Here are brief details of some of the people lost to the classical music world during October 2023. May they rest in peace.
French oboist, conductor and teacher Maurice Bourgue died in Avignon on 6 October 2023, aged eighty-three.
Polish-born Russian composer Rafail Kasimov died on 4 October 2023, aged seventy-six.
American author, composer and teacher Lena McLin died on 3 October 2023, aged ninety-five.
Australian mezzo Jacqueline Dark died in Sydney on 3 October 2023, aged fifty-five.
American tenor and conductor Herbert Handt died on 2 October 2023, aged ninety-seven.
Slovak soprano Patricia Janečková died on 1 October 2023, aged only twenty-five, from breast cancer.
Posted 4 October 2023 and last updated 9 October 2023 by Keith Bramich