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Gramophone selects (NOVEMBER 2018)


Ian Bostridge, our cover artist this month, joins the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle in music by Benjamin Britten, his Nocturne. Sir Antonio Pappano, celebrated this month as Bostridge’s pianist-partner, appears as conductor in Brahms and Richard Strauss, recorded at the 2017 Verbier Festival. And in you can’t wait until its release on Warner Classics next year, you can watch a tiny film about Kyung Wha Chung and Pappano performing the Brahms Violin Concerto in Rome earlier this year. Another fine opera conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a masterclass at New York’s Juilliard School and takes three young singers through music by Gounod and Mozart. Philippe Jordan’s Vienna Symphony Beethoven symphony series is garnering terrific reviews - a good excuse to watch Rainer Moritz’s documentary about this busy conductor. If you missed this year’s Leeds International Piano Competition, catch the winner, Eric Lu’s triumphant performance of the Beethoven Fourth Concerto with the Hallé and Edward Gardner.