Death of trailblazing US agent, 92main
We have been informed of the death of Douglas Schwalbe, founder of the agency that bore his name and one of the first to import early-music revolutionaries from Europe to the US.
Among them were the Academy of Ancient Music with Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington’s Beethoven Experience, Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert, The Consort of Music, and many more.
He was particularly close to the soprano Emma Kirkby and the conductor Nicholas McGegan.
Doug retired in 2014.