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The Gramophone podcast

Sep 22, 2021

Today, we revealed the 11 albums to have won the recording categories at this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards, and which will now go on to compete to be named Recording of the Year on October 5. In this special edition of the Gramophone Podcast, Editor-in-Chief James Jolly, Editor Martin Cullingford and...


Sep 17, 2021

Charles Owen's latest recording for Avie is of the First Book, Switzerland from Franz Liszt's Années de pèlerinage ('Years of wandering). Charles talks to James Jolly about how he took the opportunity to return to the work during the long, quiet months of lockdown, how he performed the work in his first concerts with...


Sep 10, 2021

To celebrate his 60th birthday – and his first album for Decca in a decade – Jean-Yves Thibaudet has programmed a beautiful solo recital full of works with strong personal connections for him. Called ‘Carte blanche’, it ranges from Couperin to a Charles Trenet transcription, and is out today. Editor Martin...


Sep 2, 2021

Gramophone's Artist of the Year for 2019, Víkingur Ólafsson, has recorded three critically acclaimed albums for DG, and now he adds a fourth entitled 'Mozart & Contemporaries' which gathers music by CPE Bach, Galuppi, Cimarosa and Haydn around the great Wolfgang Amadeus.

James Jolly caught up by video call with the...


Aug 27, 2021

Lucas Debargue, who shot to fame during the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition where he took fourth prize, but totally stole the audience’s hearts, and shortly after was signed by Sony Classical. 'Żal' is Debargue's sixth album for the label and, joined by the violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica,...