CONTENTS Volume 100 Number 1222
EDITORIAL Phone 020 7738 5454 email firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Martin Cullingford DEPUTY EDITOR Sarah Kirkup REVIEWS EDITOR Tim Parry ONLINE CONTENT EDITOR James McCarthy SUB EDITORS David Threasher; Marija uric´ Speare EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Hattie Butterworth; Eleanor Burgess EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATOR Libby McPhee ART DIRECTOR Dinah Lone PICTURE EDITOR Sunita Sharma-Gibson AUDIO EDITOR Andrew Everard EDITOR IN CHIEF James Jolly WITH THANKS TO Jasmine Cullingford and Charlotte Gardner
ADVERTISING email email@example.com COMMERCIAL MANAGER Esther Zuke / 020 7501 6368 SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER James McMahon / 07967 169001
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BACK ISSUES 0800 137201 (UK) +44 (0)1722 716997 (overseas) firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLISHING HEAD OF MARKETING John Barnett / 020 7501 6233 GROUP INSTITUTIONAL SALES MANAGER Jas Atwal PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Richard Hamshere / 01722 716997 PRODUCTION MANAGER Kyri Apostolou CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Sally Boettcher / 01722 716997 SUBSCRIPTIONS MANAGER Bethany Foy / 01722 716997 EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Martin Cullingford MANAGING DIRECTOR Paul Geoghegan CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Ben Allen CHAIRMAN Mark Allen www.markallengroup.com
GRAMOPHONE is published by MA Music Leisure & Travel Ltd, St Jude’s Church, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PB, United Kingdom. gramophone.co.uk email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ISSN 0017 310X.
The 12 most highly recommended recordings reviewed in this issue
RECORDING OF THE MONTH Hugo Shirley enjoys a colourful exploration of Donizetti arias from the Mexican tenor Javier Camarena, with an interesting selection that generally avoids over-recorded favourites
Mozart concertos from a new generation of instrumentalists; Barenboim revisits Schumann; Sir Andrew Davis conducts Stravinsky
Flute sonatas by CPE Bach; Fretwork play Locke; the Jubilee Quartet’s impressive Schubert
Vicky Chow plays Glass; an imposing debut from Alim Beisembayev; Rachel Podger’s ‘Tutta sola’
Songs by Milton Babbitt; Blue Heron turn to Machaut; a striking album from Ruby Hughes
ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS Andrew Mellor reports on online music-making
Cherubini’s Les Abencérages; Rameau’s Zoroastre
JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC
Reviews from our sister titles Jazzwise and Songlines
Gieseking on Warner and an APR supplement
Rob Cowan on recent releases from the archives
CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Two critics dissect Rachmaninov’s 1930 recording of Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’ Sonata
Vaughan Williams and Boult; the Romantic age
GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION Mark Pullinger delves daringly into the vast discography of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
FOR THE RECORD
The latest news, including the BBC Phil’s new Chief Conductor and a forthcoming limitededition box-set celebrating Abbado’s career with DG – plus, the composer Julian Anderson speaks to us about receiving the 2023 Grawemeyer Music Award, Tim Parry steps inside Wyastone Concert Hall, and James Jolly talks with the Toronto SO’s new CEO, Mark Williams, about what a modern symphony orchestra should be
LETTERS AND OBITUARIES The true venue for Façade’s first private London performance; the many faces of Rozhdestvensky
In our first feature, Jeremy Nicholas celebrates this ‘most complete’ musician who excelled as composer, conductor and pianist, while, in our second feature, Philip Ross Bullock explores the startlingly original works that emerged from Rachmaninov’s enforced final years in exile
VOICES AND VIOLS UNITE The King’s Singers and Fretwork have joined forces to celebrate 400 years since the deaths of both Byrd and Weelkes, finds Edward Breen
COMPETITIONS GUIDE Our annual guide presents the best competitions across the UK, Europe, the US and further afield
MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE Christian-Pierre La Marca conveys his passion for Haydn’s Cello Concerto No 1 to Richard Bratby
Tully Potter recalls the extensive live and recorded legacy of the American baritone Robert Merrill
CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS Guy Rickards surveys the disarmingly broad output of British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad
The latest from the world of audio equipment
Film composer Alan Silvestri on his how classical guitar paved the way for a career in composition
4 GRAMOPHONE JANUARY 2023
You have no current subscriptions in your account.
Would you like to explore the titles in our collection?
You have no collections in your account.
Would you like to view your available titles?