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SOUNDS OF AMERICA • A special eight-page section focusing on recent recordings from the US and Canada
What can music impart to us about nature?
THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Pianist Valentina Lisitsa joins naïve classique
Kenny Broberg Piano
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Tarantella • Lindsay Kemp explores the origins of a lively dance associated with spiders
Simon Johnson on St Paul’s Cathedral’s organ
Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Our monthly series telling the story behind an orchestra
FROM WHERE I SIT • Building brilliant programmes requires creativity and confidence, says Edward Seckerson
VISION OF EDEN • Joyce DiDonato’s new project asks us to reconnect with the natural world, finds Martin Cullingford – and what better way to do that than simply to stop and listen?
A TOWERING WINTERREISE • Benjamin Appl has recorded Winterreise twice – once for BBC TV and once for Alpha Classics. James Jolly speaks to him and his pianist James Baillieu about Schubert’s great song-cycle
WHIPPING UP A SNOWSTORM • Soprano Barbara Hannigan and composer Hans Abrahamsen have together found a unique chemistry that has pulled them in unexpected directions, something recently witnessed in Abrahamsen’s first opera The Snow Queen, out now on DVD, writes David Patrick Stearns
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Mark Pullinger is thrilled by the conclusion of an exhilarating cycle of Beethoven symphonies on period instruments from Jordi Savall – a triumph over challenging circumstances
Brahms’s Intermezzo, Op 118 No 6 • Paul Lewis talks to Harriet Smith about his approach to this late solo-piano masterpiece
Carlos Kleiber • David Patrick Stearns offers a profile of this complex, fascinating conductor – an often prickly character under whose guidance even the greatest of artists would surpass themselves
Jorge E López • Richard Whitehouse explores this fascinating composer’s remarkable achievements, particularly in relation to symphonic form
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Fohann Strauss II’s The Blue Danube (1867) • Do you have a favourite piece and want to explore further? Our monthly feature suggests some musical journeys that venture beyond the most familiar works, with some recommended versions. This month, Mark Pullinger’s point of departure is …
THE MUSIC OF WEST AFRICA
Jazz • The Editors of Gramophone’s sister music magazines, Jazzwise and Songlines, recommend some of their favourite recordings from the past month
The piano in focus • Jed Distler focuses on pianistic offerings in his latest online viewing
A trusted pair of hands • Rob Cowan delves into a pair of boxes gathering together the recordings of Karl Böhm
The best seat in the house • Peter Quantrill listens in to a selection of recent remasterings and new recordings making use of Apple Music’s...