Here are brief details of some of the people lost to the classical music world during May 2023. May they rest in peace.
German bass and TV presenter Günter Wewel died in Arnsberg on 9 May 2023, aged eighty-eight.
Russian musicologist and teacher Liudmila Kovnatskaya died at her home in St Petersburg on 9 May 2023, aged eighty-two, following a long illness.
American mezzo and soprano Grace Bumbry died in Vienna on 7 May 2023, aged eighty-six, from complications following a stroke.
Czech mezzo Soňa Červená died in Prague on 7 May 2023, aged ninety-seven.
Irish fiddler, teacher and member of The Chieftains Seán Keane died unexpectedly at his home in Dublin on 7 May 2023, aged seventy-six.
German-born Israeli-American pianist Menahem Pressler died on 6 May 2023, aged ninety-nine.
Posted 8 May 2023 and last updated 12 May 2023 by Keith Bramich