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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.
This month's cover artist is horn player Sarah Willis, a born communicator whether playing in the Berlin Philharmonic or recording Mozart in Cuba. Other in-depth features include talking to The English Concert's Harry Bicket about an ambitious project to make filmed performances of Handel’s entire catalogue freely available online, plus we report from Merton College, Oxford about a recording of English orchestral anthems. This month's Collection is Vaughan Williams’s Oboe Concerto - which is the best recording to own? Meanwhile, Arturo Toscanini is this issue's Icon, Dobrinka Tabakova the subject of our Contemporary Composer profile, and Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter our My Music interviewee. Plus, as always, the latest classical music releases reviewed by our world-leading experts, with the finest albums being named Editor's Choices.
Subjects: Classical, Culture, Music, Opera
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- First Issue: April 1923
- Latest Issue: June 2023
- Issue Count: 1,260
- Published: Monthly
- ISSN: 2059-531X