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 Gramophone we talk to Jonas Kaufmann, perhaps the starriest tenor since Pavarotti, about his new recording of Wagner’s Parsifal, as well as discussing other repertoire from Puccini to Strauss. Other major interviews this month include fellow tenor - and demonstrating how varied that voice can be - Cyrille Dubois, plus conductor and devoted champion of music both known and unfamiliar, JoAnn Falletta. Our Contemporary Composer this issue is American composer Elena Ruehr, while the Musician & the Score focusses on Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata in the company of Beatrice Rana. Julian Lloyd Webber celebrates the legacy of the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich in Icons, while in Classics Reconsidered we revisit Brigitte Fassbaender’s gripping yet uncompromising 1988 recording of Schubert’s Winterreise. The Collection examines Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony, tracing its recorded history and recommending the best versions to listen to - plus, as always, our world-leading critics review the latest classical music releases on CD, DVD and download, with the best being crowned ‘Editor’s Choice’.