Gramophone

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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

This month we meet conductor, harpsichordist and founder of Les Talens Lyriques Christophe Rousset, as he marks his excellent ensemble’s 30th anniversary with a trio of recordings. Elsewhere in the issue, we head into Abbey Road to find out about the latest remastering of Solti’s Ring Cycle, one of the most revered of all opera recordings, and also catch up with conductor Robert Trevino to explore his new Ravel recording with his Basque National Orchestra. The Collection this month looks at recordings of Britten’s War Requiem: which recordings have best presented the composer’s powerful plea for peace? Christian Winther Christensen is the subject of our Contemporary Composer feature; the Austrian cellist Emanuel Feuermann is celebrated in this month′s Icons; while in Musician and the Score, conductor John Wilson talks about his new Chandos recording of Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead. Meanwhile, Steven Isserlis’s famed recording of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil is the subject of this month’s Classics Reconsidered. Lastly, we offer a round-up of the latest audio news and products, plus, as always, our expert writers offer their response to the latest albums – both new and archive – the best of which are named Editor’s Choices.

Subjects: Classical, Culture, Music, Opera

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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.

  • First Issue: April 1923
  • Latest Issue: November 2022
  • Issue Count: 1,252
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-531X