PARIS (AP) _ Edison Denisov, a Russian composer denounced _ and later awarded the title of renowned master of the arts _ by Soviet authorities, died Saturday. He was 67.
Denisov graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 1956, and began teaching there four years later.
Over the next decade Denisov became a master of modern music. But Soviet newspapers derided him as an ``upstart,″ ``pseudo-innovator″ and ``person without talent.″ He was forbidden to attend premieres of his work in European capitals.
As Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms parted the iron curtain, Denisov was awarded the title of renowned master of the arts in 1989.
His works include ``Sun of the Incas″ (1964), ``Ode for Instrumental Ensemble″ (1968), and ``Romantic Music for Oboe, Harp and String Trio″ (1968); ``Requiem,″ which premiered in Hamburg in 1980, and the opera ``L’Ecume des Jours,″ which premiered in Paris in 1985.
William F. Martin
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) _ William F. Martin, the former chairman and chief executive of Phillips Petroleum Co., died Sunday at age 79.
Martin joined Phillips in 1939 as a treasury department general clerk. He later became treasurer and secretary before being named to the board of directors in 1964.
Martin was named senior vice president the following year and went on to become president in 1971.
He was named chief executive officer on Jan. 1, 1973, and was elected board chairman in 1974. He retired in 1982.
MANISTIQUE, Mich. (AP) _ Dave Rood, who spent most of his professional career writing for and editing small-town newspapers, died Sunday. He was 70.
Rood began working for The Mining Journal in Marquette in 1941. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1950, he worked at The Hillsdale Daily News.
He purchased the Galien River Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Three Oaks in 1953, and sold it in 1961. He then became a partner in the Manistique Pioneer-Tribune until selling his interest in 1971.
He then joined the staff of The Daily Press of Escanaba, becoming editor in 1972. He left that newspaper in 1977, and in 1978 purchased the Delta Reporter in nearby Gladstone. He sold that paper several years later and for a time was a special correspondent for the Detroit Free Press.
He held various other jobs until his retirement last year, but continued to write a weekly column, ``Along the Sidelines,″ that appeared in several newspapers.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son and a daughter.
OXFORD, England (AP) _ Bernard Rose, long-time choir director at Magdalen College and a scholar of early English church music, died Thursday at age 80.
A graduate of St. Catherine’s College at Cambridge University, Rose spent most of his career at Oxford University, beginning with his appointment as organist at the Queen’s College. In 1957, he was appointed ``informator choristarum,″ or director of the choir, at Magdalen College, where he remained until his retirement in 1981.
He edited collections of the music of Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), and was editor of six volumes of the Early English Church Music series. Rose also composed a set of responses for the English liturgy which are widely used in the Anglican Communion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Edmund Teske, a prolific and idiosyncratic photographer known for his romantic and mysterious images, died of a heart attack Friday. He was 85.
Teske’s photographs were exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif., and his architectural studies and ethereal montages have been purchased by major museums in Los Angeles and New York. Still, he remained largely unknown outside the world of photography.
Teske’s work embraced several styles and subjects, involving nature, portraits and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright designs. Much of his work involved one-of-a-kind composites or collages that he called ``duotone solarizations″ that were romanticized using a combination of chemicals and light.