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 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.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - December 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with three of Handel's Italian cantatas from two outstanding young French singers and Emmanuelle Haïm directing Le Concert d'Astrée out in front as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - November 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Hilary Hahn's second volume of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin occupying the top spot.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - October 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Steven Isserlis and Dénes Várjon's recital of Chopin and Schubert on Hyperion taking pride of place.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with Sir Mark Elder's period-instrument recording of Rossini's Semiramide taking pride of place as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - September 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia's centenary tribute to their former Honorary President Leonard Bernstein taking pride of place as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - August 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with the original 1863 version of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles out in front as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - July 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with an ingenious exploration of the young Mozart's visit to London in the top spot as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - June 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Three delightful early nineteenth-century clarinet concertos (directed by the soloist) are top of the pile this month, with other featured artists including Trio Wanderer, Alfred Brendel, and Marc-André Hamelin.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

One of two recent recordings of the Bartók violin concertos takes pride of place this month, with mentions in despatches for artists including Rachel Podger, Paul Lewis, Julien Brocal, and the Elias Quartet.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

A superb Rachmaninov double-bill from Mariss Jansons and his Bavarian orchestra comes out on top this month, with honourable mentions for pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martin Helmchen and the young Persian-Austrian cellist Kian Soltani.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, with a lucid interpretation of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata that's been four decades in the making leading the way as Recording of the Month.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by two titans of the keyboard joining forces in Stravinsky.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2018

by Chris O'Reilly

A thrilling and uncompromising account of Tchaikovsky's final symphony is out in front as Recording of the Week, with honourable mentions for artists including Giovanni Antonini, Cecilia Bartoli, Sol Gabetta, and Ádám Fischer.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - December 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

One of the great operatic triumphs of 2017 takes centre-stage as Recording of the Month, with honourable mentions for new albums from Marianne Crebassa, Rachel Podger and The King’s Singers.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - November 2017

by Katherine Cooper

This month's Choices include recordings by Leif Ove Andsnes, James Ehnes, the Pavel Haas Quartet, and Les Talens Lyriques.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices, October 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by some sublime Schubert that recently featured as our own Recording of the Week.

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2017

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris introduces the picks of the latest issue, with cello concertos by CPE Bach and Haydn out in front as Recording of the Month…