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CONTENTS Volume 100 Number 1214

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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings reviewed in this issue

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Richard Wigmore gives an enthusiastic reception to a new high-class recording of Handel’s La Resurrezione from a line-up of distinguished Handelians under the direction of Harry Bicket

ORCHESTRAL

Mozart piano concertos from Bavouzet and McDermott; Owain Arwel Hughes conducts Sibelius; Simon Callaghan plays rare British gems

CHAMBER

Brahms from the Pavel Haas Quartet; Raff’s cello music; Jonathan Radford’s ‘Saxophone Craze’

INSTRUMENTAL

Solo Bach from Ehnes and Philippe; Sokolov live from Esterházy; Federico Colli plays Mozart

VOCAL

Mendelssohn from Chen Reiss; Anna Prohaska’s ‘Celebration of Life in Death’; Easter at St John’s

OPERA

Neuwirth’s Orlando; Florian Sempey’s Rossini

JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

Reviews from our sister titles Jazzwise and Songlines

ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS Richard Bratby recommends some online viewing

REISSUES

Kurt Masur on Warner; Wolfgang Holzmair

BOX-SET ROUND-UP

REPLAY

Rob Cowan on recent releases from the archives

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Tim Ashley and Mark Pullinger revisit the 1964 Forza/Schippers recording with Leontyne Price

BOOKS

Scholarly Scriabin; a portrait of José Serebrier

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION This Eastertide, Andrew Mellor chooses his favourite recording of Bach’s Cantata No 4

REVIEWS INDEX

FOR THE RECORD

The latest news, plus tributes to major figures

ALEXANDRE KANTOROW The gifted French pianist has released his second instalment of Saint-Saëns’s piano concertos for BIS, the label which believed in him long before he won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 2019. Tim Parry meets him, and finds an open, engaging young artist who sees his audiences as crucial in shaping his relationship to a work

BRINGING BACK BARBER A significant new recording on the Resonus label includes 19 previously unheard examples of Barber’s songs, helping us to understand his early compositional voice, finds David Patrick Stearns

DEFINING HÉLOÏSE WERNER The French British musician – soprano, composer, experimentalist – has released her debut solo album, ‘Phrases’, on Delphian, a fascinating exploration not just of the nature of singing, but of language itself, finds Martin Cullingford

MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE Mark Elder expands on the multiple challenges of conducting Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No 9

ICONS

Jeremy Nicholas celebrates Ignaz Friedman, the Polish pianist with an outsize personality CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS Richard Whitehouse champions the work of the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin who, astonishingly, turns 90 this year

WHAT NEXT?

Hugo Shirley’s journey starts with Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel and leads to Haydn, Verdi and Arnold

HIGH FIDELITY

NEW RELEASES

MY MUSIC

The acclaimed historian Lady Antonia Fraser on discovering The Marriage of Figaro, and the huge honour of having her verses set by Stephen Hough

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