In the November issue of Gramophone we pay tribute to Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century, who died in October. Gramophone critics John Steane and Edward Greenfield, along with Sutherland's fellow singers Marilyn Horne and Gwynne Howell, as well as conductor Zubin Mehta, recall what made La Stupenda so marvellous.
Also in the issue, in a major interview with Gerald Finley, we explore how the Canadian singer has stealthily become one of the world's great bass-baritones. In this month's Collection, Richard Fairman explores 60 years of recordings of Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore to choose his favourites.
Meanwhile, Gramophone travels to East Lothian, Dubrovnik and Tampere in Musical Journeys, journalist and former MP Matthew Parris shares his musical loves in My Music, and Tasmin Little talks about recording the Elgar Violin Concerto in the Diary.
And, of course, we reveal our leading recordings of the month in the Editor's Choice - all among the 140 recordings reviewed by the world's leading critics. And don't forget, you can hear excerpts of the Editor's choice recordings, plus so much more, in the new Gramophone Player!
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