Death of a major British composer, 68main
The leading British composer Simon Bainbridge died this weekend after four years of agony from unsuccessful back surgery.
He was one of the most lyrical voices of his generation and an agreeable man, to boot. He shot to international attention in 1997 on winning the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for his setting of Primo Levi poems, Ad Ora Incerta. He won the British Composers Award in 2016
Head of composition at the Royal Academy of Music from 1999 to 2007, Simon was married to the soprano Lynda Richardson.