In the June issue of Gramophone we celebrate the eccentric genius of Erik Satie on the French composer’s 150th birthday. Best known for his solo-piano Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes, the ‘Velvet Gentleman’ inspired composers from Stravinsky to John Cage, writes Peter Quantrill.
Elsewhere in the issue, we reveal the results of the 2016 Hall of Fame. Ten new musicians, 10 towering achievements in the world of classical recordings. Plus, David Vickers travels to Italy to meet the conductor behind The Stradella Project, which aims to raise the profile of this pioneering Baroque composer.
Add to all that the latest reviews, including Recording of the Month, by our expert panel of critics and you'll find a June issue that's a fascinating read from start to finish.
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