The September issue of Gramophone is now on sale, in which we celebrate the life and legacy of Glenn Gould, a pianist whose remarkable musicianship and bold challenging of conventions caught the zeitgeist and elevated him into an iconic cultural figure of wide significance. We talk to people – including leading musicians and producers – who knew him, to find out what he was really like and why he still matters, and illustrate the feature with some fascinating archive photographs from across his career.
Also this issue we interview the British conductor Sir Simon Rattle, 10 years after taking over probably the world’s leading podium position, at the mighty Berlin Philharmonic. In a major interview, we talk to the maestro about Bizet, Bruckner and jazz. Other features including a recording session from Budapest where Iván Fischer was conducting Mahler's Symphony No 1, and a conversation with cellist Natalie Clein about Bloch's Schelomo in Musician and the Score.
Plus, the month’s new classical music releases are reviewed by our expert critics – including our Recording the Month, I Fagiolini's liturgical recreation '1612 Italian Vespers', released on Decca.