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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Gramophone Magazine • Volume 99 Number 1208
FOR THE RECORD • Samoan tenor Pene Pati joins Warner Classics
DG signs tenor Jonathan Tetelman
Leonskaja back on Warner
Glyndebourne launches Encore service
Coco Tomita violin
GRAMOPHONE GUIDE TO Vespers • David Threasher on a genre born from a Catholic service
ARTISTS & their INSTRUMENTS • Fabio Biondi on his 1766 Gennaro Gagliano violin
A gentle keyboard giant • We remember Nelson Freire, one of the great pianists of our time
Concerto Italiano • Our monthly series telling the story behind an orchestra
Appl’s winter voyage
RPS Awards hail impactful artists
Frankfurt Opera names new MD
Extraordinary singers celebrated
FROM WHERE I SIT • Edward Seckerson reflects on thrilling and unrepeatable first encounters with great music
Bernard Haitink ON RECORD • Richard Osborne pays tribute to the career and catalogue of this remarkable conductor
French AMBASSADOR • Saint-Saëns was a complex, paradoxical figure who considered himself an eclectic, developed a nationalistic streak and tried not to display private emotion in his music. As we mark the centenary of his death, Tim Ashley makes the case that his originality is too easily overlooked
SIX SAINT-SAËNS RECORDINGS • Recommended listening, from chamber to opera
SPREADING HIS WINGS • Conductor Hannu Lintu has redefined the sound of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, raising the profile of composers such as Thomas Larcher in the process. But now, he tells Andrew Mellor, the opera world beckons
Critics’ Choice 2021 • As is the tradition, our critics each choose a favourite recording from the past 12 months. If you’re after the perfect Christmas gift guide, look no further!
… AND FIVE CHOICES BY THE GRAMOPHONE TEAM TOO!
Have a holly, jolly Christmas • Andrew Mellor casts an ear over this year’s seasonal releases – with choral offerings alongside instrumental and organ albums – as he looks forward to a shared musical Christmas
THE CHRISTMAS LIST • Your guide to the festive season’s recordings
UK GUIDE • Our annual guide presents the most exciting competitions across the UK, Europe, the US and beyond – many of which offer an early platform for major budding talent
US & REST OF WORLD GUIDE
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is seduced by the radiant singing of soprano Sabine Devieilhe–magnificently supported by Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon–in an album of Bach and Handel
Robert Trevino • The conductor talks about ‘Americascapes’ and his exploration of neglected American orchestral music
Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra • Richard Bratby joins Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki in exploring details of the score
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