• New Podcast: Freddy Kempf on Prokofiev's piano sonatas

    New Podcast: Freddy Kempf on Prokofiev's piano sonatas

  • Pavel Haas Quartet: ‘We spent quite a few days with Shostakovich during recording, and I feel like we’ve lived with him. We didn’t only play him: we lived him’

    Pavel Haas Quartet: ‘We spent quite a few days with Shostakovich during recording, and I feel like we’ve lived with him. We didn’t only play him: we lived him’

  • Video of the day: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - heartfelt tribute to Mariss Jansons

    Video of the day: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - heartfelt tribute to Mariss Jansons

  • Alison Balsom: music for natural trumpet

    Alison Balsom: music for natural trumpet

  • Introducing Gramophone’s December 2019 issue

    Introducing Gramophone’s December 2019 issue

Features

Pavel Haas Quartet: ‘We spent quite a few days with Shostakovich during recording, and I feel like we’ve lived with him. We didn’t only play him: we lived him’

Pavel Haas Quartet: ‘We spent quite a few days with Shostakovich during recording, and I feel like we’ve lived with him. We didn’t only play him: we lived him’

The Pavel Haas players share an easy rapport which translates into a profound musicianship, most recently evident in their approach to Shostakovich’s string quartets, finds Richard Bratby

Video of the day: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - heartfelt tribute to Mariss Jansons

Video of the day: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - heartfelt tribute to Mariss Jansons

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra play Sibelius's Valse triste to an empty hall in memory of Mariss Jansons

Video: 10 Great Pianists Of The 20th Century

Video: 10 Great Pianists Of The 20th Century

Rob Cowan offers a personal guide to some his favourite pianists on record

Beatrice Rana interview: ‘Music is very subjective; opinions are very subjective. But this is brought to the extreme in competitions’

Beatrice Rana interview: ‘Music is very subjective; opinions are very subjective. But this is brought to the extreme in competitions’

For the remarkably focused yet perfectly ‘normal’ Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, music programmes are journeys. She tells Hugo Shirley about following the path of Ravel and Stravinsky

Blogs & The Listening Room

If you want to write symphonies, my advice is to get on and do it!

Composer Christopher Gunning explores the difficulties of moving from composing for film and TV to writing concert music

Music connects us to the past and the future

Gramophone's Editor introduces the December issue

Mariss Jansons – as I knew him

‘As I write, I am still shocked and shaken that so potent a musical voice has been stilled, to my mind, well before its time’

The Gramophone Podcast

New Podcast: Freddy Kempf on Prokofiev's piano sonatas

Freddy Kempf on Prokofiev's piano sonatas

A second Prokofiev sonata album, after a gap of 15 years, brings us Nos 3, 8 & 9

Alison Balsom: music for natural trumpet

Alison Balsom: music for natural trumpet

The virtuoso trumpeter on her new album of baroque music

New Podcast: Stile Antico on music for a Spanish Christmas

Stile Antico on music for a Spanish Christmas

The vocal ensemble discuss their new Harmonia Mundi album

New podcast: pianist and teacher Norma Fisher

Norma Fisher: a life in music

The pianist and teacher talks about Volume 2 of her BBC recordings

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