Recent articles by Gramophone

Sir John Tavener has died

Composer whose work ranged from the Beatles to the Greek Orthodox faith has passed away peacefully at 69.

Daniel Barenboim to quit La Scala two years early

The music director will relinquish his post in 2015 following unconfirmed reports that Riccardo Chailly will succeed him.

Violinist to auction 'stolen' Stradivarius

Min-Jin Kym decides to sell the instrument stolen from her at London's Euston Station.

Hilliards to hang up vocal cords after 40th anniversary tour

Founding and former members join with current line-up for a final hurrah in 2014.

Gramophone Award Winners 2013 revealed!

Classical Music Awards see accolades for Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Alison Balsom, Julian Bream and Jan Lisiecki.

Ray Dolby has died

From noise-reduction on tape to digital surround sound, the inventor of an entire industry.

Stolen $2m Stradivarius violin recovered by police

Instrument, dating from 1696, was taken from violinist Min-Jin Kym in 2010.

Bayreuth's new Ring looks set to court controversy

AJ Goldmann gains access to Frank Castorf's controversial new production ahead of the first performance.

Does it really matter if a choir is 'professional' or 'amateur'?

Caroline Gill speaks to David Temple, Gabriel Crouch and Francis Pott to find out.

Richard Marlow has died

Conductor, organist and director of music at Trinity College Cambridge for nearly 40 years passes away at 73.

YouTube: the un-destruction of classical music

Despite the claims of Krystian Zimerman, Henry Norman reckons YouTube is a positive force for classical music.

Organist Cameron Carpenter signs to Sony

Initial release to feature transcriptions of classical and modern music.

Decca to release complete Benjamin Britten box-set

Twenty labels have contributed to the 65-CD set, plus DVD and book, for the composer’s centenary.

Bold programming doesn't have to mean new music

The record industry savours discoveries from the past – perhaps orchestras should try a bit of the same writes Andrew Mellor.

Harold Shapero has died

Born April 29, 1920; died May 17, 2013.

Henri Dutilleux has died

Born January 22, 1916; died May 22, 2013.

Exploring Beethoven's Ninth: on your iPad

Martin Cullingford asks whether a new app from DG and Touch Press offers an insight into the future?

Andris Nelsons to succeed Levine in Boston

At the age of 34, the conductor is the youngest music director of the prestigious orchestra in over 100 years.

Gramophone Hall of Fame 2013 announced

Fifty new influential and inspiring individuals added to list of those who have changed classical music.

Opera stars record John Denver

Aussie heldentenor Stuart Skelton joins Plácido Domingo, Danielle de Niese, Thomas Hampson and more.
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