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 January 2020 issue of Gramophone, on sale from December 27, we start Beethoven Year with a bang thanks to Richard Osborne’s in-depth exploration of Beethoven on record. Elsewhere, Richard Bratby meets Sheku Kenneh-Mason who has recorded that pinnacle of the repertoire, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, with the LSO under Sir Simon Rattle. Plus, Charlotte Gardner interviews the violinist Joshua Bell about how he’s gearing up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Academy of St Martin the Fields, of which he has been Music Director since 2011.
Going back to Beethoven, for our Collection feature Jed Distler trawls through the numerous recording of the Hammerklavier Piano Sonata and recommends his favourite; and, in honour of the composer’s 250th anniversary, our regular back-page ‘My Music’ feature becomes ‘My Beethoven’ for the whole of 2020 – kicking off with Simon Callow on encountering the Eroica for the first time.
And finally, 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?