The magazine is available to subscribers today and on sale from October 15
The October issue of Gramophone is available to subscribers today and on sale from Tuesday October 15. In this edition, Richard Wigmore examines Mozart's final year and marvels at the period of frenetic creativity during the composer's final 12 months.
Also this issue, Arnold Whittall champions British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle in Contemporary Composers; Classical Opera tackles the young Mozart's 'sacred Singspiel' in our Session Report; Sir John Tomlinson writes about Gawain, Parsifal and 'Michelangelo' for the Musician's Diary; Jon Tolansky pays tribute to the great baritone Tito Gobbi in Icons; Nelson Goerner examines Debussy's first set of Images in The Musician and the Score; photographer Benjamin Ealovega captures the Pavel Hass Quartet during recording sessions for Schubert's Death and the Maiden in Prague; and editor Martin Cullingford talks to Steven Isserlis about recording Dvořák cello concertos and his affinity with Sir John Tavener.
Plus, as always, the month's new classical music releases are reviewed by our expert critics - including our Recording of the Month, Brahms's Symphonies performed by the Gewandhausorchester conducted by Riccardo Chailly. Hear an excerpt below:
You can listen to excerpts from all of the month's Gramophone Choice recordings on the Gramophone Player.
For more about the issue, visit this month's Gramophone magazine.