Gramophone

Archived since April 1923 Complete Archive Monthly
1,277 issues
Gramophone has been the world’s leading authority on classical music since 1923. With 13 issues a year every edition will enrich your classical music knowledge with in-depth interviews and features about composers past and present, plus established and new artists from across the globe. Each issue includes over 100 reviews of the latest CDs, downloads, DVDs and books all written by our globally acclaimed panel of expert critics. Gramophone is the magazine for the classical collector, as well for the enthusiast starting a voyage of discovery. 

The trial issue features an in-depth retrospective on Schubert’s Winterreise, with input from some of the leading performers of the song cycle, including Jonas Kauffman, Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley and Brigitte Fassbaender. 

It also includes an interview with the San Francisco Symphony’s conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas; the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director, Alan Gilbert, discusses Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony; plus we look back at the remarkable career of American soprano Leontyne Price. 

Also featured in the trial issue: we analyse the breakthrough works of John Adams, we reconsider Sir Thomas Beecham’s classic recording of Puccini’s La bohème, and we recommend the very best recordings of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2.

Please note: This is the North American edition of Gramophone. It includes all the pages of the UK edition and also a specialised 16 page supplement each issue, “Sounds of America”. This details the most exciting musical developments across North America as well as reviewing the most interesting specialist American releases.

Latest issue
In the cover story for our June issue violinist Rachel Podger talks about her life in music, her joy in collaborations and love for music from the English Baroque that forms her latest album, ‘The Muses Restor’d’. Also in this issue we meet with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, who begin a new series pairing each of Brahms’s three piano quartets with a work by one of his lesser-known contemporaries. Plus, Ensemble Diderot tell us about their typically adventurous new album of Berlin harpsichord concertos by composers from the court of Frederick II. In this month’s Icons, David Patrick Stearns traces the legacy of the German conductor Klaus Tennstedt, while in Classics Reconsidered, Edward Breen and Fabrice Fitch return to the 1983 recording, originally for EMI, of Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame by the Taverner Consort and Taverner Choir directed by Andrew Parrott. In Collection, the work in focus is Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri, a cycle of seven cantatas composed in 1680. Which versions are the best? In Contemporary Composers we explore the music of the English symphonist Matthew Taylor and suggests some listening, while Musician & the Score sees pianist Alexander Melnikov and harpsichordist Céline Frisch discuss CPE Bach’s Concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano. Plus, as always, our world-leading critics review the latest classical music releases on CD, DVD and download – with the best being crowned ‘Editor’s Choice’.

Subjects: Classical, Culture, Music, Opera

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  • First Issue: April 1923
  • Latest Issue: June 2024
  • Issue Count: 1,277
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-531X