"Gramophone has been the world's leading authority on classical music since 1923. With 13 issues a year every edition will enrich your classical music pleasure with in-depth articles on established and new artists from across the globe. Each issue includes over 160 reviews of the latest CDs, DVDs, books and downloads plus a wide range of fascinating articles and features written by our globally acclaimed expert writers. The trial issue includes a rare interview with the revered conductor Claudio Abbado where some of his colleagues including Maurizio Pollini, Jonas Kaufmann, and Barbra Bonney join Gramophone in posing questions to the maestro. Also featured in this issue is an exploration into Aaron Copland's epic Third and whether it's the greatest American symphony, and we celebrate the American poet Emily Dickinson, and we review Domingo's recording of Leoncavallo, Ronlando Villazon's DVD L'elisir and Sviatioslav Richter's first ever biography - via Exact Editions"