Gramophone: introducing the February 2024 issue, featuring Asmik Grigorian
Friday, January 26, 2024
Asmik Grigorian – the fearless soprano on Strauss and a life on stage
In this month's cover story we meet soprano Asmik Grigorian, who won a Gramophone Award in 2022 for Rachmaninov and has now sets her sights on Strauss’s Four Last Songs – we talk to her about her career and the many roles she's excelling in on stage.
We also talk to Martin James Bartlett about the pianist’s new album of dance-inspired works by French composers, while a further explores the music of Smetana as we mark the 200th anniversary of the Czech composer’s birth.
Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite is the topic of this month's Musician and Score, while recordings of Elgar’s Violin Concerto are under the spotlight in the Collection.
Icons pays tribute to Polish-American conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Arlene Sierra is this month's featured contemporary composer, and author and artist Charlie Mackesy tells us about the place of classical music in his life in My Music.
Plus reviews of the latest classical music albums by the finest critics, with the very best being named Editor's Choices.