Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hugues Cuénod (1902-2010)

The Swiss-born tenor Hugues Cuénod, best-known for his performances of French art-song and pioneering work in early music, has died at the age of 108. (He was still performing in his 90s.) He may have been the only musician to have counted among his mentors both Nadia Boulanger and Noël Coward.

An obituary in The Telegraph (UK):

On Norman Lebrecht's Slipped Disc blog, a remembrance of Cuénod from the American early music maestro Joël Cohen: