Jazzman, composer, conductor and teacher Gunther Schuller died on Sunday, June 21 in Bostnone the age of 89, writes The New York Times.
As the personal assistant musician Zhenik Horrigan, the cause of death Schuller steel complications caused by leukemia.
Schuller was born in New York on 25 October 1922, he learned to play the flute and French horn at the Manhattan School of Music, studied composition independently. In 1942 he played in the New York Philharmonic, in 1945-1959 – in the orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Since 1964, he headed the department of composition at the Berkshire Music Center in the 1966-77 president of New England Conservatory in Boston.
Schuller founded the musical direction called “third stream”, which is based on a synthesis of classical music and jazz.