Deaths of note from around the world:
Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, 86: Biographer of Verdi and Puccini whose work sought, and by all accounts found, the flesh-and-blood men behind the music. Died Jan. 19 at her home in Manhattan.
Balthazar Korab, 86: Leading architectural photographer in the period after World War II when Modernist design remade the American landscape. Died Jan. 15 in Royal Oak, Mich.