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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
Gramophone Magazine • Volume 101 Number 1228
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICE • Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews
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Notre-Dame de Paris • In our series exploring recording venues Tim Parry finds out what makes this famous cathedral such a special place to record music
Stephen Williams • The director on his film about Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier Saint-George
WHAT NEXT? • In our guide to further listening, Andrew Farach-Colton takes as his starting point Copland’s cowboy ballet Billy the Kid – where will his musical journey lead?
NEXT MONTH AUGUST 2023
On the wings of song • As the tenor’s 85th birthday approaches, and a celebratory Schubert album is released, James Jolly meets Ian Partridge to talk about a remarkably full and rewarding career
Letter of the Month • Britten at The Maltings at Snape
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HANDEL Six Years in a Life • Many milestones marked this great man’s work. Richard Wigmore hones in on some particularly defining ones – all involving oratorios and operas – to offer a focused and in-depth view
THE ART OF THE SONG RECITAL • The programming of art songs can be a challenge, especially in terms of repertoire and sequencing. David Patrick Stearns talks to leading pianists, singers and composers shaping the tradition for today – on stage and on record
TAKE FIVE • The acclaimed quintet Onyx Brass have been together for 30 years, and to mark the occasion they’ve commissioned an array of composers for a new NMC album. Richard Whitehouse meets some of those involved in this celebratory project – and finds out about some of the music
Orchestra of the Year
GRAMOPHONE RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Edward Breen admires a superbly cast and characterful account of Handel’s opera Serse from The English Concert and conductor Harry Bicket
Bruckner’s Motets • Andrew Lucas talks to Andrew Mellor about the challenges of recording these remarkable works
Maria Callas • Hugo Shirley carries our centenary series into the 1950s – the decade that marked the greatest achievements of the American-Greek soprano who was also born 100 years ago
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Steve Reich • Pwyll ap Siôn looks at how the US composer has harnessed characteristics of the human voice and language to create his own sound
Concertos across the continent • Charlotte Gardner explores a range of web-based concerts
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