SPECIAL AWARDS ISSUE The year’s best recordings, chosen by our expert critics gramophone.co.uk


Dame Kiri Te Kanawa wins our Lifetime Achievement Award

We name the best releases of the past year, including:

Joyce DiDonato’s musical mission for peace Masaaki Suzuki’s serene,

life-a irming Mozart

Murray Perahia’s intelligent, joyful Bach … and we reveal our Recording of the Year!

PLUS Strauss’s Alpine Symphony:

which version to own? Victor de Sabata: recalling the maestro, 50 years on