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 July issue of Gramophone, on sale from June 12, Andrew Farach-Colton chooses 10 seminal recordings to celebrate Sir John Barbirolli’s legacy, a century after the conductor’s death. Plus, Michelle Assay interviews the unstoppable Jean-Efflam Bavouzet about his multi-release Beethoven year recording project, starting with ‘The Beethoven Connection’ which explores the composer’s lesser-known contemporaries.
Elsewhere, that pinnacle of the violin repertoire, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, is the subject of this month’s Collection by Charlotte Gardner. Which recording is the one to own? Meanwhile, in Classics Reconsidered, Mark Pullinger and Hugo Shirley share their views on Claudia Abbado’s 1972 recording of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with the London Symphony Orchestra on DG. Has it retained its ‘classic’ status?
Plus, 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?