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Album: Antonio Pappano, Rossini: William Tell (EMI Classics)

Rossini's final opera is infrequently staged, and it's unlikely anyone will try again soon: why risk comparison with Pappano's magisterial presentation, the latest in a string of triumphs for the maestro?

The Business On... Simon Borrows, Chairman, Greenhill

Do I know him?

Album: Blondie, Panic of Girls (EMI / Eleven Seven)

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EMI back on the market as Citigroup seeks exit strategy

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Album: Donovan, Sunshine Superman Stereo Special Edition (EMI)

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Album: Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Sound of Sunshine (EMI)

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Album: Pet Shop Boys, The Most Incredible Thing (EMI)

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Album: The Unthanks, Last (RabbleRouser/EMI)

That's "last" as in endure, rather than final, with The Unthanks' affinity for traditional folk songs augmented here by bandleader Adrian McNally's haunting title-track, a regretful acknowledge-ment of how we renege on our duties as merely the current generation of a long, unending line.

Sounds like a slump at Warner

Sales at Warner Music Group fell by more than expected in the three months to 31 December.

Citigroup grabs control of EMI from Hands

Citigroup snatched control of EMI from the private equity mogul Guy Hands yesterday, after the historic record label's management declared it could not go on under the burden of billions of pounds of crippling debt.

David Prosser: End of the road for Hands at EMI

Outlook The EMI saga is finally drawing to a close. Having taken control of the music company, Citigroup will presumably offload it to the highest bidder, finally removing the uncertainties under which the company's employees and performing artists have been labouring since Terra Firma's takeover began to go so badly wrong.

Going for a song: who is set to move for EMI?

Not long after news emerged that Terra Firma had lost control of EMI, speculation had reached boiling point over where the future of the troubled music label lies.

Citigroup takes control of EMI

Investment bank Citigroup has seized control of record label EMI from beleaguered financier Guy Hands, it was announced today.

Stephen Foley: Warner's stock rises on Goldman Sachs hiring

US Outlook: Edgar Bronfman Jr has already made a start trying raising the money to pay his €5m (£4.2m) fine for insider trading.

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