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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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Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester (photo: Gert Mothes)

Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester live

The Great Concert, an annual event that commemorates the celebrated Leipzig orchestra’s first concert in 1743, will be streamed on the web live on February 18 at 8pm (CET), and thereafter available to view for free...

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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos heads the DNSO

The Danish National SO goes for experience

Bucking the trend of orchestras appointing young conductors, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has announced the 78-year-old Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos as its next chief conductor. Frühbeck will succeed the present incumbent, Thomas Dausgaard, at the...

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Ingolf Wunder - signs to the Yellow Label (photo: Hannah Miles)

Deutsche Grammophon signs Ingolf Wunder

Deutsche Grammophon has signed pianist Ingolf Wunder to its roster of artists. The Austrian pianist, who took second prize at last year’s Warsaw International Chopin Competition, will launch his Yellow-label career with a solo Chopin recital,...

Martin Cullingford

The March 2011 edition of Gramophone is on sale now

This month's cover story explores the legacy of Sir Thomas Beecham ; to mark 50 years since the great conductor’s death, Rob Cowan goes in search of the secrets that lay behind the brilliance of the man who did so much to shape Britain's music scene. Log on the Gramophone Player to listen to Beecham conduct Delius’s In a Summer Garden , courtesy of the Somm label.

Martin Cullingford
Lisa Batiashvili's new disc is our Record of the Month

New on the Gramophone Player

This month's new content has now been loaded onto the Gramophone Player, and is available to stream now. Listen to movements or tracks from all of this month’s Editor's Choice recordings, plus excerpts from the Reissue...

Martin Cullingford
Milton Babbit: belief in music (photo: Tully Potter Collection)

Obituary: Milton Babbitt, composer

In 1958 the composer Milton Babbitt, who has died in Princeton, New Jersey aged 94, wrote an article for High Fidelity magazine arguing that music had now evolved into a quasi-science which “the normally well-educated man...

Martin Cullingford

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