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In the July issue of Gramophone Andrew Mellor talks to Colin Currie, Evelyn Glennie and Martin Grubinger about how the technical and music developments in percussion have been igniting composers’ curiosities and attracting new audiences.
Elsewhere, Richard Lawrence celebrates the pioneering label Opera Rara, whose fearless approach to little-known operas has resulted in many studio recordings, and Editor Martin Cullingford talks to the Marian Consort’s Director Rory McCleery about recording Allegri, James MacMillan and a new work by Gabriel Jackson.
Other notable articles include a thought-provoking Collection by Jeremy Nicholas on the very best recordings of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto, a celebration of the controversial conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli in Icons, and, in Contemporary Composers, an exploration of the unique sound world of Jörg Widmann.
In addition, our world-leading critics review the latest classical music releases and, as always, the very best is named Recording of the Month. Don’t miss it!
In an exclusive video, conductor Ian Page discusses the July issue's Recording of the Month, 'Mozart in London', with Editor-in-Chief James Jolly