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Gramophone online – major new resource for grown-up classical fans

May 30, 2008

Readers occasionally ask Music for Grown-Ups “which is the best recording of… “ (any classical piece, say Haydn’s Creation). 


My knowledge of classical for grown-ups usually falls short of discriminating between competing versions, so I point them to the best collection of online classical reviews, in the Gramophone magazine’s archive.  It’s a peerless, rich resource, distilling the wisdom of countless experts.


So it’s welcome news that the self-styled “world’s best classical magazine” plans to increase its online content well beyond CD reviews.  From September, all new editorial content will be available online.  And then, early next year, the website will be extended further to incorporate downloads, online CD sales and ticket purchases.


The new site – – promises to become the major resource for grown-up classical fans.  Rave on Haymarket, publishers of the monthly Gramophone magazine!





Gerry Smith