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Apollo e Dafne: winning Handel

Fabio Bonizzoni’s Apollo e Dafne wins Handel award

The Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize has this year been given to Fabio Bonizzoni’s recording of the dialogue cantata Apollo e Dafne . The Glossa recording, with Bonizzoni’s group La Risonanza, were awarded the accolade by...

Martin Cullingford
Watch Yundi live from Beijing on Easter Saturday

Two special musical events to watch this Easter

In the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall, you can watch Sir Simon Rattle’s performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion , in Peter Sellars’s semi-staged production, recorded in April 2010. The ‘cast’ includes Mark Padmore as the...

James Jolly
Vincenzo La Scola: a fine, satisfying tenor

Tenor Vincenzo La Scola has died aged 53

If some gifted Italianate tenors of the previous generation (among them Giacomo Aragall, Giuseppe Giacomini and Nicola Martinucci) had been unlucky enough to hit their prime at more or less the same time as those giants...

Martin Cullingford
An Italian job for John Axelrod

John Axelrod becomes principal conductor of Milan's Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra

John Axelrod has been appointed principal conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “G.Verdi” starting from the 2011-12 season (the contract is initially for a minimum of three years). The Milanese orchestra, founded in 1993 by...

James Jolly
Sir John Eliot joins the French élite (Photo: Thomas Garnier)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner becomes a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

The conductor and scholar Sir John Eliot Gardiner was officially named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur at a ceremony in Versailles last week, an award made to him last year. The former Culture Minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon...

James Jolly

Listen to the latest Gramophone podcast

The latest Gramophone podcast is now available to download and to stream. Gramophone 's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly talks to composer John Rutter about the new recording of his music – including his Gloria and Te Deum...

Martin Cullingford
Le nozze di Figaro: a Covent Garden season highpoint (photo: Bill Cooper)

Royal Opera House launches 2011/12 season

Cuts or no cuts, the Royal Opera House’s 2011/12 season has much to offer. At the new season launch at the Clore Studio yesterday (Wednesday April 13), plans were revealed, both for opera and ballet, which...

Martin Cullingford
Watch the Berlin Phil in 3D

Catch the Berliner Philharmoniker in 3D in cinemas across the UK

A new film, made in 3D, of the Berliner Philharmoniker in concert is being screened in cinemas across the UK from May 9. Mahler’s First Symphony was made in Singapore’s Esplanade Concert Hall but for the...

James Jolly
Opera Rara's latest production, Linda di Chamounix

Sir Mark Elder takes up the artistic direction of Opera Rara

Opera Rara, the label which specialises in restoring forgotten operas of the 19th century to circulation, both in concert and on disc, has named the conductor Sir Mark Elder as its new artistic direction. Stephen Revell,...

James Jolly
Sidney Harman

Harman/Kardon co-founder Sidney Harman has died, aged 92

Sidney Harman, the co-founder of what became one of the world's largest home entertainment electronics companies, has died. He was 92. Harman's career encompassed owning the company – three times! –, a spell as under secretary...

Andrew Everard

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