In the February issue of Gramophone we pay tribute to the late Pierre Boulez – musical Modernist and paradoxical pioneer. In Philip Clark's searching feature, we discover how the French composer and conductor almost singlehandedly changed the way we listen to music.
Elsewhere in the issue, Richard Wigmore welcomes the premiere period-instrument recordings of two Haydn symphonies by Accademia Bizantia and Ottavio Dantone, while Charlotte Gardner talks to Tasmin Little about her decision to tackle Beethoven's complete violin sonatas for Chandos.
Add to all that the latest reviews by our expert panel of critics, including Recording of the Month, and you'll find a February issue that's a stimulating read from start to finish.
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