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New on the Gramophone Player this month

This month's new Playlist is now complete. Log on to the Gramophone Player to listen to music from the Recording of the Month – Eric Whitacre’s "Light and Gold" on Decca – and the Editor’s Choice...

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Antoni Wit's Szymanowski - new on ICA Classics (photo: J Multarzynski)

Artist management company launches new label

International Classical Artists – formerly Van Walsum Management – is launching its own recording label. The artist management company is home to some of the world’s leading musicians, including conductors Kent Nagano and Michael Tilson Thomas,...

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Have you entered this month's quiz yet?

Each month, Gramophone 's online quiz asks you to draw on your musical knowledge – and your skill at using a search engine (or, if you prefer, you are very welcome to reach over to your...

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December issue of Gramophone out now!

The choral group The King’s Singers have long defied musical pigeonholing with a discography and concert-programming policy which has embraced early music and close harmony arrangements of pop songs alike. Gramophone followed them through the late...

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Performing Michael Gandolfi's new work (Photo: Atlanta SO)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra launches own label

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, best known for its recordings for Telarc, has announced plans for its own label. The first recording on ASO Media – which is due for release on February 22 as both a...

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Henryk Gorécki, who has died aged 76 (photo: Gerry Hurkmans)

Henryk Górecki dies aged 76

The composer who “talked with death often” has died at the age of 76. Henryk Górecki was almost a ‘one work composer’ but while others who have earned that rather dubious title have often done so...

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Edward Rushton's ‘With my Whip’ wins our competition (photo: Shirana Shahbazi)

The winner of the Gramophone NMC Songbook competition is...

A few months ago, Gramophone and NMC launched a competition based around the NMC Songbook. We invited readers to vote for their favourite from a selection of 10 songs from the box set. Almost 100 composers...

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Shirley Verrett, who has died aged 79 (photo: Tully Potter Collection)

Shirley Verrett has died

Born: May 31, 1931; died: November 5, 2010 There is – was (it has dwindled latterly, though not disappeared) – a line of outstanding mezzo sopranos who dominated their eras as far as the core operatic...

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Download the latest Gramophone podcast

We have just posted a new podcast at iTunes which you can download for free. It explores some of the latest releases and talks to the artists behind them. American composer Nico Muhly talks about composing...

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Sealing the deal: Zehetmair watches as the contract is confirmed

Zehetmair extends his Northern Sinfonia contract

Violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair has renewed his contract as music director of the Northern Sinfonia until August 2014. The Austrian violinist and conductor took up the post with the orchestra, based at the Sage Gateshead,...

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