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CONTENTS Volume 100 Number 1220

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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings reviewed in this issue

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Edward Breen welcomes a beautiful recording by The Sixteen and Fretwork of a 1611 collection of Psalms, Songs and Sonnets by one of the greatest composers of the period, William Byrd

ORCHESTRAL

Two outstanding violinists turn to Berg; Iván Fischer conducts Bruckner; Mahler from the Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov

CHAMBER

An all-star line-up play Brahms and Rachmaninov from Verbier; a superb album of Hans Gál

INSTRUMENTAL

Mozart sonatas from Robert Levin; Alina Ibragimova’s Telemann; Víkingur Ólafsson’s latest

VOCAL

Schwanengesang from Ian Bostridge and the late Lars Vogt; La Serenissima’s ‘Vivaldi’s Women’

ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS Mark Pullinger catches up on some online viewing

OPERA

Leoncavallo’s Zingari; Jodie Devos’s ‘Bijous Perdus’

JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

Reviews from our sister titles Jazzwise and Songlines

REISSUES

Vaughan Williams; chamber music from Boston

BOX-SET ROUND-UP

REPLAY

Rob Cowan on recent releases from the archives

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Steven Isserlis’s recording of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil is the album under discussion

BOOKS

Essays on Liszt; the sonata idea in piano trios

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION Britten’s War Requiem is a work of shattering power; Geraint Lewis assesses recordings of it

REVIEWS INDEX

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FOR THE RECORD

The latest news, including a gallery of photos from our Awards – plus we learn more about the new Vaughan Williams Foundation, step inside St Jude’s, Hampstead Garden Suburb, and James Jolly talks Solti with producer Michael Haas

LETTERS AND OBITUARIES In praise of our critics; Sir Adrian Boult’s tempos; and we pay tribute to the pianist Michael Ponti

CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET

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As the founder-director of Les Talens Lyriques marks his ensemble’s 30th anniversary, Richard Lawrence talks to the conductor and harpsichordist about three albums out this autumn that reflect the diversity of his work

A RING REMASTERED

As Decca returns to Solti’s iconic recording of Wagner’s epic, armed with the latest in sound technology, Peter Quantrill joins the remastering team at Abbey Road studios to hear the remarkable difference Spatial Audio makes

MEETING ROBERT TREVIÑO As the American conductor and his Basque National Orchestra release their second Ravel recording on Ondine, Clive Paget pays them a visit in Spain to experience their collaborative and spirited music-making in person

MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE John Wilson shares his views on Rachmaninov’s tone poem The Isle of the Dead with Rob Cowan

ICONS

Jeremy Nicholas explores the life and career of Emanuel Feuermann, the great Austrian cellist

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS Danish music’s utterly original Christian Winther Christensen is Andrew Mellor’s focus this issue

HIGH FIDELITY

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The latest from the world of audio equipment

MY MUSIC

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Cyrille Vigneron, Cartier’s President and CEO, on why music is a metaphor for jewellery design

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