The best-selling mezzo Cecilia Bartoli graces the cover of our very special November issue. In her new album, 'St Petersburg', Bartoli opens a window on a hidden period of musical life in the Russian city, during which three visionary tsaritsas allowed music to thrive. Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly went to meet the opera star to discover how she managed to gain access to the Mariinsky archives to unearth the music for her new album. Also in the November issue:
● The death of Christopher Hogwood in September was a great loss to the classical music world, but he left a rich legacy of recordings behind him. David Vickers surveys Hogwood's life and career.
● Michael McManus remembers the music of Andrzej Panufnik in the composer's centenary year and offers a guide to the best recordings.
● Mezzo Sarah Connolly takes James Jolly on a tour of the score to Elgar's much-loved song-cycle, Sea Pictures.
● Rob Cowan profiles the conductor Antal Dorati, who made his name with his stunning recordings on Mercury Living Presence.
● Pollini's recording of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata immediately achieved 'classic' status when it was released in the 1970s, Jed Distler and Harriet Smith see how the disc stands up to alternative versions today.
● James Dillon has always been a composer to stand apart from the mainstream, Philip Clark gives a guide to his works.
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