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And I was thinking if they started giving cover discs as good as Della Casa's Strauss & Cliburn/Reiner's Schumann I would  get it for the cover discs alone, preferable for me than the Gramophone's former cover discs (and no I don't want to start that topic off again!).

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Seconded, Caballe. However, I can't say I'm impressed. It's a competitive performance with a fine singer indeed. Definitely not an audiophile recording.

BBC Music magazine has surprised us with some fine recordings, unavailable otherwise.

Parla

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Gramophone doesn't have a cover CD but does have downloadable music via the Gramophone Player. I have subscribed to all three UK magazines (CFM, BBC and Gramophone) up until now - apart from anything else, it's a useful way of checking rogue reviews! 

I'd say that both Gramophone and the BBC magazine are well worth reading - you can get them at a good discount via subscription. If I could only afford one, I'd go for Gramophone, purely because I find it a better read.

As far as "regret" on the part of Classic FM for the demise of its magazine is concerned - I have to say that not much trouble was taken to make the last issue especially memorable - just one CD review, and a lame cover CD in a card packet. 

 

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marcus_crompton wrote:

Gramophone doesn't have a cover CD but does have downloadable music via the Gramophone Player. I have subscribed to all three UK magazines (CFM, BBC and Gramophone) up until now - apart from anything else, it's a useful way of checking rogue reviews! 

I'd say that both Gramophone and the BBC magazine are well worth reading - you can get them at a good discount via subscription. If I could only afford one, I'd go for Gramophone, purely because I find it a better read.

As far as "regret" on the part of Classic FM for the demise of its magazine is concerned - I have to say that not much trouble was taken to make the last issue especially memorable - just one CD review, and a lame cover CD in a card packet. 

 

All three? Have you got that right?

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The three that have been mentioned here, then. 

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troyen1 wrote:

marcus_crompton wrote:

Gramophone doesn't have a cover CD but does have downloadable music via the Gramophone Player. I have subscribed to all three UK magazines (CFM, BBC and Gramophone) up until now - apart from anything else, it's a useful way of checking rogue reviews! 

I'd say that both Gramophone and the BBC magazine are well worth reading - you can get them at a good discount via subscription. If I could only afford one, I'd go for Gramophone, purely because I find it a better read.

As far as "regret" on the part of Classic FM for the demise of its magazine is concerned - I have to say that not much trouble was taken to make the last issue especially memorable - just one CD review, and a lame cover CD in a card packet. 

 

All three? Have you got that right?


Troyen1, Must you continue to be so pedantic? We knew what Marcus meant.

Bliss

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Bliss wrote:
troyen1 wrote:

marcus_crompton wrote:

Gramophone doesn't have a cover CD but does have downloadable music via the Gramophone Player. I have subscribed to all three UK magazines (CFM, BBC and Gramophone) up until now - apart from anything else, it's a useful way of checking rogue reviews! 

I'd say that both Gramophone and the BBC magazine are well worth reading - you can get them at a good discount via subscription. If I could only afford one, I'd go for Gramophone, purely because I find it a better read.

As far as "regret" on the part of Classic FM for the demise of its magazine is concerned - I have to say that not much trouble was taken to make the last issue especially memorable - just one CD review, and a lame cover CD in a card packet. 

 

All three? Have you got that right?

Troyen1, Must you continue to be so pedantic? We knew what Marcus meant.

Just when you think that we only have one left up pops another.

Continue? When did I start?

And who's "we"?

Including the CFM rag I always thought that there were four titles which includes IRR.

Not heard of it. Sorry to be so pedantic but where ignorance is...well you know the rest!

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33lp wrote:

Is IRR still going then? I used to get it years ago from WH Smith but then it disappeared and I assumed it had folded.

Rather ironically I see the cover CD of the current Classic FM is non other than Munch's Saint Saens third symphony; one of the few recordings to have been universally praised on one of these forums (I forget which). 

Indeed. It does review vinyl discs.

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33lp wrote:

 

Rather ironically I see the cover CD of the current Classic FM is non other than Munch's Saint Saens third symphony; one of the few recordings to have been universally praised on one of these forums (I forget which). 

It was here and I bought it some time ago on recommendation of several members - and it's great!  The most satisfying of the six versions I now possess - although there are very good ones on the list too.  I just love this work.

Vic.

 

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I'm looking forward to hearing the Munch

P

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I will not be subscribing to Gramaphone, it is nowhere as good as the ClassicFM magazine.

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach.

Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter.

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Ian Paternoster wrote:
I will not be subscribing to Gramaphone, it is nowhere as good as the ClassicFM magazine.

In what respect, Ian?

Apparently CFM magazine is defunct so your choice has narrowed somewhat.  I suppose it comes down to what you want from a music mag.  For me, it's the reviews first, the features second and the news third.  I never get around to listening to the download, for some reason.  I've taken BBCMM almost since the beginning and Gramophone for only a few years now.  I would miss each equally, I think, although the cover disc that comes with the former has been a major factor in introducing me to music I would not otherwise have thought of listening to - a major part of my musical education, in fact.  I appreciate the greater depth in Gramophone, something that would not have happened without what BBCMM gave me over the years.

Hope you stick with us anyway.

Vic.

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VicJayL wrote:

 I appreciate the greater depth in Gramophone, ...

I'd say that Gramophone has a larger highbrow image than BBCmm but I'll take another look at it.  I'm saving up my Tesco loyalty points for a BBCmm subscription so will be taking both soon.

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I had not realised that  CFMM had closed.  I now understand the new 'Hall of Fame' in The Gramophone!  I think it is called dumbing down to widen the reader profile.  What is worse it seems to be sponsored by Amazon which is killing high street record shops - and your advertisers. 

Looking into it further I saw Joyce Didonato - a fine singer perhaps but in the top 50?  I am sure we can all think of more significant singers - US or otherwise - such as Jessye Norman, Renee Fleming, Beverley Sills, Barbara Bonney, and Dawn Upshaw and from elsewhere Renata Tebaldi, Lisa Dela Casa, Lotte Lehmann, Kiri te Kanawa, Emma Kirkby - the list could go on forever.  I then guessed which record company Ms Didonato was with - yes EMI apparently a co-sponsor of the Hall of Fame.  That's quite a coincidence.

What seems to be happening is to convert The Gramophone to something more akin to CFMM.  Well for me, if it continues,  BBC MM here I come.

Rowland Sheard

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You should get BBC Music anyway. The CD alone is usually worth the price, especially if you subscribe.

Bliss

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