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 an essential magazine for students and performers of classical music.
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 the Awards issue of Gramophone, on sale from September 14, we bring you a full report of the biggest classical event of the year – the Gramophone Awards 2018. We name the 10 category winners, and also reveal the recipients of our highly anticipated special awards, including Orchestra of the Year – the one category voted for by the public – and Recording of the Year.
In other features, Jed Distler throws himself into the unique sound world of Busoni’s solo-piano transcription of Bach’s Chaconne in ‘Collection’, Richard Whitehouse explores Pascal Dusapin’s unpredictable musical idiom in ‘Contemporary Composers’, and Editor-in-Chief James Jolly travels to Estonia to speak to Paavo Järvi about the challenges of conducting Brahms’s Haydn Variations in ‘Musician and the Score’.
Plus, don’t miss our expert critics’ opinions of the newest classical releases: which will be named Editor’s Choice, and which overall recording will be crowned Recording of the Month?