Holland mourns a popular baritone

Lieuwe Visser, who has died at 74, was a stalwart of the Holland Festival from 1966 in numerous premieres by Dutch composers. He worked closely in a wide range of roles with Gustav Leonhardt, Edo de Waart, Reinbert de Leeuw, Bernard Haitink, Bruno Maderna and Ricardo Muti. He sang with Joseph Malovany on the premiere recording of Noam Sherriff’s Mechaye Hameitim.

A popular figure, Visser taught at the Maastricht conservatory and chaired the Dutch Foundation for the Arts.

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