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.
In this month's cover story we meet soprano Asmik Grigorian, who won a Gramophone Award in 2022 for Rachmaninov and has now sets her sights on Strauss’s Four Last Songs - we talk to her about her career and the many roles she's excelling in on stage. We also talk to Martin James Bartlett about the pianist’s new album of dance-inspired works by French composers, while a further explores the music of Smetana as we mark the 200th anniversary of the Czech composer’s death. Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite is the topic of this month's Musician and Score, while recordings of Elgar’s Violin Concerto are under the spotlight in the Collection. Icons pays tribute to Polish-American conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Arlene Sierra is this month's featured contemporary composer, and author and artist Charlie Mackesy tells us about the place of classical music in his life in My Music. Plus reviews of the latest classical music albums by the finest critics, with the very best being named Editor's Choices.