Pick of the Week:

Teodor Currentzis collects 75k

The Greek-Russian conductor, music director in Perm, has been named winner of this year’s Kairos Prize, awarded by the controversial Toepfer Foundation and worth 75,000

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Leontyne is 89

The first Afro-American to sing a name role at La Scala – she was Aida in 1960 – has a birthday today. Many happy returns,

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German takes charge at Decca

Dr Alexander Buhr becomes managing director of Decca Classics from today. A rising star at Universal Music, he reinvented Mercury Classics as a successful crossover

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