Gramophone | April 2021
For the April issue of Gramophone, we talk to Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen about practising in lockdown, tackling ‘forbidden’ roles on record and her desire to be back on stage.
Elsewhere, Arcangelo’s Jonathan Cohen talks about the early music ensemble’s new recording of Handel’s Brockes-Passion; we explore how the chemistry between folk song and art music became a catalyst for Vaughan Williams; and, with the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death upon us, we celebrate his legacy on record as a conductor.
In addition, in this month’s Collection Richard Wigmore listens to the available recordings of Haydn’s Seven Last Words and chooses his favourite.
Plus, don’t miss our expert critics’ opinions of the newest classical releases: which will be named Editor’s Choice, and which overall recording will be crowned Recording of the Month?