Features

FOCUS

Remembering Victor de Sabata

The great Italian conductor and composer Victor de Sabata died on December 11, 1967. In this article, reprinted from February 1990, John Amis recalls a conversation with the EMI producer Walter Legge ...

Jonathan Harvey (photo: Maurice Foxall)
FOCUS

Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)

Introduction

Flashnote Derby
FOCUS

The best classical music apps

For those not seduced by social networking on the go, high-resolution camera phones or carrying the office in their pocket, there is still one fast-developing aspect of the smartphone and tablet computer revolution that absolutely everyone can be interested in. Apps. Abbreviated from 'applications', 'apps' are computer software that can be downloaded to your smartphone, computer or other electronic device.

A poem for Mozart, Gramophone, February 1926
FOCUS

A poem for Mozart from the Gramophone Archive

Click on the picture on the right to read Margaret Marshall's heartfelt poem. To subscribe to the Gramophone Archive please visit Exact Editions . Tweet

Christmas from Bath (Regent REGCD390)
FOCUS

Christmas Recordings

How many Christmas discs can the market take of different cathedral and church choirs parading their seasonal wares? Each year brings a new crop with at least half the repertoire seemingly common to all. Christmas from Chichester becomes interchangeable with Christmas from King’s, Ripon, Wells or anywhere else in the country. But commercial cynicism aside, there is nothing quite as reassuring, as uplifting, as life-affirming as a good English cathedral choir on top form singing the same familiar songs.

Francis Poulenc (Tully Potter Collection)
FOCUS

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Introduction One of his friends described Francis Poulenc as 'half monk, half guttersnipe', which goes halfway to describing his music. Read the full biography . More on Poulenc...

In conversation with Andreas Scholl
FOCUS

In conversation with Andreas Scholl

German countertenor Andreas Scholl recently released his new album, ' Wanderer ' on Decca - a disc of works by Brahms, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Although the recording includes repertoire not normally associated with the countertenor voice, Scholl believes 'if the singer’s approach is true, there is no reason why these songs shouldn’t be sung by a countertenor as by a tenor or baritone'.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

The Gramophone Choice
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (credit Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen)
FOCUS

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: 'So much out of so little'

When Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen was presented with the 400,000 tax-free Danish Kroner that constitutes the Carl Nielsen Prize in 1973, he came off the podium repeating one word. ‘Skattefri…skattefri!’ he mumbled with a glint in his eye. ‘Tax-free!’ Yes, Pelle, that’s 400,000 kroner with not an iota of duty heading back to the Danish crown. How good does that feel?

Pages

Gramophone Subscriptions

From£64/year

Gramophone Print

Gramophone Print

no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£64/year
Subscribe
From£64/year

Gramophone Reviews

Gramophone Reviews

no Print Edition
no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Events & Offers
From£64/year
Subscribe
From£64/year

Gramophone Digital Edition

Gramophone Digital Edition

no Print Edition
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£64/year
Subscribe

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

© MA Business and Leisure Ltd. 2018