Death of one of Lenny’s pals, 95

Death of one of Lenny’s pals, 95


norman lebrecht

April 12, 2020

The Chilean-born composer Claudio Spies died in Sonoma, California, on April 2 at a great age.

He was professor of music emeritus at Princeton University.

In this Library of Congress picture from Tanglewood 1946, he is seen at the left in a group with Lukas Foss, Harold Shapero, Esther Geller, Verna Fine, Irving Fine, and Leonard Bernstein.



  • David Derrick says:

    Spies is not visible here. There is an uncropped version of this photo at Library of Congress.