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Chevalier Tate

The French government has named British conductor Jeffrey Tate a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur - a distinction usually reserved for Frenchmen. Tate has been a Chevalier of Arts and Letters since 1990.

Muddling through

The British government has come under attack from Simon Rattle for its attitude towards funding the country's orchestras, with Sir Simon claiming that they are all 'technically bankrupt', but that they 'muddle through'. Rattle also suggests in an interview with Radio Times magazine that anyone running a British Arts organisation is likely to be permanently exhausted.

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Death of Rodrigo

The much-loved Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo died on 6th July. Please refer to our Rodrigo tribute for further information.

Gramophone Buyout

Michael Heseltine's company Haymarket Publications is to buy Gramophone Publications for around £10m. Owned and run by the Pollard family, the Gramophone magazine has always had dominance in the classical record market for its copious reviews of new releases and the authority of its panel of reviewers. We await developments with interest.

Yakov Kreizberg

It was announced on 2 July that Yakov Kreizberg will stand down as Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 1999/2000 Season. He took over in September 1995 to generate a period of growth for the orchestra, which shows in the present excellence of both their national and international acclaim.

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