Gramophone

Archived since April 1923 Complete Archive Monthly
1,275 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
The April 2024 issue of Gramophone features Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska on the cover, whose new recording project – or ‘mixtape’ – showcases the breadth of modern orchestral music. Elsewhere in the issue, we pay tribute to the legacy of Sir Neville Marriner, who would have been 100 this year. Plus, we talk to pianist Lucas Debargue about recording the complete solo piano music of Gabriel Fauré. Icons recalls the artistry of the Italian baritone Sesto Bruscantini, while Classics Reconsidered assesses the merits of the Raphael Ensemble’s 1988 recording of Brahms’s String Sextets. The Collection looks at the recorded history of Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto and names the leading versions, our Contemporary Composers feature explores the music of Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski, and in Musician & the Score Semyon Bychkov talks about Smetana’s Má Vlast. Plus, as always, we bring you reviews by our expert critics of the latest classical music releases, with the best named Editor’s Choices.

Subjects: Classical, Culture, Music, Opera

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  • First Issue: April 1923
  • Latest Issue: April 2024
  • Issue Count: 1,275
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-531X