Gramophone

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1,151 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 January 2017 issue of Gramophone, on sale from January 4, we welcome in the New Year with a feast of fascinating features. First up, there’s our cover story on Arturo Toscanini, the Italian conductor who made a profound impact on the relationship between classical music and broadcasting and recording; a century-and-a-half after his birth, Richard Osborne discusses the maestro’s life and legacy. There’s also an insightful, entertaining profile piece by Lindsay Kemp on the countertenor Iestyn Davies – in demand as a recitalist, opera singer and West End star, and now due to release a new recording of solo Bach cantatas. We’ve also included an Icons tribute to singer Grace Bumbry on her 80th birthday, an informative Contemporary Composer feature on the Russian-born, American-based Lera Auerbach, and a thoroughly researched Collection by Fabrice Fitch on Biber’s Mystery Sonatas. Add to all that our substantial reviews section, which includes all the latest classical music releases, and you’ll find a January issue that’s bound to help you beat the post-Christmas blues!

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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: First Issue: April 1923
  • Latest Issue: January 2017
  • Issue Count: 1,151
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-531X

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