Introducing the June 2020 issue of Gramophone

Featuring Sean Shibe, Piotr Beczała, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and the world's best classical music reviews

For the June issue of Gramophone, on sale from May 15, we interview one of today’s most exciting and exploratory musicians, the guitarist Sean Shibe, to discuss his latest album of Bach lute suites on Delphian.

Plus, we meet Polish tenor Piotr Beczała to find out more about his new recording of verismo arias for Pentatone.

Elsewhere, Rachmaninov’s much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a work that has been recorded by countless pianists including the composer himself, is the focus of our Collection.

Meanwhile, in Classics Reconsidered, Rob Cowan and Andrew Farach-Colton tune in to Debussy’s La mer, specifically the 1964 DG recording from Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic – has it retained its covetable status among collectors?

Plus, as always, 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?

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