Skip to comments.Conductor Richard Hickox dies of heart attack
Posted on 11/24/2008 8:48:32 AM PST by Borges
British conductor Richard Hickox, who made a particular mark in opera and choral music with orchestras around the world, has died of a heart attack, his agent said Monday. He was 60.
Hickox died Sunday in a hotel in Cardiff, Wales, said Stephen Lumsden, managing director of Intermusica Artists' Management Ltd.
Hickox had been due to conduct the new English National Opera production of Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Riders to the Sea," which opens on Thursday.
He was musical director of Opera Australia, associate guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, founder and music director of the City of London Sinfonia, co-director of the period instrument group Collegium Musicum 90, and conductor emeritus of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
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God receive him, and care for his wife & family.
I have his recording of the “Henry V” movie soundtrack.
A hardworking conductor. He’ll be missed.
He was a brilliant interpreter of Vaughan Williams’ music as well.
A sad day indeed.
This is terrible. :(
Sad, and surprising.
Musical conductors usually live into their 90’s.
May he rest in peace.
I liked him.
I met him once. He was the consummate gentleman.
This is indeed sad news.
Thanks for posting this. I’m sorry to hear this sad news. We performed Mozart’s Requiem with him (his wife sang the alto part) a few years ago.
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