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Tenor Hugues Cuénod has died, aged 108 (photo: Tully Potter Collection)

Obituary: Hugues Cuénod

In an article written, I’d have sworn, no more than five or six years ago, Hugues Cuénod was reported, “when last heard of”, to be “still going strong”. But that, it turns out, was in 1997...

Martin Cullingford
Conductor Paul Brough appointed to the BBC Singers (photo: Sumner Milford)

BBC Singers names new principal guest conductor

The BBC Singers has appointed a new principal guest conductor, Paul Brough. He takes up the post in January, and joins the ensemble’s prestigious line-up of conductors including chief conductor David Hill, conductor laureate Stephen Cleobury,...

Martin Cullingford
Anna Meredith, one of the 20x12 composers, wants to encourage creativity

20 Cultural Olympiad composers named

The 20 composers who have been commissioned to write new works as part of the Cultural Olympiad , the arts festival linked to the 2012 Olympic Games, have been announced. New Music 20x12 , as the...

Martin Cullingford
Listen to an excerpt from Rossini's Stabat Mater on the Gramophone Player now!

Music and reviews from January's Editor's Choices on the Gramophone Player now!

You can now listen to excerpts from the January 2011 issue's Editor's Choices – and read the reviews – on the Gramophone Player. This month's Editor's Choices include Antonio Pappano conducting Rossini's Stabat Mater, Vasily Petrenko...

Martin Cullingford
Paul Moseley, Decca's General Manager, and Gewandhausorchester Kapellmeister Ric

Riccardo Chailly renews his Decca contract

The celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly has re-signed his contract with Decca making him one of the longest-serving exclusive artists recording today: 28 years since his first disc for the label. The day after a sensational...

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Cheryl Frances-Hoad receives one of two awards (Photo by Mark Allan)

2010 British Composer Awards champion young talent

This year’s British Composer Awards were announced earlier this week, with an emphasis on young composing talent. 30 year-old composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad took two prizes, in both the "Instrumental Solo or Duo", and the "Liturgical" categories...

Martin Cullingford
Carol singing: the BBC Singers

BBC Radio 3 keeps carols alive with four premieres

Each morning between December 18 and January 1, BBC Radio 3’s “Breakfast” will be playing a carol specially recorded by the BBC Singers . Of the 15, four will be world premieres and 12 will be...

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Louis Andriessen, Grawemeyer winner (photo: Francesca Patella)

Louis Andriessen wins Grawemeyer Award

This year’s Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition has been given to Louis Andriessen for his work La Commedia . The Dutch composer’s opera – his fourth – is based on Dante’s The Divine Comedy , and...

Martin Cullingford

Download the latest Gramophone Podcast

Every year, in our Critics' Choice feature, we invite our reviewers to choose a recording released in the past 12 months that they would give as a Christmas present. You can read the full feature in...

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Sony launches new online classical music store

Sony Music Entertainment has launched a new online classical music store – Ariama.com . Currently only available for those living in North American, the site offers recordings from more than 50 labels – both major and...

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