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Baroque flautist Katy Bircher: honour and responsibility

New Vivaldi flute concerto recorded: hear an excerpt

The Vivaldi flute concerto discovered last year in the National Archives of Scotland is now available for download, having been recorded by Gramophone Award-winning ensemble La Serenissima and Baroque flautist Katy Bircher. But if you think...

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Thomas Hewitt Jones conducts the NYO (photo: LOCOG)

Hear the score behind the next Olympic film

As the London Olympics approach, most of the headlines are, understandably, about the opening of venues such as the velodrome and the likely prospects of British sports stars. But it’s not all about athletic and architectural...

Martin Cullingford

Listen to the latest Gramophone podcast

The latest Gramophone Podcast is now available for downloading and streaming. Gramophone editor-in-chief James Jolly interviews Rob Cowan about Sir Thomas Beecham , the great conductor who is the subject of the cover story in the...

Martin Cullingford
Hear Jascha Heifetz play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Auctioneers offers free classic string recordings

Brompton’s Auctioneers has made a large number of classic recordings of string players available for free download through its website. The only English auction house to specialise exclusively in musical instruments, Brompton’s has placed on-line over...

Martin Cullingford

Win a Pure Digital radio and a subscription to Gramophone's digital edition!

We've added two new competitions to the Gramophone website today. The first is the next installment of our musical knowledge quiz, which offers a monthly chance to win a Pure Evoke-2S digital radio . And to celebrate the launch of Gramophone ’s new digital edition, each month we will be giving one lucky entrant a year’s subscription to the digital magazine . Click here for our competition section - and good luck!

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Detroit SO cancels the remainder of the current season

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which has been on strike for four and a half months, will now not play again for the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Following the failure to reach an agreement after the...

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Vasily Petrenko takes up Oslo post: (photo: Mark McNulty)

Vasily Petrenko named as new head of Oslo Philharmonic

Good news for the Oslo Philharmonic , but how will it be received in Liverpool now that they'll be sharing their beloved conductor with another city? The Norwegian orchestra has built an enviable reputation under the...

Martin Cullingford
Deryck Cooke’s Mahler 10 realisation - premiere issued on Testament

Premiere performances of Cooke’s Mahler 10 issued

Every so often a recording is unearthed that really does possess legendary status and, for Mahlerians, the two premiere performances of Deryck Cooke’s realisation of Mahler’s unfinished Symphony No 10 – issued by Testament Records –...

Martin Cullingford
Muti's Verdi Requiem - top Grammy Awards classical winner

The 53rd Grammy Awards classical winners revealed

The 53rd Grammy Awards were presented in Los Angeles on Sunday night, February 13. As usual the vast list of winners – 109 categories – included a group devoted to classical music and Naxos scored particularly...

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Marin Alsop takes on a Brazilian conductorship (Photo: OSESP)

Marin Alsop takes top job at Brazil's leading orchestra

Marin Alsop has been named as the new chief conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) from the start of the 2012 season. Her contract is for five years and will embrace concert-giving (some 30...

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