The cover of Gramophone's September issue features an affectionate portrait of conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and pianist Lang Lang. An unlikely musical partnership they may be, but, as Lindsay Kemp found out when he attended their recording sessions in Vienna, they certainly see eye to eye over Mozart. This is a revealing insight into the creative processes of two of the most distinctive and influential musicians in the world today.
Also in this issue:
● Gramophone Awards Shortlist – we reveal the top three discs in each of the 12 recording categories
● Harriet Smith interviews Gramophone Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet as he records Haydn's piano concertos
● Conductor Harry Christophers takes Lindsay Kemp on a guided tour of the score of Handel's oratorio Jephtha
● Philip Clark survey the recordings and career of that most graceful of maestros, Seiji Ozawa
● Richard Whitehouse admires the single-minded musical style of composer Augusta Read Thomas
● Karajan's 1962 recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is the subject of a fascinating discussion between Philip Clark and Peter Quantrill
PLUS our Season Preview: Gramophone's essential guide to the best live music-making around the world in 2014-15.
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