Sadness: Milein is gonemain
We have been informed that the artist Milein Cosman died earlier this week, at home in London, at the age of 96.
She was a constant presence in London concert halls for seven decades, sketching in rehearsal, observing closely in performance, summarising shrewdly at the post-gig party.
As wife and widow of the musical savant Hans Keller, Milein knew every maestro from Stravinsky to Salonen and saw far beyond the official facade.
Like Hans, she never uttered a false opinion or a second-hand thought.