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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2018

One of two recent recordings of the Bartók violin concertos takes pride of place this month, with mentions in despatches for artists including Rachel Podger, Paul Lewis, Julien Brocal, and the Elias Quartet.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2018

A superb Rachmaninov double-bill from Mariss Jansons and his Bavarian orchestra comes out on top this month, with honourable mentions for pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Martin Helmchen and the young Persian-Austrian cellist Kian Soltani.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2018

Chris introduces this month's selection, with a lucid interpretation of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata that's been four decades in the making leading the way as Recording of the Month.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2018

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by two titans of the keyboard joining forces in Stravinsky.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2018

A thrilling and uncompromising account of Tchaikovsky's final symphony is out in front as Recording of the Week, with honourable mentions for artists including Giovanni Antonini, Cecilia Bartoli, Sol Gabetta, and Ádám Fischer.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - December 2017

One of the great operatic triumphs of 2017 takes centre-stage as Recording of the Month, with honourable mentions for new albums from Marianne Crebassa, Rachel Podger and The King’s Singers.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - November 2017

This month's Choices include recordings by Leif Ove Andsnes, James Ehnes, the Pavel Haas Quartet, and Les Talens Lyriques.

Katherine Cooper

 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices, October 2017

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by some sublime Schubert that recently featured as our own Recording of the Week.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - Awards Issue 2017

Chris introduces the picks of the latest issue, with cello concertos by CPE Bach and Haydn out in front as Recording of the Month…

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - September 2017

Chris introduces this month's Choices, with a fresh new Mendelssohn cycle from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe taking pride of place…

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - August 2017

Chris introduces this month's Choices, with a haunting new song-cycle from Jonathan Dove in the lead as Recording of the Month.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - July 2017

Chris introduces this month's Gramophone Editor's Choices, with I Fagiolini's Other Vespers at the head of the pack…

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - June 2017

Chris introduces this month's choices, with Arcadi Volodos's stupendous Brahms recital on Sony taking pride of place as Disc of the Month.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - May 2017

Chris introduces this month's choices, with James MacMillan's highly moving setting of the Stabat Mater leading the selection.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - April 2017

Chris introduces this month's highlights, headed by an 'expertly executed and deeply committed' revisitation of the St Matthew Passion

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - March 2017

Chris introduces this month's highlights, with the final instalment of an outstanding Tchaikovsky series leading the way as Recording of the Month…

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - February 2017

Chris introduces this month's selection, headed by a 'flexible but coherent' account of Tchaikovsky's First Symphony.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - January 2017

Chris introduces this month's choices, with one of our own top 10 discs of 2016 leading the way as Record of the Month…

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - December 2016

Chris introduces this month's choices, with the latest instalment of a distinguished Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle leading the way as Recording of the Month.

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 Gramophone Choices, Gramophone Editor's Choices - November 2016

Chris introduces this month's choices, with Bach French Suites from a veteran pianist on Deutsche Grammophon leading the way as Recording of the Month.

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