Diapason (magazine)

For other uses, see Diapason (disambiguation).
Editor Emmanuel Dupuy[1]
Frequency monthly
Circulation 35419 (as of 30 June 2008)[2]
First issue 1956
Company Mondadori
Country France
Based in Paris
Language French
Website www.diapasonmag.fr

Diapason (literally "through all notes") is a monthly magazine, published in French by Italian media group Mondadori.[1] The magazine focuses on classical music, especially classical music recordings and hi-fi.[3] The magazine was created by Georges Chérière in Angers, France[4][5] under the title Diapason donne le ton dans l'Ouest and the first issue was published in Paris, 1956.[6]

The critics of Diapason review internationally released classical CDs and DVDs each month, and the best ten albums are awarded by the prestigious Diapason d'Or. The award is comparable with those given by the BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone.[7][8][9]

Diapason provides information online via two websites.

The principal French language alternative to Diapason was Le Monde de la Musique, but that magazine ceased publication in 2009. Much of its readership then transferred to Diapason, increasing the circulation there.[10] That magazine's highly regarded equivalent to the Diapason d'Or was the Choc du Monde de la Musique, often spelled CHOC.

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  1. 1 2 (June 30, 2008) Diapason Gruppo Mondadori
  3. (2009) 2009 Naxos Catalog reviews and ratings Naxos Records
  4. (French) 18 December 2008 Classica et Le Monde de la Musique s’allient ! Qobuz
  5. (French) (1 April 2006) Media(s) ResMusica
  6. (French) Yves Riesel (9 July 2009) Les souvenirs de Michel Bernstein (II), Qobuz
  7. (Spanish) (15 December 2009) Diapason d’Or para el cd del Cuarteto Diotima con música de Posadas docenotas.com
  8. (6 March 2005) Local son soars in Europe The Star online
  9. (Korean) Jeon, Yeong-seon (전영선) (17 September 2002) 피아니스트 임동혁군 佛 ‘황금 디아파종상’ 수상 (in Korean) Munhwa Ilbo
  10. (French) "Actualité : La mort du Monde de la musique", Diapason, 25 March 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
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