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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - July 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces next month's selection, headed by 'extraordinary and revelatory' Ravel from Cédric Tiberghien, Stéphane Degout, Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth on Harmonia Mundi.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - June 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces next month's selection, headed by a 'lively, supple' account of Handel's early oratorio La Resurrezione on Linn from Harry Bicket and The English Concert.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a 'breathtakingly extravagant display of intellect and imagination' from Mitsuko Uchida in Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a St. Matthew Passion from Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon which offers 'glowing inner vitality and penetrating observations'.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by French violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte's 'wild and beautiful' accounts of concertos by Vivaldi, Leclair and Locatelli with Les Ombres.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Savall's 'very special' accounts of Beethoven's last four symphonies with Le Concert des Nations on Alia Vox.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2022

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Lise Davidsen and Leif Ove Andsnes's 'beautifully unaffected and honest' Grieg recital on Decca.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - December 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by French soprano Sabine Devieilhe's 'almost indecently ravishing' recital of Bach and Handel on Erato.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - November 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Florence Price's Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra on Deutsche Grammophon in pride of place.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Michael Spyres's Baritenor (which sees the versatile American singer tackling roles as diverse as Donizetti's Tonio and Verdi's Conte di Luna) as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - October 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Igor Levit's 'magisterial' accounts of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes & Fugues and Ronald Stevenson's On DSCH coming out on top as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - September 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Korean violinist Sueye Park's 'Journey Through A Century' in pride of place as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - August 2021

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's Choices, with Mahler's Seventh Symphony from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester first among equals.

 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.