Michel Corboz died last Thursday of cardiac arrest at the age of 87. For a whole generation, he remains the immense conductor of the early days of stereo. His complicity with Michel Garcin and Erato defined a key moment in the history of the record: the one when, unconquered by historically informed practices, performers and producers sought a lean but fervent approach to the repertoire.
With 6 points ahead and an advantage in the direct confrontation, Belgium can hardly be reached any longer. At the rate things are going, a 6 of 6 against Belarus in Kazan and against Estonia could even secure qualification for the 2022 world championship before the final trip to Wales.