This month’s edition of Gramophone examines the enduring legacy of Igor Stravinsky, 40 years after his death. Philip Clark seeks out the composer’s closest colleagues for their personal reflections, as we reassess his impact on the musical world.
We also pay tribute to Swedish tenor Jussi Björling who, a century after his birth, continues to live on in a vast recorded canon, as Mike Ashman discovers.
In celebration of the festive season, Jeremy Nicholas presents his guide to the best Christmas discs of 2011. Plus the Gramophone critics reveal which discs they will give as presents this Christmas.
As always, you can listen to all of our Gramophone Choice recordings on the Gramophone Player, including the December issue Recording of the Month, Schumann String Quartets, Op 41 from the Doric Quartet. Here you can also read reviews of the month’s leading recordings, while the magazine itself contains reviews of more than 140 recordings.
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