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 April issue of Gramophone, on sale from March 20, our current Artist of the Year Víkingur Ólafsson talks to Editor Martin Cullingford inReykjavík about his new recording of Rameau and Debussy for DG, while Rob Cowan ditches the ‘usual suspects’ and recommends Beethoven recordings of major works that are all too often overlooked. Plus, our annual bumper Festivals Guide highlights the very best music events in the UK, Europe and North America plus even further afield.
Elsewhere, in Collection Richard Osborne tackles that pillar of Western classical music, Beethoven’s Ninth, and settles on his overall favourite recording, while in Classics Reconsidered, Peter Quantrill and David Gutman weigh up the 1970 recording of Horenstein’s Mahler 3 – has it retained its ‘collector’ status, half a century later? And, as always, 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?