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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings of the month

FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

RECORDING OF THE MONTH  Yevgeny Sudbin’s superb Scarlatti recording marks an impressive decade since his debut disc on BIS

ORCHESTRAL

A second Anderson disc from the LPO; Zukerman returns to The Lark Ascending; Lyrita celebrates British composers; vibrant Weber overtures

CHAMBER

Recent recordings of Marin Marais’s music; the Engegård Quartet impress in Grieg, Sibelius and Thommessen; two recordings focus on Frey

INSTRUMENTAL

Personal Bach from Freire; Martynov wraps up his Beethoven/Liszt cycle; the complete solo piano music of Boulez; Rondeau in Rameau and Royer

VOCAL

Atmospheric Estonian choral music by Grigorjeva; Mendelssohn’s Handel reconstruction reconstructed; Howells from Trinity and Layton

REISSUES

Rob Cowan enjoys two boxes celebrating the Menuhin centenary; exploring the Decca, Dutoit and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal legacy

OPERA

Enjoyable Balfe from Bonynge; a fascinating Opera Rara project, Donizetti’s original Le Duc d’Albe; Honegger and Ibert’s L’Aiglon revived

REPLAY

Melo Classic celebrate the 100th anniversary of pianist Monique de la Bruchollerie with a box-set

BOOKS

Novelist Julian Barnes reflects on Shostakovich; an appraisal of conductor Fritz Steinbach’s legacy

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION Verdi’s late masterpiece Otello has inspired a rich history of recordings, finds Richard Lawrence

NEW RELEASES

REVIEWS INDEX

YEHUDI MENUHIN

Tully Potter takes a look at Yehudi Menuhin’s legacy in the great violinist’s centenary year

ORCHESTRAL SHAKESPEARE Composers in the Romantic era found deep inspiration and high drama in the Bard’s plays

JOHN WILLIAMS

Martin Cullingford meets the guitarist as a major retrospective box-set celebrates his 75th birthday

YEVGENY SUDBIN



Ten years into a prolific recording relationship with BIS, the Russian pianist returns to Scarlatti

SUMMER FESTIVALS GUIDE Gramophone’s go-to guide for the best classical music and opera festivals worldwide in 2016

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE Paul Lewis and Harriet Smith get behind the notes of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto

ICONS

Gennady Rozhdestvensky – champion of new and unusual repertoire, by Peter Quantrill

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS Tan Dun, from the concert hall to Hollywood

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED  Wunderlich’s Dichterliebe from 1965 on DG

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE Ten of the best British piano concertos

PLAYLISTS

Scarlatti through the years; flowers and music

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS The best classical music concerts worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

Reviews of the Arcam A29 and Naim Mu-so QB

LETTERS & OBITUARIES  MY MUSIC  Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Kamasi Washington shares his passion for Stravinsky

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