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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - July 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, with Sir András Schiff and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment supplying 'great revelations' in Brahms.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - June 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by a 'remarkable' traversal of a single year in Mozart's life from Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with a Proustian soirée from Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Tanguy de Williencourt on Harmonia Mundi in pride of place.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne's 'peerless' album of French piano duets (including Fauré's Dolly Suite and Ravel's Ma Mère l'Oye) on Hyperion.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by Hilary Hahn's 'Paris' album (featuring music by Chausson, Prokofiev and Rautavaara) on Deutsche Grammophon.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the first instalment of Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Rachmaninov series from Philadelphia on Deutsche Grammophon in pride of place.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by Frank Peter Zimmermann's 'benchmark' recordings of the Martinů violin concertos with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jakub Hruša on BIS.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - December 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, with Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis taking top honours for their 'inner luminosity' in a programme of music for Passiontide by Andreas Hammerschmidt on Ricercar.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - November 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by ‘fresh, fascinating but not uncontroversial accounts’ of Nielsen’s first two symphonies from Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by ‘compelling, supremely persuasive performances’ of Franz Schmidt’s symphonies from the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi on Deutsche Grammophon.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - October 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by an 'exciting, committed, necessary and brilliantly recorded' Peter Grimes starring Stuart Skelton on Chandos.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - September 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, headed by Vladimir Jurowski's recording of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Sarah Connolly, Robert Dean Smith and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra on Pentatone.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - August 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s Choices, headed by a ‘formidable’ account of Luigi Dallapiccola’s one-act opera Il Prigioniero from Gianandrea Noseda on Chandos.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - July 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s Choices, headed by a centenary celebration of the Cleveland Orchestra under their Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, which features two new commissions as well as music by Beethoven, Strauss, Prokofiev and Varèse.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - June 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with pride of place going to Piotr Beczała's 'simply wonderful' album of verismo arias, Vincerò!, released on Pentatone earlier this month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the Tippett Quartet taking top honours for their 'breathtaking sense of control' in Henryk Górecki’s String Quartet No. 3 on Naxos.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s Choices, headed by Masaaki Suzuki's second account of Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Bach Collegium Japan as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s Choices, with Benjamin Grosvenor's accounts of the Chopin piano concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Elim Chan leading the way as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s Choices, with John Wilson’s French album Escales with Sinfonia of London on Chandos first among equals as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Stephen Hough's 'imaginative yet learned' accounts of Brahms's late piano works (released last Friday on Hyperion) in pride of place.