Death of Baroque maestro, aged 56

Brazilian media are reporting the untimely death yesterday of Nicolau de Figueiredo, conductor, harpsichordist, professor and all-round baroque enthusiast. No cause of death has been given.

UPDATE: A heart condition has been reported.

A student of Kenneth Gilbert, Gustav Leonhardt and Scott Ross, Nicolau worked with leading European ensembles, including Europa Galante, the OAE and Concerto Köln.

He made numerous recordings.

Nicolau de Figueredo

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  • This is a huge loss. I know him for his wonderfully virtuosic and imaginative continuos in the Rene Jacobs’ Mozart opera recordings of Nozze and Cosi, to which he brought wit, life, intelligence and irreverence in spectacular succession.

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