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The June issue of Gramophone is on sale from May 18 and offers a huge variety of features to enjoy. Our cover story focuses on Tristan und Isolde, 150 years after its premiere, and explores how Wagner's masterpiece changed the face of opera. We also welcome 10 more artists into the Hall of Fame and celebrate how their artistry has contributed immeasurably to the world of classical music recordings. Elsewhere, you'll discover a passionate tribute to Gundula Janowitz by fellow soprano Elizabeth Watts, a celebration of the music of American composer Jennifer Higdon, and a survey of Haydn's 'Drumroll' Symphony on record. Add to all this our comprehensive reviews pages, compiled by our expert critics and covering all the latest classical music releases, and you'll find that our June issue is well worth exploring!



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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