This month’s newly designed edition of Gramophone features a re-focus on our reviews section, with a full two-page review of the Recording of the Month, and a new feature, ‘The Specialist’s Guide To…’ in which reviewers recommend an essential library of recordings for their niche areas of interest – beginning with Richard Fairman on rare French operas.
Elsewhere, our interview slot ‘A Conversation With…’ has been replaced with ‘The Musician And The Score’, in which a leading musician shares his or her understanding of a specific work – starting with the Emerson Quartet’s cellist David Finckel, discussing Mozart’s Prussian Quartets. Plus, our ‘Session Report’ delves first-hand into the recording process – this month The Sixteen’s James MacMillan recording.
Features this issue are devoted to early music pioneer Jordi Savall, who turns 70 and is interviewed by Fabrice Fitch, and Naïve’s epic Vivaldi recording project – a traversal of all the music housed in the Turin archive.
Editor’s Choice recordings are now Gramophone Choice, and you can listen to excerpts from these, including the Reissue of the Month, at the Gramophone Player, as well as read the reviews of the month's leading releases, while the magazine itself contains reviews of more than 140 recordings.
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