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Mr

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In memoriam
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:23:22 PM »
I started googling, and it seems some more old library cats have left us recently;

I'm sorry to report that the great Caravelli (Claude Vasori) has left us, on April 1st. His work with Musique pour l'image should need no introduction, and his five April Orchestra LPs as "Caravelli" are also classics - but these are only part of a huge discography of wonderful film and instrumental music.
Read: Obituary (French)

Songwriter Les Reed (1935-2019) also passed away recently, April 15th.
Though undoubtedly best known for his work elsewhere ("It's Not Unusual", "Delilah", "The Last Waltz" and "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize" to name a few!), also had some occasional trips to the library, and is behind one of my favourite cues from Amphonic:
Read: Tribute by Engelbert Humperdinck

Italian songwriter and composer Enrico Riccardi, passed away on March 17th in Agilentu, Sardegna.
Though I am mostly familiar with him from his two library LPs for Ricordi; the wonderful, laid-back "Musicorama n. 14" and eerie "The Keyboards 1", he also co-wrote the lovely tune "Sereno Ŕ..." with Luigi Albertelli, covered by many artists.
Read: Obituary (Italian)

Retired jazz pianist Jacques Loussier passed away earlier this year, March 5th.
A prolific film and TV composer, he did some (lovely!) library work for Conroy and Patchwork.
Read: Obituary

French accordionist and composer Marcel Azzola, perhaps best known for his work with Jacques Brel, passed away January 21st.
He also worked with Daniel J. White and did some cues for MP 2000 and Patchwork, the melancholic "Les Vieux Faubourgs" from the latter being a personal favourite.
Read: Obituary


RIP
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 01:59:05 AM »
Very sad news....Caravelli was one of my favorites in the commercial easy listening genre. Had forgot he did some library too. His music is still being played regularly on all easy listening satellite radio stations here in the US.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 09:08:33 AM »
I saw the Les Reed news on Facebook.   :'(

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 05:42:26 PM »
Italian conductor and notable peplum composer Carlo Franci, who led the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma for an LP on Cenacolo, passed away March 22nd.
Read: Obituary

Two notable Germans, the synth magician "Claude Larson", Klaus Netzle and Martin B÷ttcher both passed away on April 19th.
Read: Funeral notice (Netzle, German)
Read: Obituary (B÷ttcher, German)

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:39:12 AM »
saddest thread in here and i do not dare to enter it too often. :(

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 05:10:26 AM »
Two notable Germans, the synth magician "Claude Larson", Klaus Netzle and Martin B÷ttcher both passed away on April 19th.
Read: Funeral notice (Netzle, German)
Read: Obituary (B÷ttcher, German)


     Sad news about Klaus Netzle. He has become a favorite of mine. I just ordered the two Carlos Futura albums in celebration of his life.

     Incidentally, I own this LP, h++ps://www.discogs.com/Das-Orchester-Martin-B÷ttcher-Der-Alte-Aus-Der-ZDF-Krimi-Serie/release/2579568, which features both Netzle and B÷ttcher. Strange.