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The August issue, on sale from July 17, has as its cover story a fascinating feature by on the inherent 'Finnishness' of Sibelius's music by Scandinavian expert Andrew Mellor – the perfect way to celebrate the Finnish composer's 150th anniversary year. Elsewhere in the issue, Philip Clark talks to Andris Nelsons about why he's the right man to record a complete Shostakovich symphony cycle with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Dixon hails the music of Unsuk Chin, and the vivacious mezzo-soprano Susan Graham meets with Joshua Kosman to discuss the intricacies of Ravel's luscious score for Shéhérazade. You'll also find reviews of all the most recent classical releases by our resident panel of critics and a colourful Collection by Jeremy Dibble on the best available recordings of Bax's tone-poem Tintagel. We hope you enjoy it!



Gramophone has been the world’s leading authority on classical music since 1923. With 13 issues a year every edition will enrich your classical music knowledge with in-depth interviews and features about composers past and present, plus established and new artists from across the globe. Each issue includes over 100 reviews of the latest CDs, downloads, DVDs and books all written by our globally acclaimed panel of expert critics. Gramophone is the magazine for the classical collector, as well for the enthusiast starting a voyage of discovery.



The trial issue features an in-depth retrospective on Schubert’s Winterreise, with input from some of the leading performers of the song cycle, including Jonas Kauffman, Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley and Brigitte Fassbaender.



It also includes an interview with the San Francisco Symphony’s conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas; the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director, Alan Gilbert, discusses Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony; plus we look back at the remarkable career of American soprano Leontyne Price.



Also featured in the trial issue: we analyse the breakthrough works of John Adams, we reconsider Sir Thomas Beecham’s classic recording of Puccini’s La bohème, and we recommend the very best recordings of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2.


Please note: This is the North American edition of Gramophone. It includes all the pages of the UK edition and also a specialised 16 page supplement each issue, “Sounds of America”. This details the most exciting musical developments across North America as well as reviewing the most interesting specialist American releases.


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