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.
For the May issue of Gramophone, on sale from April 16, Leif Ove Andsnes tells us how even Covid couldn’t put a stop to the pianist’s new Mozart project for Sony Classical. Elsewhere, Alamire’s David Skinner discusses the ensemble’s new recording of Byrd’s 1588 collection, a fascinating feast of songs and psalms;
the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about fulfilling her dream to record, as vocalist, Schoenberg’s surrealist work Pierrot Lunaire; and we learn about a pioneering project from the Binchois Consort involving combining Renaissance polyphony with high-tech wizardry.
In addition, in this month’s Collection Tim Ashley listens to the available recordings of Falla’s El Amor brujo and chooses his favourite.
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?