Gramophone's playlist for the April issue is now available to listen to at Spotify. Drawing on the contents of the new issue you can listen to Editor's Choice recordings, including Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev in Tchaikovsky's first two piano concertos (Mariinsky), CPE Bach's Magnificat from the RIAS Kammerchor (Harmonia Mundi),Bernard Haitink's LSO Bruckner Symphony No 9 (LSO Live), Rued Langgaard string quartets played by the Nightingale Quartet (Dacapo) and Signum's reissue of the late Sir John Tavener's The Veil of the Temple. We celebrate our cover artist, Luciano Pavarotti with a collection of arias from his Decca legacy and include Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde conducted by David Zinman, interviewed in the April issue.
Virgil Fox is celebrated in 'Icons' and you can listen to his celebrated EMI collection, and we've a couple of albums from Julian Anderson, the focus of our monthly 'Contemporary Composers' article. Critics Jed Distler and Jeremy Nicholas get to grips with the famous Van Cliburn/Kondrashin coupling of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 - make up your mind here!
The 'Specialist's Guide' examines music for the piano left-hand, and you can sample some of the works chosen. And you can also listen to the top choice recording from this month's Gramophone Collection - Haydn's Harmoniemesse in the Decca version conducted by George Guest.
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