Introducing the September issue of Gramophone, featuring Igor Levit

Friday, August 6, 2021

Igor Levit: the visionary pianist on his ambitious new album | Beethoven’s String Quartet Op 130: the best recordings | Malcolm Arnold at 100: from film scores to symphonies | Getting to the heart of Sibelius’s magical tone poem Tapiola

In the September issue of Gramophone we speak to the pianist Igor Levit about his new Sony Classical album which pairs Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues with Ronald Stevenson’s rarely performed Passacaglia on DSCH.

Elsewhere, to celebrate the centenary of Malcolm Arnold, Richard Bratby explores how the British composer’s reputation is rightly being reassessed.

And in this month’s Collection, we recommend the best recording of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op 130.



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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