Sudden death of a major player in modernism

We have received news of the death of Armin Köhler, director of the Donaueschinger music festival since 1992 and, in parallel, head of new music, jazz and artistic affairs at SWR. He was responsible for the premiere of 400 new scores, among them works by Boulez, Ligeti, Lachenmann, Schnebel and Kagel.

Armin was just 62.

Armin Köhler

First obit here (auf Deutsch).

 

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