My first Gramophone review, by Jeremy Nicholas


Leading critics recall their Gramophone debuts: 

I was busily writing for three music magazines when early in 2003 I got a call out of the blue from Michael Quinn. Would I like to review a disc for Gramophone? A new work by Wynton Marsalis called All Rise, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, on Sony Classics. I had worked with Quinn when he was deputy editor of Classic FM magazine (RIP). He was now deputy editor of Gramophone. I demurred. This was repertoire out of my comfort zone ā€“ and Iā€™d be making my Gramophone debut with it. Who would not be excited to be invited to join such an illustrious roll call of contributors, past and present? But it was still a daunting prospect: for me, this magazine has always represented the gold standard. The review took me about a fortnight to write"

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