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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
GRAMOPHONE Editor’s choice • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews
Remembering Renata Scotto • Richard Fairman pays tribute to the great soprano, who died in August
ONE TO WATCH • Jeonghwan Kim Pianist
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St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town • In our series exploring recording venues Tim Parry discovers the allure of a north London church that has played host to some classic albums
John Wilson • The conductor on his new recording of Oklahoma!
WHAT NEXT? • In our monthly guide to further listening, Hugo Shirley takes as his starting point Richard Strauss’s moving Four Last Songs and leads us into a selection of works…
NEXT MONTH AWARDS 2023
The artist as politicial activist • The pianist Igor Levit frequently appears on German television to talk politics – James Jolly caught up with him to find out how he balances his art and his activism
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Letter of the Month
A walk on the WILD SIDE • Raphaël Pichon is on a quest to ensure that music plays its transformative part in a changing world. The conductor shares his philosophy with Alexandra Coghlan
Out of LEFT FIELD • From the poignant to the polemical, I Fagiolini’s projects always surprise – and delight. Edward Breen catches up with the group’s director, Robert Hollingwort
Journey of DISCOVERY • John Andrews has gained a well-earned reputation for brilliant recordings of unknown operas and operettas. As he turns his attention to Ethel Smyth’s Der Wald, Richard Bratby listens in
THE SHORTLIST • After a summer of listening, the voting for the 2023 Gramophone Classical Music Awards is over. These 33 recordings, three per category, comprise our shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards and at gramophone.co.uk along with the special awards on October 4, when we also name the Recording of the Year for 2023.
SEASON PREVIEW 2023-24 • Discover what’s on across the UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere in our indispensable annual guide highlighting the new season’s best classical music events and opera productions
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Peter Quantrill is swept away by gripping performances of Parry’s Shelley-inspired cantata Prometheus Unbound from a superb team under the guidance of William Vann
Haydn’s Symphony No 97 • Adám Fischer tells Lindsay Kemp why he keeps coming back to this very special work
Kyung Wha Chung • Our centenary series reaches the 198os, when the Korean violinist was at her peak after making her breakthrough in 1970, says Tully Potter
DANIEL-BEN PIENAAR’S HAYDN • Jed Distler listens to a cycle that brings...