Diapason founder dies

Diapason founder dies


norman lebrecht

November 18, 2022

The death has been reported of Georges Cherière, founder-editor of the leading French music monthly Diapason.

Cherière ruled the magazine for 30 years from 1956 to 1986.

Soon after he founded Repertoire, a CD magazine which did not last long.

He was 89.



  • Fernandel says:

    A mix of cunning storekeeper and centurion. Great figure.

  • pjl says:

    REPERTOIRE was my favourite review magazine and ran for many years but once there were 4 monthly review magazines and the cd boom reduced, they merged with Classica which still exists.

  • pjl says:

    seems that REPERTOIRE lasted 16 years with 174 issues before the merger with Classica though Cheriere passed the editorship to the equally excellent Christophe Huss in 1993