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In praise of past recordings – and of Replay • 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
LAKE GEORGE MUSIC FESTIVAL AUGUST 6-17, 2023 • The Lake George Music Festival is reinventing the meaning of the phrase “cultural destination.”
GRAMOPHONE editor’s choice • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews
FOR THE RECORD • Conductor Joana Mallwitz joins DG
ONE TO WATCH • Jonas Frølund Clarinet
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Sydney Opera House • Tim Parry makes a flying visit, metaphorically at least, to an icon of modern Australia, the home of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Fiona Maddocks • The writer and critic on her book Goodbye Russia, about Rachmaninov’s life in the West
WHAT NEXT? • In our guide to further listening, Mark Pullinger takes as his starting point Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – where will his journey lead?
GRAMAPHONE NEXT MONTH SEPTEMBER 2023
A double cello concerto, perhaps? • This month, James Jolly travels to Paris to meet a couple whose different professions mesh perfectly, the cellist Sol Gabetta and her luthier partner Balthazar Soulier
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Letter of the Month • A wonderful Handel portrait
FOUR SEASONS… THREE CENTURIES ON • Mark Seow traces the rise to ubiquity of Vivaldi’s famed work – and hears from some of today’s leading violinists about why it’s beloved by both artists and audiences
SHAKESPEARE & MUSIC Soul of the Age • To mark the 400th anniversary of the First Folio, Michelle Assay traces a history of music inspired by the Bard both directly and indirectly – uncovering a treasure trove of well-known as well as lesser-known gems
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Rob Cowan greets a career best from Hilary Hahn, the Ysaÿe Sonatas presented with technical mastery, unabashed confidence and abundant imagination
Schumann’s Kerner Lieder • Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau share their views on performing and recording this lesser-known song-cycle with David Patrick Stearns
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Herbert von Karajan • Richard Osborne takes the series into the 1960s, when Karajan made groundbreaking films, nurtured new star singers, founded a festival, experienced possibly the proudest moment of his life – and much more
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