British conductor Raymond Leppard died on 22 October 2019 in Indianapolis at the age of 92. In the 1960s, Leppard played an important role in field of baroque music. In 1973 he became principal conductor of the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra in Manchester, a position he held until 1980. He was an opera conductor at the Metropolitan and San Francisco Operas, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and in Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm, and at Glyndebourne.

From 1987–2001, Leppard was the music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and from 2004–2006 he served as Music Advisor to The Louisville Orchestra. He recorded a lot for Decca, operas as well as instrumental music, mainly with the English Chamber Orchestra.

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