I'm tremendously sad to hear of the death of composer Peter Lieberson, this morning in Israel where he was undergoing treatment for lymphoma. A 2010 article about him in the Boston Globe, written at the time that Gerald Finley premiered Songs of Love and Sorrow, discusses his illness; diagnosed in 2007, he said in 2010 that he was probably ill while caring for his wife, the great Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, during her own final illness. Alex Ross has a touching blog entry up about Lieberson; Christian Carey remembers Lieberson at Sequenza21. Bridge Records has kindly granted permission to Sequenza21 to post one of Lieberson's works.
Update: The Times obituary, by Zachary Woolfe, is here.