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From studios to stories: some new article ideas
THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Editor’s choice • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews
Plínio Fernandes joins Decca
Pentatone’s new San Francisco home
Arise Sir Stephen!
Yo-Yo Ma honoured
The Van Cliburn is underway!
ONE TO WATCH • Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux Violin
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Henry Wood Hall, London • In the first of a new monthly series exploring recording venues, Tim Parry takes us on a tour of a location prized for its fine and flexible acoustic
WHAT NEXT? • In our new bite-size feature, Richard Bratby takes as his starting point Rimsky-Korsakov’s glorious Sheherazade – where will his listening journey lead?
Mezzo Teresa Berganza remembered
Yo-Yo Ma • We talk to the cellist about winning the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize
›itches, bitches and mothers-in-law • In the first of a free-ranging new series, James Jolly meets one of the UK’s great vocal Dames, the mezzo-soprano Felicity Palmer, to talk about her long and varied career
Letter of the Month • Dame Janet Baker: superlative in Mahler
NOTES & LETTERS
NEXT MONTH AUGUST 2020
GRANOPHONE CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS 2022 Orchestra of the Year
Close Encounters IN THE CONCERT HALL • Andrew Farach-Colton explores the concertos of John Williams, talking to conductor Leonard Slatkin, as well as to cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter about works newly written and newly revised
NEW RELEASES from ONDINE
Alone with MESSIAEN • His decision to record Vingt Regards in total isolation allowed Bertrand Chamayou truly to immerse himself in the work’s profound spirituality, as he tells Tim Parry
RISING TENOR • Freddie De Tommaso made waves when he stood in for an indisposed colleague at Covent Garden but, as Hugo Shirley discovers, this British-Italian tenor is here to stay
GRAMOHOME RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Harriet Smith applauds an extraordinary and revelatory album of Ravel from Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth, including the two piano concertos with Cédric Tiberghien
NELSONS CONDUCTS STRAUSS • Hugo Shirley feasts on a generous serving of Richard Strauss’s orchestral music from Andris Nelsons and his orchestras in Boston and Leipzig
JOHN WILLIAMS’S CONCERTOS • Edward Seckerson enjoys exploring a less familiar side to John Williams, including music written for and played by two star instrumentalists
Debussy’s Jeux • Conductor Domingo Hindoyan tells Mark Pullinger about plumbing the depths of this late work
Mark Reizen • Tully Potter celebrates the Ukrainian bass with a gigantic stature, sound and repertoire who made his mark in the 1920s and still had a remarkable voice in 1985, at the age of 90
THE ESSENTIAL RECORDING
Michael Berkeley • Geraint Lewis traces the career so far of this English composer whose creativity continues to emerge even as he approaches...