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German composer Siegfried Matthus died at the age of 87

Even in the GDR era, Matthus gained great international recognition. In 1979 the Dresden Staatskapelle performed his work “Responso” in front of the United Nations in New York.

Mattus died at the age of 87 on Friday after a long and serious illness in the presence of his wife Helga in his home in Stolzenhagen near Berlin, as the Freundeskreis Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg announced on Monday on behalf of the family. The portal “Tag24” had previously reported on the artist’s death.