Two musical losses

Two musical losses


norman lebrecht

July 06, 2011

The composer Malcolm Forsyth has died in Edmonton, aged 74. A South African, he emigrated in 1968 and enjoyed considerable success in Canada. His daughter, Amanda, principal cellist in the National Arts Centre Orchestra, is married to its conductor, Pinchas Zukerman.


#Malcolm Forsyth received the Order of Canada from former governor general Adrienne Clarkson in 2003. The South African-born, Canadian composer died on Tuesday at the age of 74.

The light tenor Gerhard Unger has died in Stuttgart, aged 94. A Bayreuth stalwart in Die Meistersinger, he appeared at La Scala, Salzburg and the Met.



  • Dr.Hafner says:

    Gerhard Unger war ein wunderbarer Sänger. Unvergessen bleibt mir eine Siegfried-Aufführung 1983 in München, bei der als als Mime Rene Kollo als Siegfried glatt an die Wand sang..