Introducing the October 2020 issue of Gramophone, featuring Lang Lang

Friday, September 11, 2020

Lang Lang’s Goldbergs: As he records Bach’s masterpiece, we explore the work’s enduring significance for pianists | Ermonela Jaho: The brilliant soprano on her solo album | Awards shortlist: Which recordings are in the running?

For the October issue of Gramophone, on sale from September 11, we talk to Lang Lang about his new recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, as well as to fellow pianists Angela Hewitt, Beatrice Rana and Igor Levit about their interpretations of and approach to this pinnacle of the solo piano repertoire.



Elsewhere, we interview soprano Ermonela Jaho about ′Anima Rara’, her debut recital album exploring the music championed by Rosina Storchio, the first Madama Butterfly – plus, with the Gramophone Awards edging ever closer, we reveal the three shortlisted recordings in each category.



In addition, this month’s Collection surveys the available recordings of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings – are all tenors after Peter Pears destined to walk in his shadow?



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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