1998

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Jan

1

  • Dave Schildkraut (72) dies in New York

5

  • Sonny Bono (62) dies in a skiing accident in Nevada
  • Georgy Sviridov (82) dies in Moscow following a heart attack

7

  • Owen Bradley (82) dies in Nashville

8

  • Michael Tippett (93) dies in London of pneumonia

10

  • Ken Forssi (54) dies in Tallahassee, Fl of a brain tumour

11

  • Klaus Tennstedt (71) dies in Kiel, Germany

13

  • Mihovil Logar (95) dies in Belgrade

15

  • Junior Wells (63) dies in Chicago of lymphoma

17

  • Junior Kimbrough (67) dies in Holly Springs, MS

19

  • Carl Perkins (65) dies in Jackson, TN following a stroke

20

  • George Crumb’s Mundus Canis for guitar and percussion premiered in Cannes

23

  • Johnny Funches (52) dies in Chicago of pneumonia

25

  • Attila Zoller (70) dies in Townshend, VT of colon cancer

26

  • Shinichi Suzuki (99) dies in Matsumoto, Japan

28

  • Oasis have the UK number one single for one week with All Around the World

30

  • Héctor Campos-Parsi (75) dies in Cayey, Puerto Rico

releases

  • Radiohead – No Surprises (Parlophone)
  • Air – Moon Safari (Virgin)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – A Possible Dawn (Hat Hut)
  • Handsome Family – Through The Trees (Carrot Top)
  • Mark Hollis (Polydor)
  • Hood – Rustic Houses & Forlorn Valleys (Domino)
  • DJ Krush – Holonic (Mo Wax)
  • DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo – Ki-Oku (Apollo)
  • Matmos (Vague Terrain)
  • Arne Nordheim – Electric (Rune Grammofon)
  • Oval – Dok (Thrill Jockey)
Arne Nordheim 1931-2010

Arne Nordheim 1931-2010

Feb

5

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Exody ‘23:59:59’ for orchestra premiered in Cannes

6

  • Falco (40) dies in a car crash in the Dominican Republic when his car collided with a bus
  • Carl Wilson (51) dies in Los Angeles of lung cancer

8

  • Philip Glass’s Days and Nights in Rochina for orchestra premiered in Vienna

12

  • Rudi Spring’s Chamber Symphony No. 2 premiered in Munich

15

  • Edward Elgar’s unfinished Symphony no.3, completed by Anthony Payne, premiered in London

17

  • Bob Merrill (76) commits suicide by asphixiation in his car in Culver City, CA

18

  • Thea Musgrave’s Phoenix Rising for orchestra premiered in London

21

  • James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados for choir and orchestra premiered in Glasgow

24

  • Geoffrey Bush (77) dies in London of prostate cancer

25

  • The 40th Grammy Awards are held in New York. Shawn Colvin wins record of the year with Sonny Came Home and Bob Dylan wins album of the year with Time Out of Mind. Other winners include Radiohead, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, John Adams, Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash, Ry Cooder, Erykah Badu, Puff Daddy, the Chemical Brothers and Tool.

28

  • Todd Duncan (95) dies in Washington, DC of heart failure
  • Cornershop have the UK number one single for one week with Brimful of Asha
  • Siegfried Matthus’s opera Farinelli oder Die Macht des Gesanges premiered in Karlsruhe

unk

  • Brian Ferneyhough’s Flurries for piccolo, clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano premiered in San Diego, CA

releases

  • Air – Sexy Boy / Jeanne (Virgin)
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Free Satpal Ram (FFRR)
  • Blame – Visions Of Mars / Centuries (Good Looking)
  • Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Wiiija)
  • Daft Punk – Revolution 909 (Virgin)
  • Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet (Columbia)
  • Biosphere – Insomnia (Origo Sound)
  • Terry Callier – Timepeace (Talkin’ Loud)
  • Come – Gently Down The Stream (Matador)
  • Kristin Hersh – Strange Angels (4AD)
  • Madonna – Ray of Light (Maverick)
  • Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Merge)
  • Pearl Jam – Yield (Epic)
  • Swans are Dead (Atavistic)
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Merge)

Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Merge)

Mar

5

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No.14 premiered in Launceston, Australia

7

  • Madonna has the UK number one single for one week with Frozen

9

  • Luc Ferrari’s Tautologos IV for orchestra premiered in Lille

10

  • David Matthews’s Burnham Wick op.73 for small orchestra premiered in Birmingham

13

  • Leonardo Balada’s Concierto Mágico for guitar and orchestra premiered in Cincinnati

14

  • Madonna has the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Ray of Light

17

  • Arvo Pärt’s Kanon Pokajanen & Gebet nach dem Kanon for chorus premiered in Cologne

20

  • James Horner’s music for James Cameron’s film Titanic wins the best dramatic score Oscar at the 70th Academy Awards. Anne Dudley’s music for Peter Cattaneo’s film The Full Monty wins the award for best musical or comedy score

21

  • Run DMC vs Jason Nevins have the UK number one single for the first of six weeks with It’s Like That

29

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Ernster Gesang mit Lied for baritone and orchestra, text Georg Büchner, premiered in Hamburg
  • Hans Zender’s oratorio Shir Hashirim – Lied der Lieder premiered in Saarbrücken

31

  • Elliott Carter’s Luimen for sextet premiered in Amsterdam

releases

  • Arab Strap – Here We Go (Chemikal Underground)
  • Etienne De Crécy – Prix Choc (Different)
  • Lionrock – Rude Boy Rock (Concrete)
  • Madonna – Frozen (Maverick)
  • Pulp – This Is Hardcore (Island)
  • Skinny – Failure (Cheeky)
  • Ashra – Sauce Hollandaise (Manakin)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – Calloden Harvest (Road Cone)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors & Alan Licht – Mercury (Road Cone)
  • Holger Czukay – Clash (Sideburn)
  • Dirty Three – Ocean Songs (Bella Union)
  • Fridge – Semaphore (Output)
  • Gang Starr – Moment of Truth (Chrysalis)
  • Gas – Zauberberg (Mille Plateaux)
  • Philip Glass – Kundun OST (Nonesuch)
  • Tommy Guerrero – Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues (Galaxia)
  • Leila – Like Weather (Rephlex)
  • Lionrock – City Delirious (Concrete)
  • Pan American (Kranky)
  • Pulp – This is Hardcore (Island)
  • Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians (Nonesuch)
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Aquarello (All Saints)
  • Tortoise – TNT (Thrill Jockey)
Leonardo Balada b.1933

Leonardo Balada b.1933

Apr

1

  • Theodore Bloomfield (74) dies in Warrenton, OR following a heart attack

2

  • Erik Bergman’s Musica concertante op.138: String Quartet No. 2 premiered in Tampere, Finland

3

  • Alvin “Red” Tyler (72) dies in New Orleans
  • John Adams’s Hallelujah Junction for two pianos premiered in Los Angeles

5

  • Cozy Powell (50) dies near Bristol in a car crash

6

  • Tammy Wynette (55) dies in Nashville of a pulmonary blood clot

9

  • Tom Cora (44) dies in Draguignan, France of malignant melanoma

11

  • Ivan Tcherepnin (55) dies in Boston of cancer
  • Pulp have the UK number one album for one week with This Is Hardcore

14

  • Dorothy Squires (83) dies in Llwynypia, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales of lung cancer

15

  • Elliott Carter’s Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei for orchestra premiered in Manchester
  • Philip Glass’s multi-media opera Monsters of Grace premiered in Los Angeles

17

  • Linda McCartney (56) dies in Tucson, AZ of breast cancer

18

  • Colin Matthews’s Dowlandia for fifteen players premiered in Birmingham

23

  • James MacMillan’s Why is night different? for string quartet premiered in London

25

  • Elliott Carter’s Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei for orchestra premiered in Manchester
  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s opera Komödie ohne Titel [comedy without a title], lib. Müller-Wieland after Federico García Lorca, premiered in Munich

29

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Cello Dreaming for cello and orchestra premiered in Manchester

30

  • Arvo Pärt’s Triodion for chorus premiered in London

releases

  • Tori Amos – Spark (EastWest)
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Buzzin’ (FFRR)
  • E-Z Rollers – Tough at the Top (Moving Shadow)
  • Madonna – Ray Of Light (Maverick)
  • Massive Attack – Teardrop (Wild Bunch)
  • Mogwai – Fear Satan (Eye Q)
  • Peshay -Miles From Home (Mo Wax)
  • Shy FX – Bambaata (Ebony)
  • Arab Strap – Philophobia (Chemikal Underground)
  • Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children (Warp)
  • Anne Briggs – Sing a Song for You (Fledg’ling)
  • Manu Chao – Clandestino (Virgin)
  • Fugazi – End Hits (Dischord)
  • Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke – Duality (4AD)
  • Goodie Mob – Still Standing (LaFace)
  • Thomas Köner – Kaamos (Mille Plateaux)
  • Massive Attack – Mezzanine (Wild Bunch)
  • Philip Pickett & Richard Thompson – The Bones of All Men (Hannibal UK) Philip Pickett (recorder, crumhorn, shawm, curtal, symphony) Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol (g) Dave Pegg (b) Dave Mattacks (d) Pavlo Beznosiuk (vln) Sharona Joshua (virginal, clav, org, dulce melos)
  • Royal Trux – Accelerator (Drag City)
  • Songs: Ohia – Impala (Secretly Canadian)
  • Techno Animal – Versus Reality (City Slang)
  • Windy & Carl – Depths (Kranky)
Manu Chao b.1961

Manu Chao b.1961

May

2

  • Hideto Matsumoto (33) hangs himself in Tokyo
  • Massive Attack have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Mezzanine

3

  • David Lang’s The Passing Measures for bass clarinet, eight alto singers and orchestra premiered in Birmingham

4

  • David Lang’s I Fought the Law for ensemble premiered in Milan

5

  • Tommy McCook (71) dies in Atlanta, GA of pneumonia and heart failure

7

  • Eddie Rabbitt (56) dies in Nashville of lung cancer
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s A Reel of Seven Fishermen for orchestra premiered in San Francisco

11

  • Luciano Berio’s Korót for eight cellos premiered in Beauvais

12

  • Tan Dun’s opera Peony Pavilion, lib. Tan Dun, premiered in Vienna

14

  • Frank Sinatra (82) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack

16

  • Catatonia have the UK number one album for one week with International Velvet

18

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Deutsches Stück mit Hamlet for 2 voices and orchestra premiered in Frankfurt

19

  • Dorothy Donegan (76) dies in Los Angeles of cancer

23

  • Garbage have the UK number one album for one week with Version 2.0

26

  • Julian Anderson’s Etude No.3 for piano premiered in London

27

  • Ghazaros (Lazar) Saryan (77) dies in Yerevan, Armenia

28

  • David Del Tredici’s The Spider and the Fly for soprano, baritone and orchestra premiered in New York

31

  • Stanisław Wisłocki (75) dies in Warsaw

releases

  • Air – Kelly Watch the Stars (Source)
  • Bran Van 3000 – Drinkin’ in LA (Capitol)
  • Delgados – Pull the Wires from the Wall (Chemikal Underground)
  • Grandaddy – Summer Here Kids EP (Big Cat)
  • Tricky & PJ Harvey – Broken Homes (Island)
  • Tori Amos – From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic)
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Rafi’s Revenge (FFRR)
  • Sir Richard Bishop – Salvador Kali (Revenant)
  • Boredoms – Super Ae (Warner Bros)
  • Calexico – The Black Light (Quarterstick)
  • Damon & Naomi – Playback Singers (Sub Pop)
  • E-Z Rollers – Weekend World (Moving Shadow)
  • Herbert – Around the House (Phonograph)
  • Mekons – ME (Quarterstick)
  • Natalie Merchant – Ophelia (Elektra)
  • Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse (Candlelight)
  • Plastikman – Consumed (Novamute)
  • Public Enemy – He Got Game (Def Jam)
  • Saint Etienne – Good Humour (Creation)
  • Shellac – Terraform (Touch & Go)
  • Sonic Youth – A Thousand Leaves (DGC)
  • Surgeon – Balance (Tresor)
  • Tarwater – Rabbit Moon (Kitty Yo)
Surgeon aka Anthony Child b.1971

Surgeon aka Anthony Child b.1971

Jun

2

  • Helen Carter (70) dies in Nashville of heart failure

12

  • Laurie Anderson’s multimedia installation Dal Vivo opens in Milan

15

  • Gavin Bryars’s opera Doctor Ox’s Experiment premiered in London. Lib Blake Morrison

17

  • Erik Bergman’s Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra op.141 premiered in Naantali, Finland

20

  • Embrace have the UK number one album for one week with The Good Will Out

21

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Mrs. Linklater’s Tune for violin premiered in Stromness

22

  • Benny Green (70) dies in London of cancer

26

  • (to 28 June) The 1998 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring Primal Scream, Foo Fighters, Taj Mahal, Blur, Tori Amos, Pulp, Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Underworld, Eliza Carthy, Portishead, The Roots, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, The Chemical Brothers and Autechre

29

  • Horst Jankowski (62) dies in Radolfzell, Germany of lung cancer

releases

  • Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (Capitol)
  • Bob Dylan – Love Sick (Columbia)
  • Mogwai – No Education = No Future EP (Chemikal Underground)
  • Three Drives – Greece 2000 (Hooj Tunes)
  • William Basinski – Shortwave Music (Raster-Noton)
  • Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue (Elektra)
  • Caustic Window – Compilation (Rephlex)
  • Deep Dish – Junk Science (Arista)
  • Delgados – Pelaton (Chemikal Underground)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F#A#∞ (Kranky) CD version
  • Hilliard Ensemble – Lassus (ECM)
  • Information – Artifacts (Beatservice)
  • Komputer – The World of Tomorrow (Mute)
  • Kreidler – Appearance and the Park (Kiff)
  • Matmos – Quasi-Objects (Vague Terrain)
  • Derrick May – Innovator (Transmat)
  • NoMeansNo – The Dance of the Headless Bourgeoisie (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (Virgin)
  • System of a Down (American)
  • Amon Tobin – Permutation (Ninja Tune)
  • Transglobal Underground – Rejoice, Rejoice (Nation)
  • Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury)
  • Susumu Yokota – 1998 (Sublime)
Lucinda Williams b.1953

Lucinda Williams b.1953

Jul

4

  • Alfred Schnittke suffers a fifth and ultimately fatal stroke. He dies a month later

6

  • Roy Rogers (86) dies in Apple Valley, CA of heart failure

11

  • Patrick Nunn’s Cruise for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello premiered in Cardiff
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Credo or soloists, boys’ choir, chorus and orchestra premiered in Eugene, OR

12

  • Jimmie Driftwood (91) dies in Lafayette, AR following a heart attack

13

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Harrison’s Clocks for piano premiered in Cheltenham

14

  • Beryl Bryden (78) dies in London of lymphatic cancer

15

  • Gavin Bryars’s String Quartet No. 3 premiered in Cheltenham

17

  • Lamberto Gardelli (82) dies in Munich

18

  • The Beastie Boys have the UK number one album for one week with Hello Nasty

21

  • Julian Anderson’s Stations of the Sun for orchestra premiered in London

25

  • Tal Farlow (77) dies in New York of oesophageal cancer

29

  • Jerome Robbins (79) dies in New York following a stroke

releases

  • Gescom – Keynell EP (Skam)
  • Massive Attack – Angel (Wild Bunch)
  • Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Roulé)
  • Autechre aka LP5 (Warp)
  • Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty (Capitol)
  • E-Dancer – Heavenly (KMS)
  • 4 Hero – Two Pages (Talkin’ Loud)
  • Roy Harper – The Dream Society (Resurgent)
  • Mark Lanegan – Scraps At Midnight (Sub Pop)
  • Mouse On Mars – Glam (Sonig)
  • Pole 1 (Kiff)
  • Ian Pooley – Meridian (V2)
  • Sparklehorse – Good Morning Spider (Capitol)
  • Throwing Muses – In A Doghouse (4AD)
  • Vainio Väisänen Vega – Endless (Blast First)
Patrick Nunn b.1969

Patrick Nunn b.1969

Aug

1

  • The Beastie Boys have the Billboard number one album for the first of three weeks with Hello Nasty

3

  • Alfred Schnittke (63) dies in Hamburg after suffering a fifth stroke

6

  • Nat Gonella (90) dies in Gosport, Hampshire

9

  • Frankie Ruiz (40) dies of AIDS in New York

11

  • Konrad Boehmer’s Nuba for flute, viola and harp premiered in Amsterdam

18

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Lucerne Fanfare for eight trumpets and percussion premiered in Lucerne

22

  • Jimmy Skidmore (82) dies in London

24

  • Gene Page (58) dies in Westwood, CA

26

  • Remo Giazotto (87) dies in Pisa

29

  • Charlie Feathers (66) dies in Memphis following a stroke

releases

  • Faithless – God Is A DJ (Cheeky)
  • Madonna – Drowned World (Substitute for Love) (Maverick)
  • Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Columbia)
  • Paul Van Dyk – For An Angel (Deviant)
  • At the Drive-In – In/Casino/Out (Fearless)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – Evangeline (Road Cone)
  • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse)
  • UNKLE – Psyence Fiction (Mo Wax)
 Lauryn Hill b.1975

Lauryn Hill b.1975

Sep

4

  • Lal Waterson (55) dies in Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire of cancer

5

  • Aerosmith have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  • The Manic Street Preachers have the UK number one single for one week with If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

9

  • Habib Hassan Touma (63) dies in Berlin
  • Richard Barrett’s chamber opera Unter Wasser: Fünf Akte für eine Sängerin und 13 Instrumenten premiered in Amsterdam

10

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s De profundis for string orchestra premiered in Salerno

12

  • Lauryn Hill has the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks over two runs with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

13

  • James MacMillan’s Untold for wind quintet premiered in Ayr

15

  • Barrett Deems (84) dies in Chicago of pneumonia

16

  • Andrzej Trzaskowski (65) dies in Warsaw

17

  • William Albright (53) dies in Ann Arbor, MI of liver failure

22

  • David Matthews’s Violin Concerto No.2 op.74 premiered in St Nazaire, France
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Vers une Symphonie fleuve IV for orchestra premiered in Dresden

24

  • Jonathan Dove’s opera Flight premiered in Glyndebourne. Lib. April De Angelis

26

  • Betty Carter (69) dies in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer
  • Philip Glass’s opera White Raven premiered in Lisbon
  • The Manic Street Preachers have the UK number one album for the first of three weeks with This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

releases

  • Arab Strap – (Afternoon) Soaps (Chemikal Underground)
  • Deep Dish – The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold) (Deconstruction)
  • PJ Harvey – A Perfect Day Elise (Island)
  • Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps (Virgin)
  • Pulp – Party Hard (Island)
  • Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With the Arab Strap (Jeepster)
  • Biosphere / Deathprod – Nordheim Transformed (Rune Grammofon)
  • Burger / Ink – Las Vegas (Matador)
  • Buffalo Tom – Smitten (Beggars Banquet)
  • Cat Power – Moonpix (Matador)
  • Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory (Mercury)
  • Dom & Roland – Industry (Moving Shadow)
  • Eels – Electro-Shock Blues (Dreamworks)
  • John Fahey – Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites (Table of the Elements)
  • Hole – Celebrity Skin (Geffen)
  • Jay-Z – Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life (Roc-a-Fella)
  • Lambchop – What Another Man Spills (Merge)
  • Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Columbia)
  • Noto – Kerne (Plate Lunch)
  • Outkast – Aquemini (LaFace)
  • Photek – Form & Function (Science)
  • DJ Spooky – Riddim Warfare (Outpost)
  • Techno Animal – Radio Hades (Position Chrome)
  • Underground Resistance – Interstellar Fugitives (Underground Resistance)
  • Gillian Welch – Hell Among The Yearlings (Almo)
Outkast

Outkast

Oct

1

  • Charles Ives’s Emerson Overture for Piano and Orchestra premiered in Cleveland

2

  • Gene Autry (91) dies in Los Angeles

4

  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Serenade for orchestra premiered in Warsaw

5

  • Jacques Abram (73) dies in Tampa, FL

8

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s On the Last Frontier for chorus and orchestra premiered in Helsinki

11

  • Patrick Nunn’s Un Chant d’amour for chamber ensemble premiered in Newark, Notts

13

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Great Sandy Island fpr orchestra premiered in Tokyo

14

  • Frankie Yankovic (83) dies in New Port Richey, FL of heart failure

17

  • Antonio Agri (66) dies in Buenos Aires of cancer
  • Heinz Holliger’s opera Schneewittchen [Snow White], lib. Robert Walser, premiered in Zürich
  • Jay-Z has the Billboard number one album for the first of five weeks with Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Motus II for percussion premiered in Nürnberg

18

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Styx und Lethe for cello and orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen

19

  • Philip Glass’s Psalm 126 for chorus and orchestra premiered in New York

23

  • Morton Subotnick’s Echoes from the Silent Call of Girona for string quartet and CD-ROM premiered in Pasadena, CA

24

  • Ian Brown jailed for four months after being convicted of disorderly behaviour on a London-Paris air flight

29

  • Paul Misraki (90) dies in Paris

releases

  • Art of Trance – Madagascar (Platipus)
  • Björk – Hunter (One Little Indian)
  • Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank (Skint)
  • Jurassic 5 – Concrete Schoolyard (Pan)
  • Madonna – The Power Of Goodbye (Maverick)
  • U2 – The Sweetest Thing (Island)
  • Unkle – Rabbit in Your Headlights (Mo Wax)
  • Afghan Whigs – 1965 (Columbia)
  • Dälek – Negro Necro Nekros (Gern Blandsten) MC Dälek (vo, producer) Oktopus (producer)
  • Do Make Say Think (Constellation)
  • Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series Vol 4: Live 1966 (Columbia) recorded 17 May 1966 at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester
  • Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Skint)
  • Thomas Fehlmann – Good Fridge (Apollo)
  • Flytronix – Archive (Moving Shadow)
  • Jan Garbarek – Rites (ECM)
  • Grooverider – Mysteries of Funk (Higher Ground)
  • PJ Harvey – Is This Desire? (Island)
  • Kristin Hersh – Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight (4AD)
  • Infiniti – Skynet (Tresor)
  • Mercury Rev -Deserter’s Songs (V2)
  • Midnight Choir – Amsterdam Stranded (S2)
  • Mimi – Soak (Luaka Bop)
  • Thurston Moore – Root (Lo UK)
  • Mos Def & Talib Kweli – Black Star (Rawkus)
  • Neotropic – Mr. Brubaker’s Strawberry Alarm Clock (Ntone)
  • New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too (MCA)
  • Piano Magic – A Trick of the Sea (Darla)]
  • Queens of the Stone Age (Roadrunner)
  • Rae & Christian – Northern Sulphuric Soul (Grand Central)
  • Red Snapper – Making Bones (Warp)
  • Saw Doctors – Songs from Sun Street (Shamtown Ireland)
  • Silver Jews – American Water (Drag City)
  • Squarepusher – Music is Rotted One Note (Warp)
  • Tarwater – Silur (Kitty Yo)
  • Third Eye Foundation – You Guys Kill Me (Domino)
  • Two Lone Swordsmen – Stay Down (Warp)
  • Urban Tribe – Collapse of Modern Culture (Mo Wax)
  • Wagon Christ – Tally Ho (Virgin)
Mos Def aka Dante Smith b.1973

Mos Def aka Dante Smith b.1973

Nov

1

  • David Lang’s Scraping Song for percussion premiered in New York
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Szene for trumpet, drums and orchestra premiered in Karlsruhe

11

  • Paddy Clancy (76) dies in Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary of lung cancer
  • Gérard Grisey (52) dies in Paris of a brain haemorrhage

12

  • Kenny Kirkland (43) dies in New York of heart failure

14

  • Lauryn Hill ha the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Doo Wop (That Thing)

15

  • Milton Babbitt’s Piano Concerto no.2 premiered in New York
  • Irmin Schmidt’s opera Gormenghast premiered in Wuppertal

17

  • Norbert Moret (76) dies

18

  • Elliott Carter’s Quintet for piano and strings premiered in Washington, DC
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor play their first UK show at Amigo’s Restaurant in Manchester

20

  • Roland Alphonso (67) dies in Los Angeles of a brain haemorrhage

27

  • Barbara Acklin (55) dies in Omaha, NE of pneumonia
  • Erik Bergman’s Concerto for Chamber Orchestra op.140 premiered in Espoo, Finland
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Swinton Jig for orchestra premiered in York

29

  • George Van Eps (85) dies in Newport Beach, CA of pneumonia
  • David Matthews’s String Quartet No.8 op.75 premiered in Norwich

30

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Musis Aurora Benigna for two trumpets, two horns and two trombones premiered in Edinburgh

releases

  • Air – All I Need (Source)
  • Beck – Tropicala (Geffen)
  • BT – Godspeed (Renaissance)
  • Doves – Cedar EP (Casino)
  • Mercury Rev – Goddess on a Hiway (V2)
  • Red Snapper – Image of You (Warp)
  • Beck – Mutations (DGC)
  • Boris – Amplifier Worship (Mangrove)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – The Bridge (Megalon)
  • Jad Fair and Yo La Tengo – Strange But True (Matador)
  • Hardfloor – All Targets Down (Harthouse)
  • Ryoji Ikeda – O°C (Touch)
  • Klute – Casual Bodies (Certificate 18)
  • Femi Kuti – Shoki Shoki (Barclay)
  • Jonny L – Magnetic (XL)
  • Metallica – Garage Inc. (SME)
  • Plastikman – Artifakts (BC) (Novamute)
  • Portishead – PNYC (Go Beat) recorded live at the Roseland Ballroom in New York on 24 Jul 1997
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – BTTB (WEA)
  • Scanner – Sound for Spaces (Sub Rosa)
  • Bruce Springsteen – Tracks (Columbia) Box set of previously unreleased material
  • Stars of the Lid – Per Aspera Ad Astra (Kranky)
  • Supersilent 4 (Rune Grammofon)
Ryoji Ikeda - O°C (Touch)

Ryoji Ikeda – O°C (Touch)

Dec

1

  • James MacMillan’s Exsultet for brass quintet premiered in Glasgow
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Gedrängte Form for ensemble premiered in Frankfurt

5

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Silent Cities for orchestra premiered in Tokyo

6

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Piano Quintet No.1 premiered in New York

7

  • John Addison (78) dies in Bennington, VT

9

  • Tobias Picker’s opera Fantastic Mr. Fox premiered in Los Angeles, lib. Donald Sturrock after Roald Dahl

18

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra premiered in Dresden

21

  • Avril Coleridge-Taylor (95) dies in Seaford, Sussex

25

  • Bryan MacLean (52) dies in Memphis following a heart attack

28

  • Edgar Hovhannisyan (68) dies in Yerevan, Armenia

30

  • Johnny Moore (64) dies in Los Angeles of colon cancer

releases

  • Bola – Soup (Skam)
  • Gavin Bryars – The Cadman Requiem (Philips)
  • Six Organs of Admittance (Pavillion)
Tobias Picker b.1954

Tobias Picker b.1954

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