2009

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Jan

6

  • Ron Asheton (60) dies of a heart attack

10

  • Arvo Pärt’s Symphony no.4 “Los Angeles” premiered in Los Angeles

16

  • Boy George sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort
  • David Sawer’s opera Skin Deep premiered in Leeds, lib. Armando Ianucci

17

  • Gordon “Whitey” Mitchell (76) dies

18

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s String Quartet no.11 premiered in Essen

20

  • David Newman (75) dies of pancreatic cancer

23

  • George Perle (93) dies

24

  • Leonard Gaskin (88) dies

29

  • Hank Crawford (74) dies following a stroke
  • John Martyn (60) dies of pneumonia
  • John Adams’s String Quartet premiered in New York

31

  • Dewey Martin (68) dies
  • Erland von Koch (98) dies

releases

  • Dälek – Gutter Tactics (Ipecac)

Feb

1

  • Lukas Foss (86) dies of a heart attack

4

  • Lux Interior (62) dies of heart failure

7

  • Blossom Dearie (84) dies

8

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s Song of the Yarra premiered in Melbourne
  • 51st Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles

9

  • Orlando “Cachaito” López (76) dies following prostate surgery.
  • Patrick Nunn’s Angelus premiered in London

11

  • Estelle Bennett (67) dies of colon cancer

12

  • Moritz Eggert’s Industrial premiered in Stuttgart

14

  • Louie Bellson (84) dies of complications following a broken hip

15

  • Joe Cuba (77) dies

18

  • Snooks Eaglin (73) dies of a heart attack

25

  • Randall Bewley (53) dies of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident following a heart attack
  • Ian Carr (75) dies following a stroke

27

  • Arvo Pärt’s Sei gelobt, du Baum premiered in Willisau, Czech Republic

28

  • Philip Glass’s Sonata for violin and piano premiered in Harrisburg, PA

Mar

5

  • Julian Anderson’s Prayer for viola premiered in London

6

  • Henri Pousseur (79) dies
  • Luke Bedford’s By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold premiered in Berlin

10

  • Gavin Bryars’s Old man and sea for tenor and harp premiered in Edinburgh

13

  • Anne Brown (96) dies

16

  • Jack Lawrence (96) dies

18

  • Eddie Bo (79) dies of a heart attack

24

  • Uriel Jones (74) dies of a heart attack

25

  • Tito Alberti (85) dies of kidney disease

26

  • Thomas Larcher’s Concerto for violin and orchestra premiered in Vienna

29

  • Maurice Jarre (84) dies of cancer

releases

  • Richard Barrett / Elision Ensemble – Negatives (NMC UK)

Apr

2

  • Bud Shank (82) dies of a pulmonary embolism

8

  • Herbie Lovelle (84) dies

9

  • Randy Cain (63) dies
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto premiered in Los Angeles

10

  • Richard Arnell (91) dies

12

  • Zeke Zarchy (93) dies of pneumonia

13

  • Pee Wee Moore (81) dies
  • Phil Spector convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson. He is sentenced to 19 years

28

  • James MacMillan’s Who are these angels? for male vocal quintet and string quartet premiered in Rotterdam

30

  • Jalil Zaland (c.64) dies

May

2

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s dramatic monologue Proserpina premiered in Schwetzingen, lib. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3

  • John Harbison’s Mary Lou (Four Symphonic Memories of Mary Lou Williams) premiered in Pittsburgh
  • Patrick Nunn’s …of bones and muscle premiered in London

10

  • Moritz Eggert’s opera Linkerhand premiered in Hoyerswerda, Germany

14

  • Buddy Montgomery (79) dies of a heart attack

17

  • James MacMillan’s Jubilate Deo for choir and organ premiered in Wells, Somerset

19

  • Nicholas Maw (73) dies of heart failure

21

  • James MacMillan’s Benedictus Deus for choir & Summae Trinitati for S.A.T.B. choir, brass septet, timpani and organ premiered in London

23

  • Gavin Bryars’s St. Brendan arrives at the Promised Land of the Saints premiered in Oakham, Rutland

24

  • Jay Bennett (45) dies of a drug overdose

27

  • John Casken’s Amethyst Deceiver premiered in Manchester

29

  • Robert Theodore Anderson (74) dies

releases

  • Cluster – Qua (Nepenthe) recorded 11/08

Jun

3

  • Koko Taylor (80) dies following gastric surgery

4

  • Luke Bedford’s Self-Assembly Composition No. 1 premiered in London

7

  • Hugh Hopper (64) dies of leukaemia

10

  • Huey Long (105) dies

17

  • David Matthews’s String Quartet No.11 op.108 premiered in London

18

  • Ali Akbar Khan (87) dies of renal failure
  • Thomas Larcher’s L’homme au chapeau mou premiered in Munich
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 7 “Pietas” premiered in Frankfurt

21

  • John Dawson (64) dies of stomach cancer

24

  • (to 28th) The 2009 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Spinal Tap, Blur, Tom Jones, The Prodigy, Baaba Maal, Lonnie Liston Smith and The Gaslight Anthem

25

  • Michael Jackson (50) dies of a heart attack
  • Sky Saxon (71) dies of heart and kidney failure

Jul

4

  • Allen Klein (77) dies of alzheimer’s disease

7

  • Kalevi Aho’s String Quintet “Hommage á Schubert” premiered in Dragsfjärd, Finland

18

  • John Casken’s Sacrificium premiered in St Albans, Herts

24

  • Friedrich Goldmann (68) dies

27

  • George Russell (86) dies of Alzheimer’s disease

28

  • Peter Tahourdin (80) dies

Aug

2

  • Billy Lee Riley (75) dies of colon cancer

7

  • Mike Seeger (75) dies of cancer

12

  • Rashied Ali (76) dies following a heart attack

13

  • Les Paul (94) dies of pneumonia
  • Unsuk Chin’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra premiered in London

14

  • Laurence Lucie (101) dies

15

  • Jim Dickinson (67) dies following triple heart bypass surgery

21

  • Johnny Carter (75) dies

23

  • Moritz Eggert’s Illumination premiered in Berlin

26

  • Ellie Greenwich (68) dies of a heart attack

28

  • Unsuk Chin’s Šu for Chinese sheng and orchestra premiered in Tokyo

29

  • Chris Connor (82) dies of cancer
  • James MacMillan’s Miserere for choir premiered in Antwerp

Sep

4

  • Moritz Eggert’s Number Nine VIII: Temporal Work premiered in Bonn

8

  • Julian Anderson’s The Comedy of Change for chamber orchestra premiered in Amsterdam

16

  • Mary Travers (72) dies of complications following chemotherapy

20

  • Philip Glass’s opera Kepler premiered in Linz

25

  • Kalevi Aho’s Concerto for Saxophone quartet and Orchestra: Kellot (Bells) premiered in Brandenburg, Germany

30

  • Marie Knight (84) dies of pneumonia
  • Colin Matthews’s Violin Concerto premiered in Birmingham

Oct

3

  • Robert Kirby (61) dies during an operation
  • Gavin Bryars’s Four Songs from Northern Seas premiered in Leeds

7

  • Shelby Singleton (77) dies of brain cancer

9

  • Unsuk Chin’s Gougalon for ensemble premiered in Berlin

10

  • Sonny Bradshaw (83) dies following a stroke
  • Kurt Schwertsik’s Kafka Amerika premiered in Linz, Austria

12

  • Dickie Peterson (63) dies

13

  • Al Martino (82) dies

16

  • Richard Danielpour’s A Woman’s Life for soprano & orchestra premiered in Pittsburgh

22

  • Maryanne Amacher (66) dies

24

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Percussion Concerto “Incantations” premiered in London

releases

  • Furt – Sense (PSI UK) recorded 2/8/08 & 16/1/09. Paul Obermayer, Richard Barrett
  • Phill Niblock – Touch Strings (Touch) recorded 4/07, 5/08, 9/08

Nov

1

  • Luke Bedford’s Più Mosso premiered in Birmingham

11

  • Derek B (44) dies of a heart attack

12

  • Colin Matthews’s Nicht zu Schnell premiered in Amsterdam

14

  • David Sawer’s ballet Rumpelstiltskin premiered in Birmingham

15

  • Arthur Butterworth’s Symphony No.6 op.124 premiered in St Petersburg

19

  • Julian Anderson’s Fantasias for orchestra premiered in Cleveland

21

  • Ramnad Raghavan (82) dies
  • James Clarke’s String Quartet No.2 premiered in Huddersfield, Yorks

23

  • Richard Meale (77) dies

27

  • Bess Lomax Hawes (88) dies following a stroke
  • Tansy Davies’s Rift premiered in Watford, Herts

Dec

4

  • Liam Clancy (74) dies of pulmonary fibrosis

5

  • Jack Rose (38) dies of a heart attack

9

  • Philip Glass’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2 “The American Four Seasons” premiered in Toronto

13

  • Joe Castro (82) dies

15

  • Moritz Eggert’s Tetragrammaton premiered in Stuttgart

18

  • Oskar Danon (96) dies

25

  • Vic Chesnutt (45) commits suicide by taking an overdose of muscle relaxants

30

  • Rowland Howard (56) dies of liver cancer

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