Friday, March 03, 2017

Ripped in February

A selected overview of culture stars relevant to my own tastes who passed away this month. Rest in peace. Image created via Photofunia.

Gervase de Peyer (90), British clarinettist. He played the first performance of many modern clarinet concertos, including those by Mathias and Maconchy. Several of his CD's are in our classical music collection.
Timothy Behrens (79), British painter. Member of a group of British artists, including Freud and Bacon, who often worked together.
Dick Bruna (89), Dutch author and illustrator. Best known internationally for the Miffy (Nijntje) children's books, but I'll remember him for his iconic minimalist book covers in the Dutch series De Schaduw (by Havank).
Peter Skellern (69), British singer/songwriter. His ballad You're a lady is on our car USB MP3 stick.
Alan Aldridge (73), British illustrator. His work graced many SF books and album covers. His work was also used in the famous video clip for Roger Glover's Love is all.
Stanisław Skrowaczewski (93), Polish-American classical conductor and composer. We have some of his CD's, including the two early Bruckner symphonies ("0" and "00").