Gramophone | February 2023
The February 2023 issue of Gramophone devotes its cover story to celebrating a major studio opera – rare nowadays – of Puccini’s Turandot, featuring a star-studded cast, and conducted by Antonio Pappano.
We also meet with the defiantly individual harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani to discuss his new recording of three 20th-century Czech harpsichord concertos, and celebrate the music of Schütz 350 years after his death by talking to some of his leading interpreters today.
This month’s Collection is Schumann’s First Piano Trio – which is the best recording to hear? In Icons we pay tribute to Spanish pianist Joaquin Achúcarro, and in Contemporary Composer survey the career of Edward Gregson.
In Musician and Score Mary Bevan talks about her approach to Britten’s Les Illuminations, while Bernstein’s recording of Nielsen’s Third is the subject of Classics Reconsidered. Finally, in My Music, actor Siân Phillips shares her classical music passions.
Plus, as always, our expert critics review the latest classical music releases, with the best being named Editor’s Choices.