Introducing the February 2022 issue of Gramophone, featuring Joyce DiDonato

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Joyce Didonato: The mezzo’s mission to help us reconnect with nature - and with ourselves | Schubert’s Winterreise: Benjamin Appl records the powerful song-cycle | Mozart’s Symphony No 40: Which is the best recording of this ever-popular work?

In the February issue of Gramophone we interview the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato about her climate crisis-driven project, ‘EDEN’, embracing a global tour, an education programme and an Erato album.

Plus, we speak to baritone Benjamin Appl about the pairing of his new Alpha Classics recording of Schubert’s Winterreise with a striking documentary filmed in Switzerland, and talk to soprano Barbara Hannigan and composer Hans Abrahamsen about their thrilling collaborations to date, including, most recently, Abrahamsen’s opera The Snow Queen.

Meanwhile, in Collection, Richard Wigmore tackles the formidable recording history of Mozart’s 40th Symphony, 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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