Death of a Brazilian composer, 72

We have been notified of the untimely death of Henrique Dawid Korenchendler, an eminent Brazilian composer of six symphonies and a violin concerto. He died of an infection contracted in hospital after undergoing hip surgery.

The son of two Holocaust survivors, he told Professor Tom Moore: ‘My Jewish identity has always had a big influence on my music. I have a double identity, being both Brazilian and Jewish. My Jewish language is reflected in my musical language.’

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