Son of Igor Kipnis dies in heatwave

The death is reported of Jeremy Kipnis, son of the popular US harpsichord and conductor Igor Kipnis, and grandson of the Metropolitan Opera bass, Alexander Kipnis.

Jeremy, a recording engineer and online producer, was 54.

He was out swimming in Lake Carmel when he suffered an apparent heart attack despite being in peak physical condition. Medical advisors say the extreme heat may have been a contributory factor.

Our condolences to the family.

 

 

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  • So sad.

    He was not a television producer.

    He was a high end home theater designer. Also a classical record producer, who founded in the 1990s a boutique audiophile classical label, Epiphany Recordings.

    My condolences to his wife. I knew his remarkable father, who spoke proudly about Jeremy.

  • Climatist propaganda in the headline. Unfortunately he had a head attack despite being in peak condition. This happens all the time and the heat has nothing to do with that. What kind of info is this in a classical music blog?

    • “Climatist propaganda in the headline.”

      False. It simply states that Jeremy Kipnis died in a heat wave.

      “Unfortunately he had a head [sic] attack despite being in peak condition. This happens all the time and the heat has nothing to do with that.”

      You don’t know what you’re talking about, Patrick. Excessive heat is a risk factor for all kinds of exercise, as well as for cardiovascular disease, even for a man like Mr. Kipnis who’d recently had a clean physical. As for the epidemiology of CVD amidst rising world temperatures, an emerging line of research is alarming (see, for example https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190312123645.htm).

      “What kind of info is this in a classical music blog?”

      Pertinent. Mr. Kipnis was the son and grandson of musicians known and appreciated by many of SD’s readers; and he himself had been a classical music producer.

      A last note: one encounters more than a few disagreeable comments and commenters on these pages. Your ideology-driven rant rivals the worst, Patrick – ironically, for its coldness.

  • When grandchildren of those we’ve known grow old or depart, it gives pause. Christoph von Dohnanyi is another example. Igor Kipnis was a fine fortepiano and harpsichord player. His father Alexander Kipnis was the best Boris Godunov I’ve ever heard.

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