Gramophone Magazine

magazine Nov 01 2020 · Gramophone Magazine

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Gramophone enriches your classical music experience and connects you with great recordings. Packed with features across all classical music genres, our globally acclaimed writers will inform and entertain you with independent and intelligent editorial and more than 150 reviews in every issue. Our reputation is founded on our acclaimed critical analyses of the latest CD releases, in-depth features and interviews with classical stars, and our comprehensive coverage of recorded and live music. Please Note: This price excludes VAT which will be added when you checkout.

Thoughts from our founder – 80 years on • Founded in 1923 by Sir Compton Mackenzie and Christopher Stone as ‘an organ of candid opinion for the numerous possessors of gramophones’


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GRAMOPHONE Editor's choice • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews



GRAMOPHONE Online • The magazine is just the beginning. Visit for …

GRAMOPHONE GUIDE TO … Gigue • Richard Wigmore on the dance that delighted Europe

ARTISTS & their INSTRUMENTS • Alec Frank-Gemmill on the horn he borrowed from the Brain family

Sydney Symphony Orchestra • Our monthly series telling the story behind an orchestra

Unique Debussy recording project released on Naxos

FROM WHERE I SIT • It’s special to be equally at home in the West End and at Glyndebourne, says Edward Seckerson

Ushering in A NEW CHAPTER • As Paavo Järvi settles into his role as Chief Conductor of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, James Jolly talks Tchaikovsky and more with one of the busiest and most in-demand conductors of today

KEEPING TAVENER’S SPIRIT ALIVE • Cellist Steven Isserlis connected with composer Sir John Tavener on a spiritual, as well as musical, level. His new album celebrates their unique relationship, says Charlotte Gardner

Sounding out JOSQUIN • Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have now recorded all 18 of Josquin’s Masses. With the early music world preparing to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the composer’s death, Phillips tells Ivan Moody why Josquin’s ‘got what it takes’

GRAMOPHONE RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Andrew Mellor finds strong allies in Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in making the case for Nielsen’s early symphonies as essential masterpieces


BRUCKNER SYMPHONIES FROM MUNICH • Peter Quantrill immerses himself in the latest instalments of Valery Gergiev’s Bruckner cycle with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and finds a series growing in stature

Bartók’s Piano Concerto No 3 • Andreas Haefliger talks to Harriet Smith about the challenges posed by this optimistic swansong


STARS ALIGNED IN VERBIER • Harriet Smith hears some digital-only festival performances


Vittorio Gui • The founder of a handful of Italian orchestras, this conductor gave equal importance to his operatic and symphonic work and was himself a respected composer, says Tully Potter



Nicola LeFanu • Unassuming and somewhat academic in her approach, this British composer deserves to be noticed, says Hannah Nepilova


DISCOVER LEFANU ON DISC • Works large and small, spanning half a century of composing


Anna Prohaska • The Austrian soprano discusses the circumstances and programming behind her latest album, ‘Redemption’

FROM CREMONA TO FLORENCE • David Vickers guides us through a selection of recent albums exploring some fascinating byways of Baroque vocal music

Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat, Op 20 (1825) • Do you have a...

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