December 2013

The January issue of Gramophone is now available to subscribers and on sale from Saturday January 4.

In January's special cover feature Philip Clark explores the work of composers who have attempted the seemingly impossible task of happily marrying the two worlds of jazz and classical music, from Jelly Roll Morton to George Gershwin.

Also in this issue, we pay tribute to Sir John Tavener with hearfelt contributions from Steven Isserlis, John Rutter, Vasily Petrenko and Nicola Benedetti; Nikolai Lugansky gives a guided tour of the score of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3; Philip Kennicott profiles the 'lion of early music' Gustav Leonhardt; Geraint Lewis surveys the truly individual music of Robin Holloway; Rob Cowan and David Threasher revisit Toscanini's classic recording of Verdi's Requiem from 1951; and we join pianist Kit Armstrong in the studio as he records his debut album for Sony.

Plus, as always, the month's new classical music releases are reviewed by our expert critics - including our Recording of the Month, Schumann's Violin Sonatas performed by Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt (Ondine).

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