts/music/lee-hoiby-opera-composer-known-for-lyricism-dies-at-85.html


Posted in Classical music

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