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Pierrette Alarie-Simoneau (photo: DeBellis, courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera A

French-Canadian soprano Pierrette Alarie-Simoneau has died

Pierrette Alarie, the coloratura soprano and wife of the tenor Léopold Simoneau, has died: she was 89. Her light, sparkling soprano led her towards such roles as Oscar in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (with which...

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Cornell MacNeil as Verdi's Amonasro

Cornell MacNeil has died

And so, of the long tradition of great American Verdi baritones, only one remains. Lawrence Tibbett, Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill and now Cornell MacNeil are no longer with us. Sherrill Milnes is the only one still...

James Inverne
Benjamin Grosvenor on his new Decca disc (photo: Decca/Sussie Ahlburg)

Listen to the latest Gramophone Podcast

In this month's Gramophone Podcast pianist Benjamin Grosvenor – aged just 19 but signed to Decca and opening the 2011 BBC Proms – talks to Martin Cullingford about his new disc of music by Chopin, Liszt...

Martin Cullingford
Lord Harewood - a life devoted to the arts (photo: Harewood House Trust)

The Earl of Harewood has died aged 88

Lord Harewood was managing director of Sadler’s Wells Opera and the company that grew out of it, English National Opera – London’s English-language opera house – from 1972 until 1985. He was also editor of Kobbé’s...

Martin Cullingford
Seiji Ozawa, Praemium Imperiale recipient

Seiji Ozawa wins Praemium Imperiale award

Seiji Ozawa has won this year’s Praemium Imperiale award for music. The awards themselves, which are bestowed by the Japan Art Association and given by the imperial family of Japan, come at a time when that...

James Inverne
Thomas Søndergård to take over BBC NOW (photo: Betina Skovbro)

Thomas Søndergård named BBC National Orchestra of Wales principal conductor

Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård has been named as the new principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales . He takes up the role in September next year, succeeding Thierry Fischer, and in the meantime...

Martin Cullingford
Josef Suk, great Czech violinist (photo: Sterba Martin/ CTK/Alamy )

Josef Suk has died

Born August 8, 1929; died July 6, 2011 The passing of Josef Suk will prove especially sad for lovers of Czech repertoire who will no doubt own either of his benchmark recordings of the Violin Concerto...

Martin Cullingford
Gustavo Dudamel talks to Gramophone in the August 2011 issue

August issue of Gramophone on sale now

The new issue of Gramophone features the phenomenally-talented conductor Gustavo Dudamel on our cover, while in a major interview inside he talks about the music of Nielsen, Bruckner and Sibelius, and reflects on his career so...

Martin Cullingford
Dudamel: hear him conduct Nielsen (photo: Richard Reinsdorf)

Exclusive Dudamel track!

The new issue of Gramophone features the phenomenally-talented conductor Gustavo Dudamel on our cover, while in a major interview inside he talks about the music of Nielsen, Bruckner and Sibelius, and reflects on his career so...

Martin Cullingford
Robin Ticciati takes over Glyndebourne in 2014 (photo: Chris Christoforou)

Robin Ticciati will take over Glyndebourne

Only weeks after Gramophone named him as one of the 10 new conductors “on the verge of greatness”, Robin Ticciati has been announced as the next music director of the Glyndebourne Festival . The 27 year-old,...

James Inverne

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