Monday, November 24, 2008

Richard Hickox (1948-2008)

Richard Hickox, one of the leading interpreters of British music and choral and operatic repertory, died Nov. 23 in Cardiff, Wales.

The 60-year-old conductor, founder of the City of London Sinfonia, music director of Opera Australia and associate guest conductor of the London Symphony, is most widely known for leading more than 300 recordings.

Hickox fell ill during a session of recording Gustav Holst's "Choral Symphony," and subsequently died of an apparent heart attack, The Guardian reports: