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  • Vaccaro, Jean-Michel, French musicologist, d. 10/21/1998 at 60; b. 3/31/1938. Early music, v. 27 no. 1, Feb. 1999.
    b. 5/31/1938. Revue de Musicologie, v. 84 no. 2, 1998.

  • Vaccaro, Thomas, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 9, Mar. 1999.
    Thomas J. Vaccaro. International Musician, v. 98 no. 1, July 1999.

  • Vacchiano, William, trumpeter, d. 9/19/2005 in Manhattan at 93. Boston.com, 9/23/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/23/william_vacchiano_trumpeter_taught_at_juilliard_school/}; American Record Guide, v. 69 no. 1, January/February 2006.
    William A. Vacchiano; b. in Portland, ME. New York Times On the Web, 9/24/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/24/arts/music/24vacc.html}; Symphony, v. 57 no. 1, January/February 2006.

  • Vach, Milan, d. IHS News and Reports, v. 30 no. 4, Aug. 2000.
    Milan Vach, horn enthusiast, d. The Horn Call, v. 30 no. 4, Aug. 2000.

  • Vaché, Warren, Sr., jazz bassist, author, and historian, d. 2/4/2005 in Rahway, NJ at 90. New York Times online, 2/20/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/arts/music/20vache.html}; Cadence, v. 31 no. 3, March 2005.
    b. 11/27/1914 in Brooklyn, NY. Jazz Journal International, v. 58 no. 4, April 2005.

  • Vadetsky, Louise, d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 8, Feb. 1998.

  • Vainberg, Moisei [Weinberg, Meiczyslaw], Polish-born Russian composer, d. 2/26/1996 at 76; b. 12/8/1919. Tempo, no. 197, July 1996.

  • Vajda, Ceclia, teacher, conductor, and scholar, d. 11/28/2009 in London, England; b. 3/23/1923 in Budapest, Hungary. Independent online, 1/18/2010 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ceclia-vajda-musician-teacher-and-authority--on-the-work-of-zolt225kod225ly-1870954.html}.

  • Vajda, Jaroslav (Jary) Jan, hymn text writer and translator, d. 5/10/2008 in Webster Groves, MO at 89. American Organist, v. 42 no. 8, August 2008.

  • Valando, Tommy, d. 2/14/1995 at 72. MLA Notes, v. 52 no. 4, June 1996 from New York Times, 2/16/1995.

  • Valdambrini, Oscar, d. 12/26/1996 at 72. Cadence, v. 23 no. 3, Mar. 1997.

  • Valdengo, Giuseppe, Italian baritone, d. 10/3/2007 in Aosta; b. 5/24/1914 in Turin. Opera News, v. 72 no. 8, February 2008.

  • Valdés, Bebo, Cuban pianist, arranger, and composer, d. 3/22/2013 in Stockholm, Sweden at 94; b. Ramón Emilio Dionisio Valdés Amaro 10/9/1918 in Quivicán. New York Times online, 3/24/2013 {http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/arts/music/bebo-valdes-a-force-in-cuban-music-dies-at-94.html}.

  • Valdés, Carlos "Patato", jazz conga drummer, d. 12/4/2007 in Cleveland, OH at 81; b. in Havana, Cuba. New York Times On the Web, 12/6/2007 {http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06/arts/music/06valdes.html}.
    Carlos "Patato" Valdez; b. 1926. Beat, v. 27 no. 1, 2008.
    d. in New York, NY. Cadence, v. 34 no. 1/2/3, January/February/March 2008.

  • Valdes-Blain, Rolando, classical guitarist, d. 4/2/2011 in New York, NY at 89; b. in Cuba. STLtoday.com, 4/8/2011 {http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/article_cb73aab1-d642-5ecf-a5d4-229233c6359a.html}.

  • Valdés [Valdes], Samuel Claro, d. 10/10/1994 at 60; b. 7/31/1934. Revista Musical Chilena, v. 48 no. 182, July- Dec. 1994.

  • Valdez, Fred, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 12, June 1999.

  • Vale, Jerry, popular singer, d. 5/18/2014 in Palm Desert, CA at 83; b. Genaro Louis Vitaliano. pressofAtlanticCity.com, 5/19/2014 {http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/s-crooner-jerry-vale-dies-in-california-at/article_eba54bee-df42-11e3-9eb9-001a4bcf887a.html}; New York Times online, 5/19/2014 {http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/arts/music/jerry-vale-crooned-smoothly-of-love-is-dead-at-83.html}.

  • Valenti, Dino, d. 11/16/1994 at 51. New York Times, 11/18/1994.

  • Valentin, Erich, d. 3/16/1993. Musikforschung, v. 46 no. 2, April-June 1993.
    d. at 86; b. 11/27/1906. Acta Mozartiana, v. 40 no. 2, Aug. 1993.
    d. 3/17/1993. Orchester, v. 41 no. 9, 1993.

  • Valentine, Elmer Aaron, rock club owner, d. 12/3/2008 in Los Angeles, CA at 85; b. 6/16/1923 in Chicago, IL. New York Times online, 12/9/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/arts/music/09valentine.html}.

  • Valentine, Rocky, d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 7, Jan. 1998.

  • Valentine, Russell L., d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 6, Dec. 1998.

  • Valentini-Terrani, Lucia, Operatic mezzo soprano, d. at 51 in the USA. Opernwelt, v. 39 no. 9-10, Sept.-Oct. 1998.
    Italian singer, b. 8/28/1956. Kutsch/Riemens, _Grosses Sängerlexikon_, 3rd ed., 1997.

  • Valentino, Frank, d. 6/14/1991 at 84; b. 1/6/1907. Opera News, v. 56 no. 2, Aug. 1991.
    Francesco Valentino, b. Francus Valentine Dinhaupt. Opera, v. 43 no. 4, April 1992.

  • Valeri, Louis J., d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 8, Feb. 1999.

  • Valerio, Nicholas, d. 3/17/1997. Cadence, v. 23 no. 5, May 1997.

  • Välkki, Anita, Swedish soprano, d. 4/27/2011 in Helsinki, Finland at 84; b. 10/25/1926. Opera, v. 62 no. 12, December 2011.

  • Vallarino, Carlos Botto, Chilean composer, d. 6/27/2004 in Santiago; b. 1923. Revista Musical Chilena, v. 58, no. 202.

  • Valletta, Richard (Rick) F., rockabilly musician, d. 7/14/2006 in Arizona. Arizona Republic, 7/28/2006.

  • Valletti, Cesare, d. 5/13/2000 in Genoa; b. 12/18/1922 in Rome. Opera News v. 65 no. 3, Sept. 2000.
    Cesare Valletti, Italian tenor, d. 5/15/2000 in Milan at 77; b. 12/18/1921 in Rome. Opera, v.51 no. 8, Aug. 2000.
    Cesare Valletti, d. 5/13/2000 at 77. Music in Concert, July/Aug 2000.

  • Valli, June, d. 3/12/1993 at 64. New York Times, 3/16/1993.

  • Vallis, Val (Valentine Thomas), Australian poet, critic, and academic, d. 1/14/2009 in Brisbane at 92; b. 8/1/1916 in Gladstone. Opera, v. 60 no. 4, April 2009.

  • Vambery, Robert, Hungarian-American librettist, d. 8/2/1999 in La Jolla, CA; b. 1907. Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 17 no. 1-2, Fall 1999.

  • Van, Bobby, saloonkeeper and pianist, d. 11/27/2007 in Nassau County, New York at 64; b. Robert Craig Van Velsor 8/1/1943 in Baldwin, NY. New York Times On the Web, 11/30/2007 {http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/30/obituaries/30van.html}.

  • Van, Garwood, d. International Musician, v. 98 no. 1, July 1999.

  • Van Allan, Richard, British bass-baritone, d. 12/4/2008 in London at 73; b. Alan Jones in central England. STLtoday, 12/11/2008 {http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_OBIT_VAN_ALLAN?SITE=MOSTP}; New York Times online, 12/25/2008 {http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/arts/music/25vanallan.html}.
    b. 5/28/1935 in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire. Opera News, v. 73 no. 8, February 2009; Opera, v. 60 no. 2, February 2009.

  • Van Blerk, Gerardus, Dutch pianist, d. 1997 at 73 in Amsterdam. MLA Notes, v. 54 no. 4, June 1998 from Mens en Melodie, 9/1997.

  • Van Camp, Leonard E., music professor, orchestral and choral conductor, choral music expert, and singer, d. 5/27/2003 in Edwardsville, IL at 68; b. in Wichita, KS. STLtoday.com, 5/28/2003 {http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/news/9D589947EDA547B486256D350011427A}; Choral Journal, v. 44 no. 1, August 2003.

  • van Dantzig, Rudi, Dutch choreographer, d. 1/19/2012 in Amsterdam at 78; b. 8/4/1933 in Amsterdam. New York Times online, 1/26/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/dance/rudi-van-dantzig-provocative-dutch-choreographer-dies-at-78.html}.

  • van der Staak, Pieter, Dutch guitarist, composer, and teacher, d. 2007; b. 1930 in the Netherlands. Classical Guitar, v. 26 no. 5, January 2008.

  • Van der Walt, Deon, South African tenor, d. 11/29/2005 in Pearl, near Cape Town, South Africa at 47. AOL.com, 11/30/2005 {http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20051130072609990019}; Musical Times, v. 147, no 1894, Spring 2006.
    b. 7/28/1958. Gramophone, v. 83, no. 1002, February 2006.
    d. in Paarl; b. in Cape Town. Opera News, v. 70 no. 8, February 2006; Opera, v. 57 no. 2, February 2006.

  • van der Linde, Reinhour (Rein) Hermanus, d. 7/19/1996 at 67; b. 7/14/1929. Paul Opel {popel@sover.net} on PIPORG-L, 10/15/1996.

  • van der Linden, Rick, symphonic/synthesizer rock and jazz composer, arranger, and performer, d. 1/22/2006; b. 8/5/1946. Keyboard, v. 32 no. 5, May 2006.

  • Van DePitte, David J., arranger, composer, music director, songwriter, producer, and conductor, d. 8/9/2009 in Detroit, MI; b. 11/28/1941 in Detroit, MI. Independent online, 9/12/2009 {http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/david-van-depitte-arranger-of-marvin-gayes-epochal-album-whats-going-on-1786174.html}.

  • Van Derrick, Johnny, d. 5/15/1995 at 68. Jazz Journal International, v. 48 no. 7, July 1995.

  • Van Deusen, Donald, writer, d. 1/13/2009 in Philadelphia, PA at 80. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Van Deventer, Gerald Wayne, American minister of music, organist, festival director, teacher and organ builder's representative, d. at 69 in Apple Valley, CA. American Organist, v. 32 no. 12, Dec. 1998.

  • Van Dormael, Pierre, Belgian jazz guitarist and composer, d. 9/3/2008 in Brussels at 56; b. 1952 in Brussels. Variety online, 9/4/2008 {http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117991592.html}.
    Pierre Vandormael. Cadence, v. 34 no. 10-11-12, October-November-December 2008.

  • van Dyk, Peter, d. at 67. Orchester, v. 45 no. 3, 1997.

  • Van Eaton, Sunny, voice teacher, d. 3/9/2003 in Texas?; b. in Wyoming. NOA Notes, v. 26 no. 2, March/April 2003.
    Sunny F.C. VanEaton, d. in Stillwater, OK; b. in Durant, OK. stwnewspress.com, 3/4/2003 {http://www.stwnewspress.com/obits_disp.php?id=295}.

  • Van Engen, Michael, d. 7/17/1994. Opera News, v. 59 no. 11, Feb. 18, 1995.

  • Van Eps, George, American guitarist, d. 11/29/1998 at 85 in Newport Beach, CA. Cadence, v. 25 no. 1, Jan. 1999.
    d. 11/30/1998. Jazz Magazine, no. 490, Mar. 1999.
    George Abel Van Eps, b. 8/7/1913. Jazz Journal International, v. 52 no. 3, Mar. 1999.

  • Van Heerden, Alex, jazz trumpeter and accordionist, d. 1/7/2009 in Capetown, South Africa at 34. Cadence, v. 35 no. 4-5-6, April-May-June 2009.

  • Van Heusen, Jimmy, d. at 77. International Musician, v. 88 no. 10, April 1990.
    d. 2/2/1990. Down Beat, v. 57 no. 6, June 1990.
    d. 2/6/1990; b. 1/26/1913. Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, v. 24 no. 2, April-June 1990.
    James Van Heusen. ASCAP In Action, Spring 1991.
    American film music composer. Orchester, v. 38 no. 5, 1990.

  • Van Horn, David A., d. International Musician, v. 96 no. 10, Apr. 1998.

  • Van Hyning, Howard Martin, percussionist and collector, d. 10/30/2010 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY at 74; b. 1/9/1936 in Umatilla, FL. New York Times online, 11/8/2010 {http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/arts/music/09vanhyning.html}.

  • Van Kampen, Christopher, English cellist, d. 9/30/1997 at 52. Strad, v. 108 no. 1291, Nov. 1997.

  • van Kesteren, John, Dutch tenor, d. 7/11/2008 in Jupiter, FL at 87; b. 5/4/1921 in The Hague, Netherlands. Opera, v. 59 no. 10, October 2008; Opera News, v. 73 no. 4, October 2008.

  • Van Lake, Turk, jazz guitarist and arranger, also composed classical music as Vanig Rupen Hovsepian (birth name), d. 9/1/2002 in Staten Island at 84; b. in Boston. New York Times online, 10/5/2002 {http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/05/obituaries/05LAKE.html}.
    Turk vanLake, d. around 9/1/2002 at about 88. Cadence, v. 28 no. 10, October 2002.

  • Van Limpt, Adriaan, d. 5/8/1997 at 61. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/15/1997. Dutch tenor, d. in Son en Breugel. MLA Notes, v. 54 no. 4, June 1998 from

  • Van Norden, Langdon, d. 1/27/1993. Opera News, v. 57 no. 17, June 1993.

  • Van Norman, Marion Charles, organist and piano teacher, d. 8/25/2004 in Galesburg, IL at 98; b. 1/30/1906 in De Kalb, IL. American Organist, v. 39 no. 1, January 2005.

  • Van Rees, Lou, d. 8/8/1993 at 77; b. 5/29/1916. Jazz Journal International, v. 46 no. 11, Nov. 1993.

  • Van Ronk, Dave, American folk singer, mentor to Bob Dylan, d. 2/10/2002 in New York City at 65; b. in Brooklyn. Boston Globe Online, 2/11/2002 {http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/042/obituaries/Dave_Van_Ronk_singer_mentor_to_Dylan_65+.shtml}; washingtonpost.com, 2/11/2002 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/metro/obituaries/A55533-2002Feb10.html}; AOL.com, 2/10/2002 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=4&cat=0807&id=02021020215810934}; New York Times online, 2/11/2002 {http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/11/obituaries/11RONK.html}.
    singer and guitarist. latimes.com, 2/12/2002 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-000010781feb12.story?coll=la%2Dnews%2Dobituaries}; Cadence, v. 28 no. 4, April 2002.
    b. 1936. RollingStone.com, 2/11/2002 {http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=15394}.
    b. 6/30/1936. Rolling Stone, no. 892, 3/28/2002.

  • Van Santen, Rick, rock promoter and festival organizer, d. 12/28/2003 in Ventura County, California at 41. Rolling Stone, no. 941, 2/5/2004.

  • Van Tassel, Eric, early music scholar, critic, editor, and author, d. 11/21/2004 in Fowlsmere, Cambridgeshire, England; b. in Philadelphia, PA. Early Music America, v. 11 no. 2, Summer 2005.
    Eric Robert Van Tassel; b. 11/14/1939. Early Music, v. 33 no. 2, May 2005.

  • van Tricht, Käte, d. 7/13/1996 at 86. Münstersches Orgel-Magazin, v. 1, 1996 [8/23/96].
    Organist and cembalist, b. 1909. LC/NACO n85038168.

  • Van Vactor, David, d. 3/2/1994 at 87. New York Times, 4/1/1994.

  • Van Valkenburgh, Paul, songwriter who falsely claimed to have written "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", d. 9/6/2006 in Ormand Beach, FL at 68; b. in Florida. NewsTimesLIVE.com, 9/25/2006 {http://www.newstimeslive.com/news/story.php?id=1016019}.

  • Van Vranken, Thomas A., d. 2/16/1997 at 47. Morton Belcher III {flcg1018@fujens.fju.edu.tw} on PIPORG-L, 3/6/1997.

  • van Weren, Lex, d. 7/1996 at 76. Washington Post, 8/5/1996.
    Dutch trumpet player, d. 7/31/1996. MLA Notes, v. 53 no. 4, June 1997 from Mens & Melodie, 9/1996; San Jose Mercury News, 8/3/1996.

  • van Wering, Janny, Dutch harpsichordist, d. 3/1/2005 in Amsterdam; b. 7/30/1909 in Oude Pekela, Groningen, Netherlands. Diapason, v. 96 no. 5, May 2005.

  • Van Zandt, Townes, American country songwriter, d. 1/1/1997 at 52. Rolling Stone, no. 754, 2/20/1997.
    b. 1944. Sing Out!, v. 41 no. 4, Feb.-Apr. 1997.
    b. 3/7/1944. Obituary Page {http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Obituary/music.html}, 2/4/1997.
    d. in Smyrna, TX. MLA Notes, v. 54 no. 4, June 1998 from New York Times, 1/3/1997.

  • Van Zoeren, Allan J., organist and choirmaster, d. 4/27/2002 in Grand Rapids, MI at 90. American Organist, v. 36 no. 8, August 2002.

  • Vance, George Louis, bassist and pedagogue, d. 8/16/2009 in Silver Spring, MD at 60; b. in Akron, OH. washingtonpost.com, 9/1/2009 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/31/AR2009083103727.html}.

  • Vandenburg, Howard, American baritone, d. 10/28/2000 near Cologne at 82; b. in Buffalo, NY. Opera, July 2001.

  • Vanderplate, Warren "Wardog", blues musician, d. 5/22/2005. Sing Out!, v. 49 no. 3, Fall 2005.

  • Vandross, Luther Ronzoni, R&B singer, d. 7/1/2005 in Edison, NJ at 54; b. in New York City. CNN.com, 7/1/2005 {http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/01/vandross.obit/index.html}; AOL.com, 7/1/2005 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=2005070123550002441106}; Boston.com, 7/2/2005 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/07/02/luther_vandross_singer_defined_smooth_rb/}; Rolling Stone, no. 979, 7/28/2005.
    b. 1951. New York Times On the Web, 7/2/2005 {http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/02/arts/music/02vandross.html}; SFGate.com, 7/2/2005 {http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/02/MNG3FDI5BC1.DTL}; allamericanpatriots.com, 7/5/2005 {http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=11672}.
    also arranger, songwriter, and producer. mi2n (Music Industry News Network), 7/7/2005 {http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=81158}.

  • Vanella, John F., organist and music director, d. 12/13/2004 in Amnicon Lake, WI at 63; b. 10/30/1941 in St. Paul, MN. American Organist, v. 39 no. 3, March 2005.

  • Vanleer, Jimmy, d. 5/8/1996 at 57. Goldmine, v. 22 no. 419:17, 8/16/1996.

  • Vann, Lou M., d. International Musician, v. 98 no. 3, Sept. 1999.

  • Vann, Mark, bluegrass banjoist, d. 3/4/2002 in Longmont, CO; b. 12/28/1962 in Rockville, MD. Sing out! v. 46 no. 2, Summer 2002.

  • Vanpool, Van Alan, organist, harpsichordist, and choral conductor, d. 2/5/2005 at 54; b. 5/9/1950 in Decatur, TX. American Organist, v. 39 no. 5, May 2005.

  • VanSeters, Henry, organist, organbuilder, and technician, d. 9/2005 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Diapason, v. 97 no. 8, August 2006.
    d. 9/20/2005. American Organist, v. 40 no. 9, September 2006.

  • Vanucci, Larry, d. 11/4/1993. PIPORG-L, 4/12/1994.

  • VanWarmer, Randy, pop/country singer, guitarist, and songwriter, d. 1/12/2004 in Seattle, WA at 48; b. 3/30/1955 in Indian Hills, CO. AOL.com, 1/14/2004 {http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?id=200401140740000136370}; latimes.com, 1/15/2004 {http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-vanwarmer15jan15,1,4094580.story}; CNN.com, 1/14/2004 {http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/14/obit.vanwarmer.ap/index.html}; Boston.com, 1/17/2004 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/01/17/randy_vanwarmer_was_singer_songwriter/}; Rolling Stone, no. 942, 2/19/2004.

  • Vanzo, Alain, French lyric tenor, sometime composer, d. 1/27/2002 in Gournay-sur-Marne (near Paris) at 73; b. in Monte Carlo. New York Times online, 2/11/2002 {http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/11/obituaries/11VANZ.html}.
    b. 4/2/1928. Gramophone, v. 79 no. 952, April 2002; Opera News, v. 66 no. 11, May 2002; Opera, v. 53 no. 5, May 2002.

  • Varano, Frank, d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 4, Oct. 1998.

  • Vardanyan, Varduhi, Armenian pop singer, d. 10/8/2006 near Getap at 30. ArmeniaNow.com, 10/13/2006 {http://armenianow.com/?action=viewArticle&AID=1783&CID=1870&IID=1102&lng=eng}.

  • Vardi, Emanuel, violist, d. 1/29/2011 in North Bend, WA at 95; b. 4/21/1915 in Jerusalem. New York Times online, 2/7/2011 {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/arts/music/07vardi.html}.

  • Varga, Theodore S., d. International Musician, v. 97 no. 10, Apr. 1999.

  • Varga, Tibor, violinist, conductor, and teacher, d. 9/4/2003 in Grimisuat, Switzerland at 82; b. 7/4/1921 in Gyor [Györ], Hungary. New York Times online, 9/6/2003 {http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/06/obituaries/06VARG.html}; Strad, v. 114, no. 1363, November 2003; Gramophone, v. 81, no. 973, Awards issue 2003; Orchester, v. 51 no. 11, November 2003.

  • Vargas, Chavela, Mexican ranchera singer, d. 8/5/2012 in Cuernavaca at 93; b. Isabel Vargas Lizano 4/17/1919 in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica. New York Times online, 8/6/2012 {http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/arts/music/chavela-vargas-mexican-ranchera-singer-dies-at-93.html}; BBC News online, 8/6/2012 {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19141242}.

  • Vargyas, Lajos, Hungarian ethnomusicologist and folklorist, d. 2007; b. 1914 in Budapest. Studia Musicologica, v. 49 no. 3-4, 2008.

  • Varnay, Astrid Ibolyka Maria, Swedish-American soprano, d. 9/4/2006 in Munich at 88; b. in Stockholm. Zentralschweiz online, 9/4/2006 {http://www.zisch.ch/navigation/top_main_nav/NEWS/Kultur/detail.htm?client_request_contentOID=200169}; philly.com, 9/6/2006 {http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/obituaries/15447043.htm}; Orchester, v. 54 no. 11, November 2006.
    b. 4/25/1918. MSNBC.com, 9/5/2006 {http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14680197/}; washingtonpost.com, 9/6/2006 {http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/05/AR2006090501390.html}; latimes.com, 9/6/2006 {http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-varnay6sep06,1,1874506.story}; Gramophone, v. 84, no. 1010 (Awards issue 2006); Opera News, v. 71 no. 5, November 2006; Kurt Weill Newsletter, v. 24 no. 2, Fall 2006.
    also teacher. Independent Online Edition, 9/6/2006 {http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article1367175.ece}.
    Ibolyka Astrid Maria Varnay. Boston.com, 9/6/2006 {http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/09/06/astrid_varnay_88_soprano_helped_define_wagner_roles/}.

  • Vartanyan, Ruben Zavenovich, Russian conductor, d. 5/7/2008; b. 6/3/1936 in Leningrad. Times Online, 7/2/2008 {http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4251145.ece}.

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