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GRAMOPHONE • 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 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.
Wyastone Concert Hall • In our series exploring recording venues Tim Parry discovers the acoustic delights of a concert hall set in an idyllic rural landscape
Julian Anderson • The composer talks about receiving the 2023 Grawemeyer Music Award
WHAT NEXT? • In our guide to further listening, David Patrick Stearns takes as his starting point Claude Debussy’s ‘anarchic’ and richly Impressionistic String Quartet Op 10
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CARTE BLANCHE • What should an orchestra be in the third decade of the century? James Jolly discusses the challenges with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s new CEO, Mark Williams
Letter of the Month
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RACHMANINOV, complete musician • In the first of two pieces marking the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninov’s birth, Jeremy Nicholas celebrates this remarkable artist who excelled as composer, conductor and pianist
Experimentation IN EXILE • Fleeing the Bolsheviks then the Nazis, Rachmaninov settled elsewhere, notably America. But, writes Philip Ross Bullock, being wrenched from his homeland yielded startlingly original works
VOICES, STRINGS & CENTURIES UNITED • For the 400th anniversary of the death of both Byrd and Weelkes, The King’s Singers and Fretwork join forces to reflect the contrasts, and parallels, between the two composers, finds Edward Breen
MUSIC COMPETITIONS GUIDE • Our annual guide presents the best competitions across the UK, Europe, the US and beyond – many of which offer an early platform for major emerging talent
US & REST OF WORLD GUIDE
GRAMOPHONE RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Hugo Shirley is impressed by an open-hearted tribute to Donizetti from Javier Camarena highlighting arias and scenes from many of the Italian’s lesser-known operas
Haydn’s Cello Concerto No I • Cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca conveys to Richard Bratby his passion for this satisfying work
Robert Merrill • Tully Potter outlines the American baritone’s mainly Metropolitan Opera-based career and his recorded legacy, which comprises mainly Italian repertoire – in particular, Verdi
GRAMOPHONE PRESENTS FILM MUSIC • In this 100-page collectors’ edition, Gramophone’s expert writers explore music written for the cinema, and celebrate some of the masters behind the greatest movie scores.
Cheryl Frances-Hoad • Guy Rickards surveys the music of one of Britain’s leading composers, who is very much still developing her unique style
ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS • Andrew Mellor explores a range of web-based operas and...