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Sir John Tavener, World's 'Most-Heard' Composer, Dies At 69

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 05:54 PM

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Composer Sir John Tavener died at 69. Composer Sir John Tavener died at 69. (Simone Canetty-Clarke/Courtesy of the artist)

Maybe you’re not a fan of modern classical music. But you’ve heard of The Beatles, haven’t you? They were among the earliest fans of the English composer Sir John Tavener, who died today at 69. And there’s an excellent chance you have heard, and perhaps been moved by, his music. Read John Schaefer's Soundcheck blog post.

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