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  • n. A Grammy.


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Originally the name of a brand of phonograph; coined from Ancient Greek roots by Emile Berliner after the invention of the first phonograph. See gramophone.


  • Gramophone is primarily in the business of reviewing classical music CDs; if they (to employ the British usage!) are also selling them, it raises the question of editorial independence -- presumably, a glowing review in the magazine could lead someone to buy the CD under review, which Gramophone will also sell to you for its own profit.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The Grammy Awards, originally called the Gramophone Awards, were established in 1958. - News

  • And in the scratchy old phonograph recordings Nellie Melba made for the Gramophone and Typewriter Company in the comfort of her drawing-room in Cumberland Terrace (ca. 1904), you can clearly hear the voice of the sound engineer from behind a screen give the diva her cue by shouting “Go!” when the clunky recording apparatus was successfully set in slightly arduous motion.


  • Only days before he had been duetting fabulously as pianist with Joyce DiDonato at the Gramophone Awards in a languorous version of "Over the Rainbow", on balance a piece that does bear frequent repetition though I can see I may regret that remark.

    The Turn of the Screw; Ariadne auf Naxos; Les pêcheurs de perles; Mitsuko Uchida

  • By coincidence, I just filed my review of Anne's new CD to Gramophone Magazine after having previewed her Pasadena debut with it on Saturday night for HuffPost Arts!

    Laurence Vittes: Nexus of the Arts: Anne Akiko Meyers, Keith Olbermann and Antonious Stradivarious

  • We then discovered the actual Golden Gramophone was sent to us by mail; there was no grand hand-over on the day.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Comprising four young and adventurous French musicians—Mr. Merlin, violist Mathieu Herzog and violinists Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure—the Ebène Quartet clinched its position in the international firmament in 2009, when its recording of Debussy, Ravel and Fauré won Gramophone Magazine's awards as Best Chamber Recording and Record of the Year.

    An Eclectic Quartet With Élan

  • Canadian Baroque ensemble Masques, “stylishly led from the harpsichord by Oliver Fortin” (San Francisco Classical Voice), leads the way on May 10; Czech Gramophone Award-winning string quartet Pavel Haas Quartet follows on May 17.

    Harlem String Quartet at the Greenspace «

  • Under the worst-case scenario for Hands, EMI, a fixture on the music scene since it was founded as the Gramophone Company in 1897, could even fall into administration, letting Citigroup seize control, giving it the chance to sell it on to a trade buyer such as Warner Music.

    EMI: the £4.2bn deal that turned the best of friends into bitter enemies

  • Landon, Howard Chandler Robbins (March 6, 1926 – November 20, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Gramophone obit

    2009 – Deaths L-O « The Graveyard


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