Introducing the November 2020 issue of Gramophone, featuring Paavo Järvi

Friday, November 6, 2020

Paavo Järvi: the in-demand conductor on rediscovering Tchaikovsky | Sir John Tavener: Steven Isserlis's personal tribute | Josquin's Masses: The Tallis Scholars' 34-year project

For the November issue of Gramophone, on sale from November 6, we talk to the unstoppable Paavo Järvi as he kickstarts a new chapter for his Tonhalle Orchestra with a recorded Tchaikovsky symphony cycle on Alpha Classics – starting with No 5.

Elsewhere, we speak to cellist Steven Isserlis about his new recording of the music of Sir John Tavener for Hyperion – a highly personal tribute to his friend and fellow musician. Plus, as The Tallis Scholars conclude their 34-year survey of the Masses of Josquin des Prés, we meet their founder and director Peter Phillips to reflect on an extraordinary journey.

In addition, in this month’s Collection, Andrew Farach-Colton delves into an extensive library of recordings of the perennial favourite that is Borodin’s String Quartet No 2. Which version is the one to own?

Plus, don’t miss our expert critics’ opinions of the newest classical releases: which will be named Editor’s Choice, and which overall recording will be crowned Recording of the Month?

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