1999

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Jan

2

  • Rolf Liebermann (98) dies in Paris

6

  • Michel Petrucciani (36) dies in Orange, Vaucluse, France of a pulmonary infection.

8

  • Gavin Bryars’s A Time and a Place for organ premiered in Goole, Yorkshire

10

  • Primož Ramovš (78) dies in Ljubljana, Slovenia

12

  • Patrick Nunn’s Die Puppen premiered in Sydney

14

  • Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze (37) dies in Manchester of a blood infection

16

  • Fatboy Slim has the UK number one single for one week with Praise You

21

  • Charles Brown (76) dies in Oakland, CA of heart failure

23

  • Fatboy Slim has the UK number one album for the first of four weeks with You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
  • Thea Musgrave’s Three Women – Queen, Mistress, Slave for soprano and orchestra premiered in San Francisco
  • Thea Musgrave’s Voices from the Ancient World for three flutes and percussion premiered in Glasgow

25

  • Robert Shaw (82) dies in New Haven, CT following a stroke

28

  • Valery Gavrilin (59) dies in St Petersburg following a heart attack

31

  • Barış Manço (56) dies in Kadıköy, Turkey following a heart attack

releases

  • Fatboy Slim – Praise you (Skint)
  • Outkast – Rosa Parks (LaFace)
  • Armand Van Helden – You Don’t Know Me (Ffrr)
  • Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness (Palace)
  • Philip Jeck – Surf (Touch)
  • Radian (Rhiz)
Bonnie Prince Billy - I See a Darkness (Palace)

Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness (Palace)

Feb

1

  • 400 people are injured in a riot at a Marilyn Manson gig in Perth, Australia

2

  • David McComb (36) dies in Melbourne of heart failure

3

  • Arvo Pärt’s Como cierva sedienta for soprano or female choir and orchestra premiered in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

5

  • Gwen Guthrie (48) dies in Orange, NJ of uterine cancer

6

  • Armand Van Helden has the UK number one single for one week with U Don’t Know Me

7

  • Bobby Troup (80) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack

11

  • Jaki Byard (76) shot dead in his home New York. The circumstances of his death are still unknown.

13

  • Blondie have the UK number one single for one week with Maria

14

  • Buddy Knox (65) dies in Bremerton, WA of lung cancer

16

  • Necil Kazım Akses (90) dies in Ankara

17

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Orkney Saga III: An Orkney wintering. Stone poems in Orkahowe: “great treasure…” alto saxophone and orchestra premiered in Warwick

19

  • Lauderic Caton (88) dies in London
  • John Adams’s Naive and Sentimental Music for orchestra premiered in Los Angeles

21

  • John Casken’s Après un silence for violin and chamber orchestra premiered in Dublin

23

  • Ruth Gipps (78) dies in Eastbourne, Sussex of cancer
  • James MacMillan’s Cumnock Fair for string orchestra premiered in Cumnock, Ayrshire

24

  • Harry Vann Walls (80) dies in Montreal of cancer
  • Unsuk Chin’s Xi for ensemble and electronics premiered in Paris
  • The 41st Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles. Celine Dion wins record of the year with My Heart Will Go On and Lauryn Hill wins album of the year for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Other winners include Beastie Boys, Steve Reich, Krzysztof Penderecki, Lucinda Williams, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Eric Clapton, Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Metallica and Gilberto Gil.

25

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Quintet for trumpet and strings premiered in Aberdeen
  • Daron Hagen’s opera Bandanna, lib. Paul Muldoon, premiered in Austin, TX

27

  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s opera Die Versicherung [insurance], lib. Müller-Wieland after Peter Weiss, premiered in Darmstadt

releases

  • Blondie – Maria (Beyond)
  • Blur – Tender (Food)
  • Gas – Oktember EP (Mille Plateaux)
  • Roots – You Got Me (MCA)
  • Divine Styler – Wordpower, Vol. 2: Directrix (Mo Wax)
  • Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band – The Mountain (Grapevine)
  • Eminem – The Slim Shady LP (Aftermath)
  • Fall – The Marshall Suite (Artful)
  • Four Tet – Dialogue (Output)
  • DJ Krush – Kakusei (Columbia)
  • Monolake – Interstate (Monolake)
  • Muzsikás – The Bartók Album (Hannibal)
  • Pan Sonic – A (Blast First)
  • Pole 2 (Kiff)
  • Prince Paul – A Prince Among Thieves (Tommy Boy)
  • Roots – Things Fall Apart (MCA)
  • The Sebadoh (Sub Pop)
  • Sleater-Kinney – Hot Rock (Kill Rock Stars)
  • TLC – Fanmail (LaFace)
  • Paul Westerberg – Suicaine Gratification (Capitol)
  • XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1 (Cooking Vinyl)
The Roots

The Roots

Mar

1

  • Julian Anderson’s ballet Towards Poetry premiered in Darlington

2

  • David Ackles (62) dies in Los Angeles of cancer
  • Dusty Springfield (59) dies in Henley-on-Thames of breast cancer

3

  • Jackson C. Frank (56) dies in Great Barrington, MA following a heart attack

4

  • David Del Tredici’s Dracula for soprano-narrator and thirteen players premiered in New York

6

  • Lowell Fulson (77) dies in Long Beach, CA of heart failure

9

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s The Woman and the Hare for soprano, reciter and ensemble premiered in London
  • Frederick Delius’s Poem of Life and Love for orchestra premiered on BBC radio in London

12

  • Yehudi Menuhin (82) dies in Berlin of bronchitis
  • Bidú Sayão (96) dies in Lincolnville, ME
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Drei späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller [Three late poems by Heiner Müller] for voice and orchestra premiered in Berlin

13

  • TLC have the Billboard number one album for the first of five weeks over two runs with Fanmail

19

  • Peppermint Harris (73) dies in Elizabeth, NJ

21

  • Nicola Piovani’s music for Roberto Benigni’s film La vita è bella [Life is Beautiful] wins the best dramatic score Oscar at the 71st Academy Awards. Stephen Warbeck’s music for John Madden’s film Shakespeare in Love wins the award for best musical or comedy score

26

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Placid Mobile for brass ensemble premiered in London

27

  • Blur have the UK number one album for the first of four weeks with 13

29

  • James Penberthy (81) dies in Yamba, New South Wales
  • Joe Williams (80) dies in Las Vegas
  • James Clarke’s Island for piano premiered in London

releases

  • Aphex Twin – Windowlicker EP (Warp)
  • Fall – Touch Sensitive (Artful)
  • Manic Street Preachers – You Stole the Sun From My Heart (Epic)
  • Mr Oizo – Flat Beat (F Communications)
  • Orbital – Style (Ffrr)
  • Beth Orton – Stolen Car (Heavenly)
  • System F – Out of the Blue (Sony)
  • TLC – No Scrubs (LaFace)
  • Underworld – Push Upstairs (V2)
  • White Stripes – The Big Three Killed My Baby (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  • Natacha Atlas – Gedida (Mantra)
  • Blur – 13 (Food)
  • dEUS – The Ideal Crash (Island)
  • Fugazi – Instrument (Dischord)
  • GAS – Königsforst (Mille Plateaux)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada EP (Constellation)
  • David Gray – White Ladder (IHT)
  • Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Heavenly)
  • Roots Manuva – Brand New Secondhand (Big Dada)
  • Songs: Ohia – Axxess & Ace (Secretly Canadian)
  • Source Direct – Exorcise the Demons (Science)
  • Squarepusher – Budakhan Mindphone EP (Warp)
  • Esbjorn Svensson Trio – From Gagarin’s Point of View (Act)
  • Underworld – Beaucoup Fish (V2)
  • Wilco – Summerteeth (Reprise)
Roots Manuva aka Rodney Smith b.1972

Roots Manuva aka Rodney Smith b.1972

Apr

1

  • Jesse Stone (97) dies in Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Colin Matthews’s Rübezahl Overture – after Mahler premiered in London

3

  • Lionel Bart (68) dies in London of cancer
  • Mr Ozio has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Flat Beat

5

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Über die Linie I for cello premiered in Cologne

6

  • Red Norvo (91) dies in Santa Monica, CA
  • William Pleeth (83) dies in London of leukaemia

10

  • Michael Daugherty’s UFO for solo percussion and orchestra premiered in Washington, DC
  • TLC have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with No Scrubs

14

  • Anthony Newley (67) dies in Jensen Beach, FL of renal cancer

16

  • Skip Spence (52) dies in Santa Cruz, CA of lung cancer

19

  • Léon Barzin (98) dies in Naples, FL

21

  • Charles “Buddy” Rogers (94) dies in Rancho Mirage, CA

23

  • Melba Liston (73) dies in Los Angeles following a stroke

24

  • Nas has the Billboard number one album for the first of two weeks with I Am

25

  • Kemistry aka Valerie Olukemi Olusanya (35) dies in a freak accident in Hampshire when a dislodged ‘cats-eye’ flies through the windscreen of the car she is in

26

  • Adrian Borland (41) commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a train in London

29

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Love Cries for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and orchestra premiered in London

releases

  • Basement Jaxx – Red Alert (XL)
  • E-Z Rollers – Walk This Land (Moving Shadow)
  • Eminem – My Name Is (Aftermath)
  • Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Skint)
  • Moby – Run On (Mute)
  • New Radicals – You Get What You Give (MCA)
  • Unkle – Be There (Mo Wax)
  • Amadou and Mariam – Sou Ni Tilé (Tinder)
  • Angels Of Light – New Mother (Young God)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – St. Vincent’s Newsboy Home (Item)
  • Faust – Ravvivando (Klangbad)
  • Jan Garbarek / Hilliard Ensemble – Mnemosyne (ECM)
  • Herbaliser – Very Mercenary (Ninja Tune)
  • MF DOOM – Operation: Doomsday (Fondle ’em)
  • Mogwai – Come On Die Young (Chemikal Underground)
  • Nas – I Am (Columbia)
  • Nightmares on Wax – Carboot Soul (Warp)
  • Orbital – Middle of Nowhere (FFRR)
  • David Sylvian – Dead Bees on a Cake (Virgin)
  • Tom Waits – Mule Variations (Anti)
Amadou Bagayoko (b.1954) and Mariam Doumbia (b.1958)

Amadou Bagayoko (b.1954) and Mariam Doumbia (b.1958)

May

1

  • Eddie Chamblee (79) dies in New York

9

  • Božidar Kantušer (77) dies in Paris

10

  • Shel Silverstein (68) dies in Key West, FL following a heart attack

15

  • Rob Gretton (46) dies in Manchester following a heart attack

18

  • Augustus Pablo (44) dies in Kingston, Jamaica following a collapsed lung

22

  • Elliott Carter’s Statement – Remembering Aaron for violin premiered in Bergen
  • Steve Reich’s Triple Quartet for string quartet and tape premiered in New York
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Sotto voce for piano and small orchestra premiered in Berlin

25

  • Jack Beeson’s chamber opera Sorry, Wrong Number premiered in New York. Lib. Beeson after Lucille Fletcher
  • Unsuk Chin’s Piano Etude No.1 premiered in Hannover

27

  • Patrick Nunn’s Kitsch for electronics premiered in London

releases

  • Beastie Boys – Remote Control (Capitol)
  • Blur – Bugman (Food)
  • Chicane – Saltwater (Xtravaganza)
  • Alex Gopher – The Child (V2)
  • Pavement – Carrot Rope (Domino)
  • Underworld – Jumbo (V2)
  • Arab Strap – Mad for Sadness (Go Discs)
  • Magical Sounds of Banco de Gaia (Gekko)
  • Basement Jaxx – Remedy (XL)
  • Cul de Sac – Crashes to Light, Minutes to its Fall (Thirsty Ear)
  • Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros)
  • Gus Gus – This Is Normal (4AD)
  • Labradford – E Luxo So (Kranky)
  • Melvins – The Maggot (Ipecac)
  • Moby – Play (Mute)
  • Neurosis – Times of Grace (Relapse)
  • Kate Rusby – Sleepless (Pure)
  • Stars of the Lid – Avec Laudenum (Sub Rosa)
  • Surgeon – Force & Form (Tresor)
  • To Rococo Rot – The Amateur View (City Slang)
  • Travis – The Man Who (Independiente)
  • Vladislav Delay – Ele (Sigma)
Kate Rusby b.1973

Kate Rusby b.1973

Jun

4

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Five Images after Sappho for soprano and chamber ensemble premiered in Ojai, CA

5

  • Mel Tormé (73) dies in Los Angeles following a stroke

12

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Furien – Furioso for orchestra premiered in Berlin

22

  • Luboš Fišer (63) dies in Prague

23

  • Elliott Carter’s Fragment no.2 for string quartet premiered in Munich
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Litany–for a ruined chapel between sheep and shore for trumpet premiered in Kirkwall

25

  • (to 27th) The 1999 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring REM, Blondie, Manic Street Preachers, Underworld, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Al Green, Wilco, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse and Mercury Rev

26

  • Colin Matthews’s Palinode for nine cellos premiered in London

27

  • Einar Englund (83) dies in Visby, Sweden

30

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Spectrum III for organ premiered in Nürnberg

releases

  • ATB – 9 PM (Till I Come) (Ministry of Sound)
  • Björk – All is Full of Love (One Little Indian)
  • Blur – Coffee + TV (Food)
  • Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl (Freestyle Dust)
  • Flaming Lips – Race for the Prize EP (Warner Bros)
  • Hybrid – Finished Symphony (Distinctive)
  • Madonna – Beautiful Stranger (Maverick)
  • Autechre – EP7 (Warp)
  • Chemical Brothers – Surrender (Freestyle Dust)
  • Company Flow – Little Johnny from the Hospital (Rawkus)
  • Dido – No Angel (Arista)
  • Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer (Nonesuch)
  • Fridge – Eph (Go Beat)
  • Innerzone Orchestra – Programmed (Astralwerks)
  • June of ’44 – Anahata (Quarterstick)
  • Matmos – The West (Deluxe)
  • Oval – Szenariodisk (Thrill Jockey)
  • Pavement – Terror Twilight (Matador)
  • Plaid – Rest Proof Clockwork (Warp)
  • Rachel’s – Selenography (Quarterstick)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (Warner Bros)
  • Rothko – A Negative for Francis (Lo)
  • Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (Smekkleysa)
  • Super Furry Animals – Guerrilla (Creation)
  • Ali Farka Touré – Niafunké (World Circuit)
  • White Stripes (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Esa-Pekka Salonen b.1958

Esa-Pekka Salonen b.1958

Jul

1

  • Dennis Brown (42) dies in Kingston, Jamaica following a collapsed lung
  • Guy Mitchell (72) dies in Las Vegas following cancer surgery

2

  • Arvo Pärt’s Mein Weg for fourteen strings and percussion premiered in Graz

3

  • Mark Sandman (46) dies on stage in Palestrina, Italy following a heart attack
  • ATB have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with 9pm (Till I Come)
  • The Chemical Brothers have the UK number one album for one week with Surrender

6

  • Joaquin Rodrigo (97) dies in Madrid

7

  • Jonathan Dove’s opera Tobias and the Angel, lib. David Lan, premiered in London

10

  • Michael Obst’s opera Caroline, lib. Ralph Günther Mohnnau, premiered in Weimar
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No.15 premiered in Melbourne

11

  • Helen Forrest (82) dies in Los Angeles of heart failure
  • Roaring Lion aka Rafael de Leon (91) dies in Port of Spain, Trinidad

13

  • John Casken’s Darting the Skiff for cello and orchestra premiered in Cheltenham

17

  • Kevin Wilkinson (41) commits suicide by hanging at his home in Baydon, Wiltshire
  • Destiny’s Child have the Billboard number one single for one week with Bills, Bills, Bills
  • David Matthews’s Winter Passions op.77 for baritone, clarinet, violin, viola and cello premiered in Cheltenham

19

  • David Sawer’s Sounds – 3 Kandinsky Poems for chorus premiered in Cheltenham

21

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Spinning Jenny for orchestra premiered in London

23

  • Kalevi Aho’s Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet premiered in Kuhmo, Finland

24

  • Luciano Berio’s opera Cronaca del luogo premiered in Salzburg, lib. T. Pecker and Berio

26

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Autumn Gardens for piano and orchestra premiered in London

27

  • Harry “Sweets” Edison (83) dies in Columbus, OH

28

  • Johannes Maria Staud’s Dichotomie for string quartet premiered in Ebbs, Austria

29

  • Anita Carter (66) dies in Hendersonville, TN
  • Patrick Nunn’s Hell Bent on the Bee Oven for large ensemble premiered in Haverfordwest, Wales

releases

  • Groove Armada – At The River (Pepper)
  • Moby – Bodyrock (Mute)
  • Orbital – Nothing Left (Ffrr)
  • Pet Shop Boys – I Don’t Know What You Want but I Can’t Give It Any More (Parlophone)
  • Sasha – Xpander (Deconstruction)
  • Birthday Party – Live 1981-1982 (4AD)
  • Kristin Hersh – Sky Motel (4AD)
  • µ-Ziq – Royal Astronomy (Hut)
  • My Morning Jacket – The Tennessee Fire (Darla)
  • Ludovic Navarre – From Detroit to St. Germain (F Communication)
  • Andrea Parker – Kiss My Arp (Mo Wax)
  • Peshay – Miles from Home (Island Blue)
  • Polar – 37C & Falling (Certificate 18)
  • Quannum – Spectrum (Quannum)
  • Scanner – Lauwarm Instrumentals (Sulphur)
  • Technical Itch – Diagnostics (Moving Shadow)
Johannes Maria Staud b.1974

Johannes Maria Staud b.1974

Aug

3

  • Leroy Vinnegar (71) dies in Portland, OR following a heart attack

17

  • David Matthews’s Symphony No.5 op.78 premiered in London

21

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 premiered in Tampere, Finland

24

  • Alexandre Lagoya (70) dies in Paris

25

  • Spiegle Willcox (96) dies in Cortland, NY

28

  • Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 (Choral) premiered in Salzburg
  • Travis have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with The Man Who

releases

  • Arab Strap – Cherubs EP (Go Beat)
  • Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu (XL)
  • Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be (Freestyle Dust)
  • Doves – Here it Comes (Casino)
  • Tindersticks – Can We Start Again? (Island)
  • Underworld – King of Snake (V2)
  • Bardo Pond – Set and Setting (Matador)
  • East River Pipe – The Gasoline Age (Merge)
  • Guided By Voices – Do the Collapse (TVT)
  • Alison Krauss – Forget About It (Rounder)
  • Melvins – The Bootlicker (Ipecac)
  • Mouse on Mars – Niun Niggung (Domino)
  • Public Enemy – There’s a Poison Goin’ On (PIAS)
  • Superchunk – Come Pick Me Up (Merge)
  • Richard Thompson – Mock Tudor (Capitol)
Bardo Pond

Bardo Pond

Sep

4

  • Julian Anderson’s Etude No.4 for piano premiered in Kununurra, Western Australia

5

  • James MacMillan’s Quickening for choir and orchestra premiered in London

6

  • Arnold Fishkind (80) dies in Palm Desert, CA

8

  • Moondog (83) dies in Münster, Germany

9

  • David Lang’s Sweet Air for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello premiered in Turin

16

  • Elliott Carter’s opera What next? premiered in Berlin, lib. P. Griffiths
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Violin Concerto premiered in Frankfurt

17

  • Moritz Eggert’s opera The Trap premiered in Prague

18

  • The Dixie Chicks have the Billboard number one album for the first of two weeks with Fly
  • TLC have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Unpretty

23

  • John Casken’s The Haunting Bough for piano premiered in London
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s My Country Childhood for string orchestra premiered in Adelaide

29

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s In doppelter Tiefe for two voices and orchestra, text Marinus van der Lubbe, premiered in Berlin

releases

  • Disco Inferno – Mixing It EP (Tugboat)
  • Leftfield – Afrika Shox / Phat Planet (Hard Hands)
  • Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Heavenly)
  • Pet Shop Boys – New York City Boy (Parlophone)
  • Sigur Rós – Svefn-g-englar (Fat Cat)
  • Supergrass – Moving (Parlophone)
  • Aim – Coldwater Music (Grand Central)
  • Air – Premiers Symptomes (Virgin)
  • Tori Amos – To Venus and Back (Atlantic)
  • Arab Strap – Elephant Shoe (Go Discs)
  • Terry Callier – Lifetime (Talkin’ Loud)
  • Everything but the Girl – Temperamental (Virgin)
  • Hybrid – Wide Angle (Distinctive)
  • Richard H Kirk – Darkness at Noon (Touch)
  • Mark Lanegan – I’ll Take Care of You (Sub Pop)
  • Leftfield – Rhythm & Stealth (Hard Hands)
  • Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs (Merge)
  • Method Man & Redman – Blackout! (Def Jam)
  • Omni Trio – Byte Size Life (Moving Shadow)
  • Royal Trux – Veterans of Disorder (Drag City)
  • Nitin Sawhney –  Beyond Skin (Outcaste)
  • Luke Slater – Wireless (Novamute)
  • Stereolab – Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (Duophonic)
  • Tindersticks – Simple Pleasure (Island)
  • Walkabouts – Trail of Stars (Glitterhouse)
  • Susumu Yokota – Image 1983-1998 (Leaf)
Mark Lanegan b.1964

Mark Lanegan b.1964

Oct

2

  • Leftfield have the UK number one album for one week with Rhythm and Stealth

4

  • Art Farmer (71) dies in New York following a heart attack

6

  • Amália Rodrigues (79) dies in Lisbon

9

  • Milt Jackson (76) dies in New York of liver cancer
  • Nine Inch Nails have the Billboard number one album for one week with The Fragile

10

  • George Forrest (84) dies in Miami

13

  • Detlev Glanert’s opera Joseph Süß, lib. Werner Fritsch and Uta Ackermann, premiered in Bremen

14

  • Diethard Hellmann (70) dies in Oberhaching, Germany

15

  • Terry Gilkyson (83) dies in Austin, TX

16

  • Ella Mae Morse (75) dies in Bullhead City, AZ of cancer
  • Kalevi Aho’s Ballade for Flute, Bassoon, Violoncello and Piano premiered in Forssa, Finland

18

  • Tony Crombie (74) dies in London

20

  • Helmut Lachenmann’s NUN for flute, trombone, orchestra and men’s voices premiered in Cologne

21

  • LaMont Johnson (58) dies in Austin, TX of heart failure

22

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Gondwanaland for string orchestra premiered in Malvern, Worcestershire

23

  • Santana have the Billboard number one single for the first of twelve weeks with Smooth

26

  • Hoyt Axton (61) dies in Victor, MT following a heart attack
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Exodus for orchestra premiered in Birmingham

30

  • Santana have the Billboard number one album for the first of three weeks with Supernatural

31

  • Howard Ferguson (91) dies in Cambridge

releases

  • Blackalicious – A2G EP (Quannum)
  • Chemical Brothers – Out of Control (Virgin)
  • Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Mute)
  • Mogwai EP (Chemikal Underground)
  • Pavement – Major Leagues EP (Matador)
  • BT – Movement in Still Life (Headspace)
  • Cinematic Orchestra – Motion (Ninja Tune)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – Airs (Road Cone)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations Vol. 1-9 1979-1980 (Ecstatic Peace)
  • Faze Action – Moving Cities (Nuphonic)
  • Foul Play Productions – Field of Action (Partisan)
  • Ken Ishii – Sleeping Madness (R&S)
  • Kid606 – Down With the Scene (Ipecac)
  • Kojak – Crime in the City (Prozak Trax)
  • Krust – Coded Language (Talkin’ Loud)
  • Layo & Bushwacka! – Low Life (End)
  • Pharoahe Monch – Internal Affairs (Rawkus)
  • Mos Def – Black on Both Sides (Rawkus)
  • Muse – Showbiz (Mushroom)
  • Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile (Island)
  • Opeth – Still Life (Peaceville)
  • Brendan Perry – Eye of the Hunter (4AD)
  • Pet Shop Boys – Nightlife (Parlophone)
  • Porter Ricks / Techno Animal – Symbiotics (Mille Plateaux)
  • Richmond Fontaine – Lost Son (Cavity Search)
  • Tomasz Stanko – From the Green Hill (ECM)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Helikopter-Quartett (Montaigne)
  • David Sylvian – Approaching Silence (Venture)
  • Scott Walker – Pola X (Barclay) Film soundtrack
  • Susumu Yokota – Sakura (Leaf)
Amália Rodrigues 1920-99

Amália Rodrigues 1920-99

Nov

2

  • Mitar Subotić (38) dies in a fire at his studio in São Paulo

7

  • Unsuk Chin’s Miroirs des temps for voices and orchestra premiered in London

8

  • Lester Bowie (68) dies in Brooklyn, NY of liver cancer
  • Anthony Payne’s From the Woodlanders pfor voice, two clarinets, violin and cello premiered in Keele, Staffordshire

9

  • Herb Abramson (82) dies in Henderson, NV

11

  • Thomas Adès’s America for mezzo-soprano and orchestra premiered in New York

12

  • Gaby Casadesus (98) dies in Paris
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Musik für Klarinette und Orchester – Über die Linie II premiered in Munich

13

  • Donald Mills (84) dies in Los Angeles of pneumonia

18

  • Paul Bowles (88) dies in Tangier, Morocco of heart failure
  • David Lang’s Grind to a Halt for orchestra premiered in Huddersfield
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Trigon for voice and orchestra, text Homer, premiered in Paris

19

  • Arvo Pärt’s Cantique des degrés for choir and orchestra premiered in Monte Carlo

20

  • Rage Against the Machine have the Billboard number one album for one week with The Battle of Los Angeles

21

  • Kalevi Aho’s Tristia: Fantasy for symphonic band premiered in Helsinki

24

  • Julian Anderson’s O Sing unto the Lord for chorus premiered in London

27

  • I-Roy (55) dies in Spanish Town, Jamaica of heart failure
  • Wamdue Project have the UK number one single for one week with King of My Castle

releases

  • Ballboy – Silver Suits for Astronauts EP (SL)
  • Blur – No Distance Left to Run (Food)
  • Capone – Tudor Rose / Submerge (Hard Leaders)
  • Death in Vegas – Aisha (Concrete)
  • Flaming Lips – Waiting for Superman (Warner Bros)
  • Gomez – We Haven’t Turned Around (Hut)
  • Lambchop – Up With People (City Slang)
  • Underworld – Bruce Lee (V2)
  • Beck – Midnite Vultures (Geffen)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors – In Twilight (Alien8)
  • Death Ambient – Synaesthesia (Tzadik)
  • Dr Dre – 2001 (Aftermath)
  • Drexciya – Neptune’s Lair (Tresor)
  • Flying Saucer Attack – Mirror (Heartbeat)
  • Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left to Lose (RCA)
  • Papa M – Live from a Shark Cage (Drag City)
  • Rage Against the Machine – The Battle of Los Angeles (Epic)
  • Rakim – The Master (Universal)
  • Sonic Youth – Goodbye 20th Century (SYR)
  • Squarepusher – Selection Sixteen (Warp )
  • Suba ‎– São Paulo Confessions (Ziriguiboom)
  • Emiliana Torrini – Love in the Time of Science (One Little Indian)
Dr Dre aka Andre Young b.1965

Dr Dre aka Andre Young b.1965

Dec

1

  • Gavin Bryars’s The Porazzi Fragment for twenty-one strings premiered in Canterbury

2

  • Charlie Byrd (74) dies in Annapolis, MD of cancer
  • James MacMillan’s Symphony No. 2 premiered in Ayr

4

  • Edward Vesala (54) dies in Yläne, Finland of heart failure

7

  • Kenny Baker (78) dies in London from a viral infection
  • Luciano Berio’s SOLO for trombone and orchestra premiered in Zürich

8

  • Colin Matthews’s Unfolded Order for orchestra premiered in London

10

  • Rick Danko (56) dies in Marbletown, NY following a heart attack
  • Thea Musgrave’s Celebration Day for chorus and orchestra premiered in Madison, WN

11

  • Charles Earland (58) dies in Kansas City, MO of heart failure

12

  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s About Time for small orchestra of period instruments premiered in Ely

17

  • Grover Washington Jr. (56) dies in New York following a heart attack

18

  • Joe Higgs (59) dies in Los Angeles of cancer

20

  • Hank Snow (85) dies in Madison, TN
  • John Harbison’s opera The Great Gatsby premiered in New York

23

  • Marcel Landowski (84) dies in Paris

26

  • Curtis Mayfield (57) dies in Roswell, GA of diabetes

30

  • George Harrison is stabbed in the chest by an intruder in his home. His wife Olivia also suffers minor injuries

31

  • Kurt Schwertsik’s Schrumpf-Symphonie for orchestra premiered in Salzburg

releases

  • Beastie Boys – Alive (Capitol)
  • Kraftwerk – EXPO 2000 (EMI)
  • Leftfield – Dusted (Hard Hands)
  • William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio for Strings (WEA)
  • Blackalicious – Nia (Mo Wax)
  • Boredoms – Vision Creation Newsun (WEA)
  • Loren Mazzacane Connors & Jim O’Rourke – In Bern (Hat Hut)
  • Fennesz – +47° 56′ 37” -16°51’08” (Touch)
  • General Magic – Rechenkönig (Mego)
  • Icebreaker International – Distant Early Warning (Aesthetics)
  • Mika Vainio – Ydin (Wavetrap)
Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun (WEA)

Boredoms – Vision Creation Newsun (WEA)

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