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Welcome to the new Gramophone website. Regular visitors to Gramophone online will already be familiar with our extensive coverage of the music world’s latest developments in our news section, and may already have explored our 87...

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Composer Brett Dean’s opera opens tomorrow (photo: Intermusica)

Bliss in Sydney

Opera Australia will give the world premiere of Bliss , a new opera with music by Brett Dean and words by Amanda Holden, tomorrow (Friday) evening. Adapted from the award-winning first novel of Australian writer Peter...

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Reinventing the concert: Alex Ross (Photo: David Michalek)

Alex Ross - The rest is...applause

The annual Royal Philharmonic Society lecture was delivered last night to a packed Wigmore Hall by Alex Ross, the New Yorker music critic and author of The Rest is Noise .

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Philip Langridge, who has died aged 70 (Photo: Richard Davies)

Philip Langridge has died aged 70

The English tenor Philip Langridge died on Friday, aged 70. Born on December 16, 1939 in Kent, Langridge studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London before starting his career as an orchestral violinist. His...

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New Camerata conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy (Photo: Aline Paley)

Manchester Camerata names new music director

Manchester Camerata has appointed Gábor Takács-Nagy as its new music director. He will take over from Douglas Boyd as head of the chamber orchestra next year. The founding leader of the Takács Quartet, Budapest-born Takács-Nagy began to shift his focus to conducting in 2001. He was appointed music director of the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in 2007, and is also principal guest conductor of both the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, and founder of string orchestra Camerata Bellerive.

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Ainars Rubikis, en route to success (Photo: Matthias Hoch)

Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition: results

The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition has been won by 31-year-old Latvian, Ainars Rubikis. He takes home a prize of €20,000 and conducts the orchestra in a public concert featuring the competition repertoire on Friday evening. Rubikis was one of two finalists in the competition, along with Aziz Shokhakimov, a 21-year-old from Uzbekistan, who was awarded the second prize of €10,000. Third prize (€5000) went to semi-finalist Yordan Kamdzhalov, a 29-year-old from Bulgaria.

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Stéphane Denève joins the Stuttgart RSO (photo: Drew Farrell)

Stéphane Denève joins the Stuttgart RSO as its new chief conductor

Stéphane Denève has been announced as Sir Roger Norrington’s successor at the helm of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR), a role he takes up at the start of the 2011-12 season. Simultaneously, it has been announced that Denève will extend his contract with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra by another year, taking it to the end of the 2011-12 season.

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Irina Arkhipova, who died in February (photo: Tully Potter)

Irina Arkhipova - obituary

By the early 1960s chinks had begun to appear in the Iron Curtain: as on a dark night, cautiously but conspicuously, the stars began to show through. Arkhipova was one of the brightest, and, ultimately, in...

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Bernard Coutaz, Harmonia Mundi founder (photo: Dahmane)

Bernard Coutaz, Harmonia Mundi founder, has died

Bernard Coutaz, the founder and patron for the past 52 years of Harmonia Mundi, has died aged 87. The recipient of Gramophone ’s Special Achievement Award at last year’s Awards (you can watch a video we...

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Met Opera unveils 2010/11 season (photo: NYC & Company, Inc / Jon Ortner)

New York’s Metropolitan Opera unveils its 2010-11 season

The Met’s general manager Peter Gelb and music director James Levine have announced (February 22) next year’s season which includes seven new productions and the launch of a new cycle of Wagner’s Ring . New to the Met repertoire are John Adams’s Nixon in China and Rossini’s Le comte Ory .

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