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ENO, Britten Sinfonia, and the role they play • Founded in 1923 by Sir Compton Mackenzie and Christopher Stone as ‘an organ of candid opinion for the numerous possessors of gramophones’
THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Gramophone Magazine • Volume 100 Number 1221
EDITOR’S CHOICE • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews
FOR THE RECORD
ONE TO WATCH
Online • The magazine is just the beginning.
Usher Hall, Edinburgh • In our series exploring recording venues Tim Parry explores a leading Scottish hall renowned as a festival venue with a rich and flexible sound
Handel and Haydn
Honens names 2022 winner
Film Music: a Gramophone guide
Will Fraser • The Director of Fugue State Films on his mission to champion organ music
WHAT NEXT? • In our guide to further listening, Andrew Farach-Colton takes as his starting point Rodrigo’s perennial Concierto de Aranjuez – where will his musical journey lead?
NEXT MONTH • JANUARY 2023
CARTE BLANCHE • Editor-in-Chief James Jolly reports from the Swedish capital and talks to Susanne Rydén as a new award winner is named by the Birgit Nilsson Prize jury
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Letter of the Month
FRANCK at 200 • César Franck received very little recognition as a composer during his lifetime, although his extraordinary abilities as an organist were more widely acknowledged. Jeremy Nicholas demystifies both the man – born two centuries ago this month – and his music
FIVE ESSENTIAL FRANCK RECORDINGS • Many of his masterpieces heard in all their glory
SEASONAL ALBUMS on DELPHIAN
Critics’ Choice 2022 • As tradition demands, Gramophone’s critics each recommend a recording from the past year. If you’re after the perfect Christmas gift guide, look no further!
… AND FIVE CHOICES BY THE GRAMOPHONE TEAM TOO
New songs, new voices • David Threasher listens to a selection of this year’s seasonal offerings – from Oxbridge colleges to continental brass – in search of festive musical accompaniments
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Harriet Smith is bowled over by astonishing performances by Paul Wee of two major orchestral works in highly pianistic yet deeply respectful piano transcriptions by Liszt and Alkan
Schumann’s Violin Sonata No 1 • Violinist Renaud Capuçon tells Charlotte Gardner about his approach to this impulsive work
Edwin Fischer • Celebrating the qualities of his playing and the many and varied achievements of this Swiss pianist, Stephen Cera highlights the fact that he deserves greater recognition as an innovator
BACH AND EXPRESSION • Malcolm Riley is gripped by a detailed exploration of Bach’s organ music
A DOUBLE DOSE FROM HUSUM • Jeremy Nicholas enjoys two instalments from the festival of piano rarities
Meredith Monk • This US composer has continued to work in multiple art forms and to break the mould for more than 50 years, says Pwyll ap...