Composer Conrad Susa, 78
Best known for his operas Transformations
(set to Anne Sexton's retellings of fairy tales) and The Dangerous Liaisons
, Susa's oeuvre "also included more than 200 theatrical scores and a wealth of choral music ... [It] was marked by a combination of tonal harmonies, judicious dissonances and a gift for the well-turned vocal phrase."
San Francisco Chronicle 11/23/13