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The new CHARM offensive

One of the most important archives of historic recordings has been unveiled by the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) under the aegis of King’s College London. CHARM’s philosophy states that “even...

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Ernst von Siemens Music Prize winner Michael Gielen

Michael Gielen wins Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation has named conductor Michael Gielen as the winner of its 2010 Music prize, worth €200,000. The prestigious international award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for Music”, honours a...

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Haydn from Rattle and the Berlin Phil

Visit the Digital Concert Hall for free!

The Berliner Philharmoniker are offering visitors to their Digital Concert Hall the chance to watch and listen to Sir Simon Rattle conducting them in Haydn’s Symphony No 92, Oxford . The symphony was recorded in concert...

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Digital overtakes physical

Digital overtakes physical

PRS for Music, the organisation which oversees royalty collection for over 65,000 composers and song writers, today announced that online music sales had at last overtaken physical sales (on CD and DVD formats). Online sales were...

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Gramophone online relaunches

Gramophone online relaunches

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...

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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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