Swiss mourn their foremost musical influence, 92main
The death is reported of Klaus Huber, an immensely influential composer and teacher whose Basle students included Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Rihm and Kaija Saariaho. He was 92.
A frontrunner in the European avant-garde, Huber was published by Ricordi and collected by Paul Sacher. No single work stands out as a path-breaker but the totlity of hos outputn sits at the heart of the modernist project.