Gramophone

Archived since April 1923 Complete Archive Monthly
1,278 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
To mark 150 years since Schoenberg’s birth, in this month's cover story we explore the music, life and legacy of this pioneering 20th-century composer. We also meet the vocal ensemble Gesualdo Six, who mix early music excellence with contemporary composers, as they release their latest album. As Decca unveils a celebratory set devoted to the famed producer John Culshaw, James Jolly tells the story of why his impact, and art, was so significant. Elsewhere in the issue Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy talk us through one of the finest of works for piano four hands, Schubert’s F minor Fantasie, we celebrate the great harpsichordist Wanda Landowska, explore the growing catalogue of music by Scottish composer Stuart MacRae, and listen to the many recordings of Schütz’s Musicalische Exequien and name the best in our Collection feature. Plus, as always, we bring you reviews of the finest new classical music albums by the world leading experts, and much more!

Subjects: Classical, Culture, Music, Opera

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  • First Issue: April 1923
  • Latest Issue: July 2024
  • Issue Count: 1,278
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-531X