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In the August issue of Gramophone, on sale from July 15, we invite 10 internationally renowned pianists each to talk about a major piano concerto. What are the challenges of performing Beethoven's Emperor? How does one approach the Grieg? Artists from Angela Hewitt to Leif Ove Andsnes - all of whom have recorded their chosen concerto - share their fascinating insights.

Elsewhere in the issue, Geoffrey Norris talks to conductor Mariss Jansons about recording Rachmaninov's Second Symphony for the third time, and David Patrick Stearns recommends the best recordings of Schoenberg's intensely moving opera, Moses und Aron.

And of course, you'll find the August issue packed full of the latest reviews by our expert panel of critics. Which artist has been awarded Recording of the Month? You'll have to read the issue to find out!



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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