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.
Gramophone’s first issue was April 1923, and so our April 2023 issue is a special celebratory centenary edition. Features include a major history of the magazine - and by extension of classical recording itself - as well as special archive section reproducing some of the most significant articles from our past century. We also explore why listening to historic recordings is so important, and take a look at ten artists shaping classical music for the future. Meanwhile, Benjamin Grosvenor discusses Schumann’s Kreisleriana in Musician and the Score, Julian Lloyd Webber reflects on Beatrice Harrison in Icons, Rebecca Saunders is our Contemporary Composer of the month, Sibelius’s Symphony No 4 the subject of our Collection, and singer-songwriter Paul Simon our guest in My Music. Plus, as always, our experts review the latest classical releases, with the best named Editor's Choices.