Yesterday I learned that Howard Karp, professor emeritus of piano at the UW-Madison School of Music, died last week at the age of 84. His obituary is here.
I didn't really know Howard (he retired right before I started my first masters degree), but I certainly met him and heard him perform and I know one of his sons. I do know that he was a towering musician, as well as a humble and generous person. He will certainly be missed.