In Memoriam

Neville Marriner Dies at 92

While Piano Currents focuses on pianists, noting the passing of Neville Marriner seems appropriate considering his role in creating so many incredible piano-related recordings. RIP, Sir Neville. Neville Marriner, a prolific British conductor responsible for some of...

Edmund Battersby dies at 66

Edmund Battersby, IU professor and pianist, died on March 25, 2016. Jacobs School of Music professor of piano Edmund Battersby died in his home Friday at age 66. He completed both bachelor of music and master of music degrees at the Juilliard School. After teaching at...

OBT Ballet Pianist Robert Huffman

The art of dance accompaniment is a special niche, as we posted last month. A beloved Portland icon in the dance and music world, Robert Huffman has died. The dance studios of Portland are dimmer, and more hushed, following the passing of Robert Huffman at age 78 on...

Composer Pierre Boulez Dies at 90

From the New York Times... In June 1969, the stunning news broke that the New York Philharmonic had appointed Pierre Boulez to succeed Leonard Bernstein as its music director. The decision understandably rattled the classical music establishment: Mr. Boulez was not...