In the March issue of Gramophone we celebrate two new Dvořák recordings: the Violin Concerto from Christian Tetzlaff and the Piano Concerto from Stephen Hough. Why, asks Hannah Nepil, do these early works tend to be neglected when they are in fact all the more charming for their childlike naivety?
Elsewhere in the issue, Editor Martin Cullingford speaks to Stephen Layton as he celebrates 10 years as Director of Music of Trinity College, Cambridge, with a new Howells recording, and Philip Clark looks at how Harrison Birtwistle’s Earth Dances of 1986 paved the way for a new wave of British composers who liked to bend the rules.
Add to all that the latest reviews by our expert panel of critics, including Recording of the Month, and you'll find a March issue that's a fascinating and informative read from beginning to end.
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