Oboist and Musicologist Bruce Haynes Passes Away At Age 69

By Crystal Chan

The eminent oboist and musicologist Bruce Haynes passed away early yesterday morning. One of the first 20th century hautboy performers, he was a former teacher at McGill University and the Université de Montréal. He also published seven books as well as many articles and contributions to the New Grove Dictionary of Music.

A performance by Les Boréades tomorrow night at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours will be dedicated to his memory. www.boreades.com

His creation of six “new” Brandenburg concertos from Bach cantata movements will be performed on June 24, 2011 as part of the Montreal Baroque Festival, which was founded by his wife and fellow early musician Susie Napper. You can read more about the new Brandenburgs project in the June issue La Scena Musicale. www.montrealbaroque.com

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