Over the years, the pages of Gramophone have striven to point readers towards the recordings that have earned a place on any shelf.
Many of the world’s best critics have given their views. Now, though, Gramophone has jumped over the critic/performer fence to ask dozens of the world’s leading musicians for their favourite recordings. On the jury: Angela Hewitt, Semyon Bychkov, Sarah Chang, Marc‑André Hamelin, Neeme Järvi, Steven Isserlis, Imogen Cooper, David Zinman, Peter Phillips, Andrew Litton and many more. Don’t miss their verdict on the albums they don’t want you to be without. And before you ask, they weren’t allowed to vote for their own!
Also in the June issue:
• Vasily Petrenko – Geoffrey Norris interviews the charismatic young Russian conductor who is turning Liverpool into a creative hothouse for classical music, with a string of superb recordings under his belt and plenty more lined up for this year
• The Gramophone Collection – Lindsay Kemp goes in search of the finest recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers
• Esa-Pekka Salonen on Stravinsky – on Gramophone’s cover CD, and in the Gramophone Listening Room, the brilliant composer-conductor discusses one of the most revolutionary composers of them all with James Jolly
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