Sad news: Sudden death of label founder, 63,

Sad news: Sudden death of label founder, 63,


norman lebrecht

August 11, 2017

The contemporary music label Kairos has posted the following notice:

Peter Oswald, founder of our label KAIROS, died on 3 August 2017. His love for new music, his enthusiasm for young composers and his belief in the power of the arts will be an ongoing inspiration for our future work for KAIROS.

Ostwald died during the night. He founded KAIROS in 1999 with Barbara Fränzen, his wife. The produced recordings by living, modernist composers, among them Furrer, Scelsi, Lachenmann, Saariaho, Olga Neuwirth and Rebecca Saunders.




  • Olassus says:

    Messiaen fans: a wonderful disc on this Kairos label has the Vienna Philharmonic playing Éclairs, Ingo Metzmacher conducting.

  • Nick Morgan says:

    Sad news. KAIROS is a wonderful label. RIP.