In the latest Gramophone Podcast, Editor Martin Cullingford and Editor in Chief James Jolly pay tribute to the great soprano Montserrat Caballé, who died this month, exploring what made her such an extraordinary artist, and recommending some recordings to hear. Conversation then moves on to Bach, and just why his music seems to speak afresh, and so powerfully, to every generation. There are also excerpts from some of the best new releases, including our October Recording of the Month from cellist Steven Isserlis, and a remarkable historic discovery - Rachmaninov playing his own Symphonic Dances.
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