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Latest News: Classical, Gramophone Choices

 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.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices December 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s selection, with pride of place going to François-Xavier Roth’s second recording of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique with Les Siècles.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices November 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a 'spectacular and stirring' account of Purcell's King Arthur from Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli on Signum.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s selection, headed by a fascinating album of Allegri, Monteverdi and their contemporaries from Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre on Alpha.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - October 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s selection, headed by the Beethoven and Sibelius violin concertos from Christian Tetzlaff, Robin Ticciati and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - September 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s selection, headed by ‘a piano recording that really plucks at the heart-strings’ - Denis Kozhukhin's selections of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces and Mendelssohn’s Lieder ohne Worte on Pentatone.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - August 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month’s Choices, with a superb Janáček recital from Nicky Spence, Julius Drake and friends on Hyperion first among equals as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - July 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the top spot going to Sébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances's vivid accounts of Charpentier's Bible scenes.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - June 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s ‘revelatory accounts’ of two symphonies by Mieczysław Weinberg with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Kremerata Baltica.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with pride of place going to a set of the late Beethoven sonatas by a pianist whose ‘kinship with the composer is everywhere apparent’.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the top spot going to a recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 7 which 'tells you not just how much Iván Fischer loves this work but how he loves it unconditionally'.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed up some 'simply wonderful Bach-playing' from Polish pianist Ewa Pobłocka on the Frederick Chopin Institute's own label.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the first volume of Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber’s Schumann series on Sony taking pride of place.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2019

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s live recording of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (starring Furio Zanasi as the returning hero and Lucile Richardot as his long-suffering wife) in the lead as Recording of the Month.

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