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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Gramophone Magazine • Volume 99 Number 1204
GRAMOPHONE Editor’s choice • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews
Jakub Hrůša takes guest role in Rome
Free Bayreuth films from DG
Vote for Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year
Celebrating Chopin’s genius
Alexander Gadjiev wins in Sydney
ONE TO WATCH • Sonoko Miriam Welde Violin
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Courante • Lindsay Kemp on the ‘running dance’ that was finally to make its way into the Baroque dance suite
Happy birthday Thibaudet!
Ólafsson’s ‘Mozart & Contemporaries’
Watch Max Reger film online
Singapore Symphony Orchestra • Our monthly series telling the story behind an orchestra
ARTISTS & their INSTRUMENTS • Sean Shibe on his layered-top Michael Gee guitar
FROM WHERE I SIT • Shostakovich’s last symphony reveals so much yet still leaves us guessing, says Edward Seckerson
Modern TIMES • Igor Levit’s new album features two huge – and hugely significant – 20th-century works. Michelle Assay meets the pianist to explore their underlying meaning
Dancing master • With its life-affirming grace and wit, Malcolm Arnold’s music is, a century after the composer’s birth, finally breaking through the wall of snobbery and finding the respect it deserves, finds Richard Bratby
LISTENING TO MALCOLM ARNOLD: SIX RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS • Sample Arnold’s multifaceted genius in a wide range of genres from chamber and folk music to opera and film
GRAMOPHONE RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Rob Cowan is bowled over by a stunning album of 20th-century solo violin music showcasing Sueye Park’s musicality and versatility and BIS’s spectacular engineering
Sibeliu’s Tapiola • Richard Bratby joins the conductor Edward Gardner to discuss Sibelius’s atmospheric tone poem
Lotte Lehmann • In awe of the German soprano’s vocal ability, Tully Potter writes of the range of roles she performed, the many opera stages she frequented and her excellent recorded legacy
Kirill Gerstein • The pianist discusses recording two Mozart duet sonatas, K497 and K521, with his mentor Ferenc Rados
NIGHT THOUGHTS • Patrick Rucker immerses himself in Chopin’s complete Nocturnes, with two contrasting recordings on modern and period pianos
Emily Howard • Richard Whitehouse is fascinated to see what this strikingly individual and enterprising British composer will do next
WHAT NEXT? • Do you have a favourite piece and want to explore further? Our monthly feature suggests some musical journeys...