Gramophone | May 2023
Gramophone’s May 2023 cover artist is the young American violinist Randall Goosby, a protégé of Itzhak Perlman and one of the ‘Artists for tomorrow’ we highlighted in our centenary April issue as someone we envisage playing a key role in shaping how classical music is received in coming years. We meet him as, for his second album on Decca, he pairs Bruch’s evergreen First Violin Concerto with the two violin concertos by Florence Price.
Also in this issue we talk to conductor Fabio Luisi about his modern benchmark set of Nielsen symphonies; we report on a new recording by Capella Pratensis of a hidden gem of the Renaissance, the Missa Maria zart by the 15th-century Flemish composer Jacob Obrecht; and discuss a new recording of Beethoven piano concertos with Garrick Ohlsson and conductor Donald Runnicles, made at Grand Teton Music Festival on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
The issue also features our annual and comprehensive guide to music festivals worldwide, plus a profile of the great Catalan cellist Pablo Casals in Icons, and – in Collection – a survey of the finest recordings of Chopin's Études.
There’s much more too – including, as always, our expert reviews of the month's most significant classical music releases, with the best being named Editors' Choices.