Contents – Awards 2011

‘Riccardo Chailly’s first recorded Beethoven cycle shows him to be a Classicist through and through’

Richard Osborne reviews the Beethoven symphonies from Leipzig – page 80

Letters Further defence for the maligned viola


editor’s choice Original Bruckner from Hamburg; “authenticity” reaches John Cage; chamber delights from Stanford; plus our DVD and

Reissue of the Month


S o u n d b i t e S

b R o e D e i x

F e l


/ l e b R e c h t i m A g e S

: c u l t u R e p h o t o g r a p h y

For the record DG returns to Berlin; EU amends copyright law; Wang’s wardrobe causes a stir; Siem on recording Bull and Bruch


a conversation with…

…soprano Diana Damrau


diary Fresh from the whirlwind of Anna Nicole, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage looks to more intimate creations


one to watch Cliburn laureate Joyce Yang catches our attention


PhiLiP Kennicott Poignant reflections in his final column


recordinGs on triaL An opinion-dividing Carmen


taPinG waGner Marek Janowski opens up on his quest to record ten Wagner operas in Berlin


A W A R d S

the GramoPhone awards On October 6 the Gramophone Classical Music Awards were once again presented at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Our in-depth coverage includes details of all the nominees and winners, with illuminating details surrounding each of the triumphant recordings, artists and labels. Exclusive interviews, revealing analysis, probing opinion and an exploration of creative and economic implications are all found within our coverage of the most prestigious awards for recorded classical music


the GramoPhone coLLection Richard Lawrence sifts through the available recordings of “the most perfect opera”,

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro


e n C o R e musicaL journeys New auditoriums in Salford and Helsinki and an institution born in Berlin for the preservation of compositional artefacts


PicK oF the musicaL month Our worldwide survey of the finest live music events on offer


audio and visuaL The new disc player from Marantz and exploring new ways of streaming


my music Screen star Jon Voight reflects on

Beethoven the revolutionary


Finding Figaro’s perfect sound picture 70

Marek Janowski’s Wagner marathon 30