CONTENTS Volume 100 Number 1216
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The 12 most highly recommended recordings reviewed in this issue
RECORDING OF THE MONTH Mark Pullinger welcomes a magisterial survey of the complete songs of Gabriel Fauré, unusually sung by a single singer, the tenor Cyrille Dubois, and expertly partnered by pianist Tristan Raës
The latest Bruckner from Markus Poschner; John Wilson conducts John Ireland; Strauss from Cleveland; Boult’s live Vaughan Williams
The Heath Quartet record Berg, Schoenberg and Webern; Franck’s complete chamber works
Bach from cellist Marina Tarasova; Grieg from Peter Donohoe; Can Çakmur’s latest album
Konstantin Krimmel sings Liszt; Schubert albums from Gerald Finley and Samuel Hasselhorn
ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS Peter Quantrill recommends some online viewing
Mozart’s Lucio Silla; Samuel Mariño’s ‘Sopranista’
JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC
Reviews from our sister titles Jazzwise and Songlines
Dimitri Mitropoulos and Jacqueline Du Pré
Rob Cowan on recent releases from the archives
CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Richard Fairman and Hugo Shirley revisit Gardiner’s recording of Idomeneo from 1990
Britten essays; exploring the 20th century
GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION Mark Pullinger immerses himself in Tosca recordings and sorts the heroes from the villains
FOR THE RECORD
The latest news – plus a catch-up with Director of the BBC Proms David Pickard, and a ‘What Next?’ guide that starts with Mozart’s Requiem
LETTERS AND OBITUARIES In favour of divided violins – plus we pay tribute to the British conductor David Lloyd-Jones
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH We interview the irrepressible French conductor about his period-instrument approach to Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, a work he has just recorded with Les Siècles for Harmonia Mundi
MEETING ANNA LAPWOOD Editor Martin Cullingford meets the British organist and conductor and finds a musician whose imagination and open-mindedness make her a dream ambassador for classical music
MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE David Patrick Stearns talks to Manfred Honeck about the conductor’s definitive interpretation of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony – a work he has recorded with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Cera celebrates the great Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel, who revolutionised the recording industry when he recorded the first-ever set of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS Pwyll ap Siôn paints a fascinating portrait of Arvo Pärt, reminding us of the many sides to this Estonian composer that are often overlooked. By reclaiming the more human elements of the composer’s character, he asks, can we end up with a better understanding of his music?
The latest from the world of audio equipment: the future of the hi-fi amplifier, a slimline network audio player, and how to choose the right speakers
The Booker Prize-winning author DBC Pierre on Howard Hanson’s Second Symphony – a work that brought him back from the abyss
4 GRAMOPHONE AUGUST 2022
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