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Domingo will sing Rigoletto in a live television broadcast

Plácido Domingo to sing Rigoletto

To hear the plaudits that greeted Plácido Domingo at Covent Garden and then at the Proms recently, one would think that Simon Boccanegra was to be his last great hurrah. Certainly his bold foray into baritone...

James Inverne
David Fanshawe, composer of the celebrated African Sanctus, has died

Obituary: David Fanshawe

Born April 19, 1942; died July 5, 2010 David Fanshawe, who died suddenly of a stroke, was a national treasure. Physically tall but gently eccentric, he evolved an all-embracing view of music based on the juxtaposition...

Charlotte Smith
Sir Charles Mackerras's Dvorak (Supraphon) is nominated for this year's Gramopho

Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras dies at the age of 84

The conductor Sir Charles Mackerras died yesterday; he was 84. Celebrated for his wide musical sympathies, Mackerras enjoyed a career that spanned 60 years and took him all over the world. Born in New York to...

James Jolly
King's College CHARM project

King's College London launches its CHARM project

There are historic recordings, and great recordings that just happen to be ‘old’, and if you log on to the website of CHARM (the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music) you can download...

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Cesare Siepi, great Italian bass (photo: Tully Potter Collection)

Cesare Siepi, great Italian bass, has died

Cesare Siepi, the great Italian bass who died in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 5, at the age of 87, was one of the most respected opera singers of his generation. He also enjoyed exceptional vocal longevity:...

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Juanjo Mena takes over the BBC Philharmonic (photo: Sussie Ahlburg)

Juanjo Mena named chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena is to succeed Gianandrea Noseda as chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic . The initial contract is for three years, and begins with the 2011-12 season. The Spanish conductor will lead the Manchester-based ensemble...

Martin Cullingford
Khatia Buniatishvili - joins Sony (photo: Julia Wesely)

New Sony signing - Khatia Buniatishvili

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical. The young Georgian musician – born in Tbilisi, in 1987 – was recently awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and appointed to the BBC New Generations...

Martin Cullingford
Step back in time: the BBC Proms Archive site

BBC Proms launches online Archive

The BBC Proms has launched an online Archive containing a searchable database of every performance, composer, work, musician and ensemble to have featured in the festival’s 115-year history. A total of 7168 concerts have taken place...

Martin Cullingford
Ludovic Morlot

Ludovic Morlot named Seattle Symphony director designate

After 26 years at the helm of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwartz is stepping down as music director to become conductor laureate. His replacement is 35-year-old French conductor Ludovic Morlot, who was named music director designate...

Charlotte Smith
Minnesota Orchestra

Free downloads from Minnesota

The Minnesota Orchestra and its music director Osmo Vänskä has launched a new download initiative. To mark the launch of the orchestra’s own download store, two works are being made available free of charge: Stravinsky’s Petrushka...

Charlotte Smith

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