Introducing the August 2022 issue of Gramophone, featuring François-Xavier Roth

Friday, July 8, 2022

François-Xavier Roth: the conductor of Les Siècles gets to the heart of Mahler’s Fourth | Tosca: the best recordings of Puccini’s much-loved drama | Arvo Pärt: understanding his modern masterpieces

Gramophone's August 2022 issue

In the August issue of Gramophone we interview the irrepressible French conductor François-Xavier Roth about his period-instrument approach to Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, a work he has just recorded with Les Siècles for Harmonia Mundi.

Gramophone August Francois-Xavier Roth

Editor Martin Cullingford meets the British organist and conductor Anna Lapwood and finds a musician whose imagination and open-mindedness make her a dream ambassador for classical music.

Gramophone August Anna Lapwood

David Patrick Stearns talks to Manfred Honeck about the conductor’s definitive interpretation of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony – a work he has recorded with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Pwyll ap Siôn paints a fascinating portrait of Arvo Pärt, reminding us of the many sides to this Estonian composer that are often overlooked. By reclaiming the more human elements of the composer’s character, he asks, can we end up with a better understanding of his music?

Plus, the Booker Prize-winning author DBC Pierre reflects on Howard Hanson’s Second Symphony – a work that brought him back from the abyss.

And of course the month′s classical releases are reviewed by our panel of expert critics, with the very finest being named Editor′s Choices.

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