On May 14 I reported meeting David Diamond at a Beneroya Hall reception.
The legendary composer died yesterday, one month before his 90th birthday.
He lives on in his music and in the memory of all those people whose hearts he touched.
David Diamond may have told me that it's a shame Dutch composers don't write more in their own language, I take his remark as a personal suggestion or advice: "write in your mother tongue".
Something to consider.
May he rest in peace and find joy in the eternal orchestras where all great musicians jam.