Boosey & Hawkes is sad to announce the death of leading American opera and art song composer Dominick Argento, who passed away aged 91 on 20 February 2019. Born in 1927, Argento was best known for his vocal and choral works, including 13 operas such as Postcard from Morocco (1971), The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe (1976) and The Aspern Papers (1987). His music was marked by its strong dramatic impulse and colourful lyrical lines, which made his works favourites among singers.

 

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