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R.I.P. Richard Hickox

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.

Here are various obituaries: from the BBC, from London's Guardian newspaper, and from the New York Times (registration required).