Posted at 11:51 AM on November 25, 2008
by Gillian Martin
British conductor Richard Hickox died suddenly Sunday. He was just 60 years old.
You hear his name a lot on Classical MPR: he founded the City of London Sinfonia and helped to found Collegium Musicum 90; he had a long association with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia, and made many recordings of 20th century British music. He was also well-respected as an opera composer, and he was to have opened a new production of Vaughan Williams Riders to the Sea on Thursday.