Robert Stumpf, II wrote:
>Is it just me or has Gramophone sold out? I look at the latest issue's
>cover and I see:
>"The Greatest Conductor of All?: Furtwangler..." Then, just next to
>it is a photo of Shostakovich with the caption below, "Leningrad: The
>Symphony that saved Russia." Then, after having posed such pseudo-questions,
>the articles don't even address them. I suppose that is the good news.
>It seems to me that Gramophone is becoming more and more commercial,
>more superficial...kind of like what has happened to Time and Newsweek.
Have they been changing...I believe it is impossible to deny that. Have
they sold out...well...it depends on your perspective...my perspective
says yes. No doubt others would say...just trying to keep the magazine
alive...or...trying attract new readers...or...just using some of the
techniques of the more popular magazines...
I wonder, would there be a market for a classical review journal printed
entirely in black and white and not on glossy paper? I would be interested
if the reviews and articles were informed...fortunately we have classical.net
and other online services.
I should also add...if you are a record company and hope to ever see one
of your artists on the cover, you had better be willing to buy lots of