Pick of the Week:

Death of Baroque maestro, aged 56

Brazilian media are reporting the untimely death yesterday of Nicolau de Figueiredo, conductor, harpsichordist, professor and all-round baroque enthusiast. No cause of death has been given.

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Maestro turns 40

    Happy birthday to the other Petrenko, the one that supports Liverpool FC and writes in its programmes. Big in Oslo, too. Raise a

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Bolshoi chief in health scare

Reports flashed around Moscow early today that Vladimir Urin, 69, had been rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. The Bolshoi later issued a statement that

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