2010

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Jan

5

  • Willie Mitchell (81) dies

11

  • George Garanian (75) dies of a heart attack
  • Mick Green (65) dies

12

  • Yabby You (63) dies of a brain aneurysm

13

  • Teddy Pendergrass (59) dies of colon cancer
  • Ed Thigpen (79) dies

14

  • Bobby Charles (71) dies

16

  • Kurt Schwertsik’s Nachtmusiken premiered in Manchester

18

  • Kate McGarrigle (63) dies of clear cell sarcoma

23

  • Earl Wild (94) dies of heart disease

28

  • Colin Matthews’s Crossing the Alps premiered in Manchester

31

  • Jürg Baur (91) dies
  • 52nd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles

releases

  • Richard Barrett – Adrift (PSI UK)
  • Four Tet – There Is Love In You (Domino UK)
  • Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit (Ninja Tune UK)
  • RJD2 – The Colossus (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
  • These New Puritans – Hidden (Domino UK)
  • Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)

Feb

 

4

  • Helen Tobias-Duesberg (90) dies in Savannah, GA

6

  • Johnny Dankworth (82) dies
  • Ernest van der Eyken (96) dies

13

  • Dale Hawkins (73) dies of colon cancer
  • Jamil Nasser (77) dies

15

  • Art Van Damme (89) dies

17

  • James MacMillan’s motet Qui meditabitur for choir premiered in Glasgow

18

  • Ariel Ramírez (88) dies of pneumonia

22

  • Thea Musgrave’s Sunrise premiered in New York

releases

  • Autechre – Oversteps (Warp UK)
  • BT – These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk)
  • Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave (American) recorded 5-9/2003
  • Massive Attack – Heligoland (Virgin)
  • Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me (Drag City)
  • Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL)

Mar

1

  • Kaija Saariaho’s opera Émilie, lib. Amin Maalouf, premiered in Paris

4

  • David Blake’s opera Scoring a Century, lib. Keith Warner, premiered in Birmingham
  • Moritz Eggert’s opera Bordello Ballad premiered in Dessau, Germany

6

  • Mark Linkous (47) commits suicide

7

  • Michael Giacchino’s music for Pete Docter’s film Up wins the best original score Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards

10

  • Peter Van Wood (82) dies in Rome
  • George Webb (92) dies

12

  • Brett Dean’s opera Bliss premiered in Sydney

13

  • Bob Chilcott’s Requiem for choir premiered in Oxford

16

  • Herb Cohen (76) dies

17

  • Alex Chilton (59) dies of a heart attack
  • Charlie Gillett (68) dies from Churg–Strauss syndrome

23

  • Marva Wright (62) dies following a stroke

28

  • Herb Ellis (88) dies

30

  • John Bunch (88) dies of melanoma

31

  • James MacMillan’s Etwas zurückhaltend for string quartet premiered in Edinburgh

releases

  • Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (Parlophone)

Apr

1

  • David Lang’s Darker for twelve strings premiered in Bruges

2

  • Mike Zwerin (79) dies in Paris

3

  • Dušan Radić (80) dies in Belgrade

7

  • Eddie Johnson (89) dies

8

  • Malcolm McLaren (64) dies of cancer
  • John Harbison’s Double Concerto premiered in Boston

11

  • Julia Tsenova (61) dies of cancer

13

  • Steve Reid (66) dies of throat cancer

19

  • Guru aka Keith Elam (43) dies of cancer, two months after going into a coma following a heart attack

22

  • Philip Glass’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello premiered in The Hague

24

  • David Matthews’s Symphony No.7 op.109 premiered in Manchester

25

  • Susan Reed (84) dies

29

  • Johannes G. Fritsch (68) dies

30

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Symphony No. 8 premiered in Glasgow

releases

  • Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep (Nonesuch)
  • Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks (679 UK)

May

3

  • Oliver Knussen’s Ophelia’s Last Dance for piano premiered in Kalamazoo, MI

5

  • Giulietta Simionato (99) dies in Rome

8

  • Daron Hagen’s opera Amelia, lib. Gardner McFall, premiered in Seattle
  • David Lang’s World to Come for cello and orchestra premiered in Umea, Sweden

9

  • Lena Horne (92) dies

12

  • James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto premiered in London

15

  • Patrick Nunn’s Isochronous premiered in Canterbury

16

  • Ronnie James Dio (67) dies of stomach cancer
  • Hank Jones (91) dies
  • Dominick Argento’s The Choir Invisible premiered in Washington, DC

19

  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s Traumbilder [Dream pictures] for chamber ensemble premiered in Dortmund

25

  • Robert Muczynski (81) dies

28

  • David Sanger (63) hangs himself in Embleton, Cumbria three days after being charged with indecent assault on a minor

30

  • James MacMillan’s motet Benedicimus Deum caeli for choir premiered in Glasgow

releases

  • Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)
  • Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (Warp)
  • National – High Violet (4AD)

Jun

5

  • Arne Nordheim (78) dies

6

  • Jack Beeson (88) dies
  • Marvin Isley (56) dies following complications of diabetes
  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Organ Symphony No.2 premiered in Glasgow

13

  • Jimmy Dean (81) dies in Varina, VA

16

  • Bill Dixon (84) dies
  • Gary Shider (56) dies of cancer

23

  • Pete Quaife (66) dies of kidney failure
  • (to 27th) The 2010 Glastonbury Festival is held at Worthy Farm, Somerset featuring Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Stevie Wonder, Flaming Lips, Orbital, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and Gang Of Four

24

  • Fred Anderson (81) dies following a heart attack

25

  • Luke Bedford’s Of the Air for string quartet premiered in London

26

  • Benny Powell (80) dies following back surgery

29

  • Julian Anderson’s Bell mass for choir and organ premiered in London

Jul

5

  • David Fanshawe (68) dies following a stroke

6

  • Harvey Fuqua (80) dies of a heart attack

8

  • James MacMillan’s Tota pulchra es for choir and organ premiered in Washington, DC

10

  • Sugar Minott (54) dies from a heart condition
  • Moritz Eggert’s Breaking The Waves premiered in St John’s, Newfoundland

12

  • Tuli Kupferberg (86) dies of kidney failure

14

  • Charles Mackerras (84) dies of cancer

15

  • Hank Cochran (74) dies of cancer

22

  • Phillip Walker (73) dies of heart failure

23

  • Willem Breuker (65) dies in Amsterdam of lung cancer

26

  • Ben Keith (73) dies from a blood clot on the lung

27

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Dionysos – Eine Opernphantasie nach Texten von Friedrich Nietzsche premiered in Salzburg, lib. Friedrich Nietzsche

28

  • Jan Müller-Wieland’s opera Der kleine Ring [the little ring], lib. Birgit Müller-Wieland, premiered in Regensburg, Germany

30

  • Otto Joachim (99) dies

31

  • Mitch Miller (99) dies

Aug

5

  • Nic Jones plays live for the first time since his car accident of 28 Feb 1982 at a tribute event in Sidmouth, Devon

6

  • Phelps ‘Catfish’ Collins (66) dies of cancer

11

  • David Matthews’s Piano Concerto op.111 premiered in Dartington, Devon

12

  • Richie Hayward (64) dies of complications of lung disease

14

  • Herman Leonard (87) dies in Los Angeles
  • Abbey Lincoln (80) dies
  • Tarik O’Regan’s Latent Manifest premiered in London

15

  • Ahmad Alaadeen (76) dies of bladder cancer

releases

  • James Blackshaw – All Is Falling (Young God)
  • El-P – We Are All Going To Burn In Hell (Gold Dust Media)
  • Mogwai – Special Moves (Rock Action UK)
  • Skream – Outside the Box (Tempa UK)

Sep

2

  • Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Synergie for violin and cello premiered in Chambéry, France

3

  • Noah Howard (67) dies

5

  • David Matthews’s Dark Pastoral op.112 premiered in London

8

  • Irwin Silber (85) dies of alzheimer’s disease
  • Tansy Davies’s Wild Card premiered in London

18

  • James MacMillan’s Tu es Petrus for choir, brass ensemble, percussion and organ premiered in London

19

  • Buddy Collette (89) dies

21

  • Geoffrey Burgon (69) dies

22

  • Eddie Fisher (82) dies in Berkeley, CA of complications following hip surgery

25

  • Michael Obst’s opera Die andere Seite [the other side], lib. Hermann Schneider after Alfred Kubin, premiered in Würzburg, Germany

27

  • Buddy Morrow (91) dies
  • Ed Wiley, Jr. (80) dies following a fall

releases

  • Rhys Chatham – A Crimson Grail (Nonesuch)
  • Diskjokke – En Fin Tid (Smalltown Supersound Norway)
  • Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom – Duppy Writer (Big Dada UK)
  • Royksopp – Senior (Wall of Sound UK)
  • Underworld – Barking (Cooking Vinyl UK)

Oct

9

  • Detlev Glanert’s opera Das Holzschiff, lib. Christoph Klimke after Jahnn, premiered in Nuremberg

10

  • Solomon Burke (70) dies of a heart attack
  • Joan Sutherland (83) dies

13

  • General Johnson (67) dies of lung cancer

15

  • Vera Rózsa (93) dies
  • James MacMillan’s Oboe Concerto premiered in Birmingham

18

  • Marion Brown (79) dies

20

  • Ari Up (48) dies of cancer

25

  • Gregory Isaacs (59) dies of lung cancer

29

  • Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology premiered in Vienna

30

  • Daron Hagen’s opera New York Stories, lib. Hagen and Barbara Grecki, premiered in Louisville, KY

Nov

2

  • Rudolf Barshai (86) dies in Basel, Switzerland

3

  • Jerry Bock (81) dies in Mount kisco, NY of heart failure

4

  • Ian Cugley (65) dies following a heart attack

6

  • Johannes Maria Staud’s Contrebande (On Comparative Meteorology II) premiered in Paris

12

  • Henryk Gorecki (76) dies following a lung infection

14

  • Tansy Davies’s As with Voices and with Tears premiered in Portsmouth

21

  • Almeida Prado (67) dies

24

  • Tarik O’Regan’s Acallam na Senórach premiered in Dublin

25

  • Peter Christopherson (55) dies

27

  • David Lang’s I Never for chorus premiered in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

30

  • Monty Sunshine (82) dies in London

Dec

9

  • James Moody (85) dies of pancreatic cancer

17

  • Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet (69) dies of multiple sclerosis

20

  • John Alldis (81) dies

24

  • Eino Tamberg (80) dies in Tallinn, Estonia

28

  • Billy Taylor (89) dies
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3 responses to “2010

  1. Paul. Kelly just came back from coop and told me bout your sight. I ask the following. Alan , how worthy for his contribution. Though. Not a musician his recordings had as great an influence on 20th cent as anyone ? What say you?

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