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 August issue of Gramophone, on sale from July 12, we explore how Arvo Pärt has increased the profile of Estonian choral music, leading to similar developments in Finland, Latvia and Lithuania; Ivan Moody speaks to key exponents in this burgeoning area to explore what links the choral music of these countries.
Elsewhere, Charlotte Gardner meets violinist Nicola Benedetti to discuss the concerto written for her by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, and Lindsay Kemp interviews William Christie and Paul Agnew to talk about the history and future of Les Arts Florissants, the early music ensemble founded 50 years ago.
In addition, for this issue’s Collection, Geraint Lewis listens to multiple versions of Elgar’s First Symphony and chooses his top choice.
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?