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Feb 26, 2021

This year is the centenary of the birth of the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, an anniversary celebrated by the accordionist Ksenija Sidorova on her new Alpha Classics, ‘Piazzolla Reflections’. Now based in Madrid, Ksenija talked by video call with Gramophone’s Editor in Chief, James Jolly about the album,...


Feb 18, 2021

Benjamin Grosvenor's new Decca album focuses on one composer, Franz Liszt. The album includes the B minor Sonata as well as the Petrarch Sonnets, the Réminiscences de Norma and some shorter works. Gramophone's Reviews Editor, Tim Parry, caught up with Benjamin for this new Gramophone Podcast.

Grosvenor, a former...


Feb 11, 2021

Raymond Yiu's music is featured on a new Delphian album featuring performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson, Sir Andrew Davis and Edward Gardner. In this Gramophone Podcast, James Jolly talks to him about the inspiration and evolution of the three works, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured,...


Feb 11, 2021

In the first episode of a brand new series for Gramophone, Editor-in-Chief James Jolly and critic and broadcaster Rob Cowan discuss Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and compare the various approaches that conductors have to taken to this most famous of masterpieces.

They talk about how a professional critic should approach a...


Feb 5, 2021

Daniel Hope, joined by Alexey Botvinov, has recorded an album for Deutsche Grammophon of music for violin and piano by Alfred Schnittke. James Jolly caught up with him to learn about his love for this music, how he met the composer and how he assembled this new recording. And after a 2020 like no other, Daniel Hope also...