Gramophone | May 2021
For the May issue of Gramophone, Leif Ove Andsnes tells us how even Covid couldn’t put a stop to the pianist’s new Mozart project for Sony Classical. Elsewhere, Alamire’s David Skinner discusses the ensemble’s new recording of Byrd’s 1588 collection, a fascinating feast of songs and psalms; the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about fulfilling her dream to record, as vocalist, Schoenberg’s surrealist work Pierrot lunaire; and we learn about a pioneering project from the Binchois Consort involving combining Renaissance polyphony with high-tech wizardry.
In addition, in this month’s Collection Tim Ashley listens to the available recordings of Falla’s El Amor brujo 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?