The June edition of Gramophone is now available in which we explore the guitar, its repertoire, and its place within the world of classical music. From a position largely marginalised, the guitar has carved a role for itself in the mainstream through the efforts of champions Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream, John Williams, David Russell and, most recently, Miloš Karadaglić, who has remained at the top of the Specialist Classical Chart for much of the past year. Gramophone editor Martin Cullingford talks to the young guitarist about how he sees the guitar in the wider musical world.
Also this issue: staff writer Charlotte Smith talks to leading soloists who have made the brave decision to take up the conductor's baton; cellist Jacqueline Thomas discusses the Brodsky's 40th birthday in Musician's Diary; David Vickers eavesdrops on a Dunedin Consort recording for our Session Report; and Roderick Williams gets inside a landmark Britten song-cycle for Musician and the Score.
As always we select the best new recordings of the month - and you can read reviews of these and many more recordings by some of the world's best critics.
The June edition is available now and the July edition will be released on June 8, 2012.