Death of Monteverdi pioneer, 58main
The Italian conductor and counter-tenor Claudio Cavina has died at 58, four years after suffering a stroke.
Co-founder of the La Venexiana ensemble, he performed with many early music groups. His own recordings appears on the on the Opus 111, Cantus and Glossa labels, notably nine books of Monteverdi madrigals and three operas.
On Christmas Eve 2016 he suffered a stroke at home. Living alone, it was days before he was found and the effects proved irreversible.