Introducing the September 2020 issue of Gramophone, featuring Simon Callow and Simon Rattle

Friday, August 14, 2020

Simon Callow talks to conductor Sir Simon Rattle about recording Janáček′s The Cunning Little Vixen with the LSO

In the September issue of Gramophone renowned actor Simon Callow talks to conductor Sir Simon Rattle about recording Janáček′s The Cunning Little Vixen with the LSO, while Mark Pullinger meets the Australian tenor Stuart Skelton to discuss his interpretation of Britten’s Peter Grimes, now recorded for Chandos.

Plus, Edward Breen meets with the Director of Cupertinos, Luís Toscano, to get to the heart of the Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble’s passion for Portuguese polyphony.

Elsewhere, in this month′s Collection, Richard Whitehouse compares the available recordings of Zemlinsky’s signature Lyric Symphony and names his favourite, while, in Classics Reconsidered, Mark Pullinger and Andrew Farach-Colton weigh up one of the first period-instrument Eroica recordings, the 1980s Philips version from Frans Brüggen – has it retained its ‘collector’ status?

And, 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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