Lukas Foss, composer and conductor, dies in NYC

By: The Associated Press.
By: The Associated Press.

Lukas Foss, a composer known for exploring a number of musical styles, has died in New York. He was 86.

His wife, Cornelia Foss, says the composer died Sunday at their Manhattan home.

Foss was known for working in different musical styles, often combining past and present techniques.

Foss also was a conductor. He worked with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony.

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