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Oct 29, 2021

The great Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink died on October 21 at the age of 92. During his 65 years career he conducted many of the world's great orchestras, holding posts with Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years, as well as the London Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden,...


Oct 22, 2021

For this week's Gramophone Podcast Editor Martin Cullingford is joined by the acclaimed violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi to talk about the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by JS Bach, which he has just recorded for the Naïve label. This week's Gramophone Podcast is in association with Leipzig – the...


Oct 14, 2021

Bach's cello suites are among the most extraordinary works - both joyful and profound - written for the instrument. In his new book, 'The Bach Cello Suites: A Companion', published by Faber, Steven Isserlis draws on decades of reflection on this music, sharing his views and encouraging us to listen in even...


Oct 5, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Gramophone Classical Music Awards have been revealed. To hear more about what lay behind the decisions to honour this year's winners, and to hear excerpts from all the winning artists and recordings, listen to this special second edition of our Awards Podcast, featuring Editor-in-Chief...


Oct 1, 2021

This weekend marks the 90th anniversary of the death of Carl Nielsen, and one of the most prominent flag-bearers for his legacy today is the Carl Nielsen International Competition. In this week’s Gramophone podcast, Editor Martin Cullingford talked to the competition's President, the violinist and conductor...