Other Music Magazines

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I originally subscribed to the Classic FM magazine because of the CD's, however from April my subscription changes to Gramaphone, will there be any free CDs with the magazine, or will I be robbed of them?

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:
will there be any free CDs with the magazine, or will I be robbed of them?

On a point of order - how can you be 'robbed' of something that was 'free'?

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Now wouldn't it be fascinating to know how many of them go to Gramophone and how many to BBC MM?  And more, what criteria lead them thence.  There's the relative seriousness and depth of treatment on the one hand, and the coverdisc/download issue on the other.

If I were the publisher in a shrinking market (if it is), I'd be desperate to know.

Interesting.

Vic.

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Ooooh! quick response Martin. Thanks. But Me thinks he doth protest too much. 

As a regular watcher to this forum this is the first editorial response I've witnessed!

Nice to know Gramophone editors, et al, read this diatribe.

 

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Recent copies of the CFM magazine have not been as low-brow as I had assumed. I would have bought it longer ago if they'd had more interesting cover discs.

P

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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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