In the December issue of Gramophone, on sale from November 30, we commemorate 150 years since Rossini’s death with a fascinating cover story by Rossini expert Richard Osborne, who reflects on how the centenary helped resurrect the composer’s music following a period of neglect – and how that legacy has paved the way for even further developments, 50 years on.
Elsewhere, Mark Pullinger meets Gramophone Award-winning conductor François-Xavier Roth who, following scintillating recordings of La mer and Daphnis et Chloé with his experimental ensemble Les Siècles, now returns to Debussy for a triptych of orchestral works which collectively forged a new path in classical music.
Fabrice Fitch speaks to American vocal ensemble Blue Heron, winners of the Early Music category at this year’s Gramophone Awards, whose devotion to the restoration of the Peterhouse partbooks and other ‘new’ early music is setting them apart.
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?
Find out more about our latest subscription offers at: gramophone.co.uk/subscribe