Gramophone's playlists are the place to discover the most interesting and absorbing new classical music recordings.

Our playlists are available exclusively on Apple Music, which new subscribers can try free for three months

Below are a selection of our most popular playlists, to explore the full collection, visit Gramophone's curator page on Apple Music.

The Listening Room

Produced by Editor-in-Chief James Jolly, The Listening Room is our regularly updated guide to the most ear-catching new albums and pre-release tracks on Apple Music.

2020 Artist of the Year: Igor Levit

Igor Levit has had a remarkable year by any measure, topped off with a superb survey of Beethoven's piano sonatas on Sony Classical. At this year's virtual Gramophone Awards ceremony, Levit won the Instrumental category and we also named him our Artist of the Year.

Beethoven: Great Recordings

The ultimate Beethoven playlist, which accompanies our 50 Greatest Beethoven recordings list, featuring many of the great Beethoven interpreters of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Leontyne Price: Essential Recordings

A collection of Leontyne Price's finest moments on disc, from Puccini with Karajan to Berlioz with Fritz Reiner.

2020 Orchestra of the Year: Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra and their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin triumphed in the public vote to decide the 2020 Gramophone Orchestra of the Year and, listening to this playlist, it is easy to hear why...

Top 25 soprano arias

Here's a great way to discover some new singers and operatic repertoire to explore further. We have similar playlists dedicated to piano concertos, violin concertos, string quartets, and many more on Apple Music.

21st-century classical

A playlist exploring the extraordinary range and diversity of music being written today. Many of the albums included have won Gramophone Awards.