Introducing the December 2020 issue of Gramophone

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Art of Operetta | The finest Beethoven Missa solemnis recordings | Critics’ Choice: our reviewers’ picks of 2020 | Christmas music: a festive feast of new albums

For the December issue of Gramophone we celebrate the wonderful world of operetta – prompted by the 150th anniversary of the birth of Franz Lehár, composer of The Merry Widow.

Elsewhere, in our annual Critics’ Choice feature, our expert reviewers choose their favourite albums from 2020, while our worldwide Competitions Guide celebrates the potential of these events to launch many an international career.

In addition, in this month’s Collection, Peter Quantrill tackles Beethoven’s mighty Missa solemnis, thus bringing our Beethoven Year coverage to an impressive end – but which is the version to own?

Plus, don’t miss our 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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