It has been announced that the conductor Christopher Hogwood has died at the age of 73. The official announcement on Hogwood's website reads, "Following an illness lasting several months, Christopher died peacefully on Wednesday 24 September, a fortnight after his 73rd birthday. He was at home in Cambridge, with family present. The funeral will be private, with a memorial service to be held at a later date." Read more on the Grammophone announcement.