November 2012

The December issue of Gramophone is now on sale, in which we celebrate Christmas music - including the history of the carol from medieval to modern; the Trinity Carol Roll, the earliest surviving source of English polyphonic carols; and our recommendations of the best Christmas discs of 2012.

Also this issue, Worcester College Choir record contemporary Christmas carols in our Session Report; conductor Stephen Layton discusses Britten's cantata Saint Nicholas in The Musician and the Score; Adam Sweeting speaks to conductor Neeme Järvi about recording Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty; and the Gramophone critics recommend their favourite recordings of the past 12 months.

Plus, the month’s new classical music releases are reviewed by our expert critics – including our Recording the Month, Tchaikovsky's Symphonies Nos 4 and 5, recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, released on the LPO's own label.

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