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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
Gramophone's August issue - on sale now

August issue now on sale!

Few – if any – conductors today are held in such esteem as the acclaimed maestro Claudio Abbado , so a chance to discuss what lies behind his music-making is a fascinating read.

Martin Cullingford
Humour and existentialist melancholy: John Cage (photo: Mike Abraham)

All life is here: John Cage's Indeterminacy

In 1959 Smithsonian Folkways – a record label more typically associated with folk artists like Peggy Seeger and Woody Guthrie – released Indeterminacy , described as “Ninety Stories by John Cage, with Music.” The set-up was...

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David Angus is Boston Lyric Opera music director from September 2010

David Angus named Boston Lyric Opera music director

Boston Lyric Opera’s two-year search for a new music director has finally borne fruit with the appointment of David Angus. The British conductor is to take up the role from September 2010 following a successful stint...

Charlotte Smith
Anthony Hicks: an encyclopedic mind

Obituary: Anthony Hicks, Handel scholar

The distinguished musicologist, author, editor and critic Anthony Hicks passed away peacefully last month after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Gifted with an encyclopedic mind and broad range of musical interests, during the mid-1960s he...

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Maureen Forrester, contralto, has died

“If you’re big, show that you’re big – don’t try to hide it!” Thus Maureen Forrester exhorted a voice student in Canada back in the 1970s. Forrester, who died in Toronto on June 16, a few...

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Domenico Montagnana's violin has been bought by Jaime Laredo

Perfectly preserved Montagnana violin sells for record sum

A perfectly-preserved violin by the 18th century Venetian violin maker Domenico Montagnana has been bought for a world record price at auction by the violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo. The violin, which had been offered with...

Charlotte Smith
Laurence Cummings, taking Handel from London to Germany

Laurence Cummings to take over Göttingen Handel Festival

The Göttingen Handel Festival has named Laurence Cummings as the successor to Nicholas McGegan as artistic director from 2012. Cummings, a conductor and harpsichordist, is currently musical director of the London Handel Festival, and will be...

Martin Cullingford
Kristjan Järvi joins Sony (photo: Peter Rigaud)

Sony signs Kristjan Järvi

Kristjan Järvi, part of the illustrious conducting family which also includes his father Neeme and brother Paavo, has signed a contract with Sony Classical . The deal begins with the release in September of "Cantique", which...

Martin Cullingford
Composer Benjamin Lees (Photo: Bob Trogman)

Composer Benjamin Lees has died

One of the most distinguished composers to emerge in the USA in the period immediately after World War II, Lees’ reputation rests primarily on his five symphonies and various concertos - including examples with orchestra for...

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