In 2013 we said goodbye to Mario Bernardi, the first Canadian-born conductor to have a major career, and Yuli Turovsky, the Russian cellist who enriched the musical life of his adopted Montreal.
In the gallery above, CBC Music pays tribute to Bernardi, Turovsky and other classical music stars we said goodbye to this year.
Be sure to tune into a special "In Memoriam" edition of CBC Radio 2's In Tune on Dec. 28 at noon (1:00 AT, 1:30 NT). Katherine Duncan will share music, memories and a few surprising facts about many of the classical musicians who passed away in 2013.
Listen to CBC Music's Radio 2 classical stream.