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CONTENTS Volume 101 Number 1239

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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings reviewed in this issue

RECORDING OF THE MONTH David Fanning hails a virtuosic account of the Chopin Études by Yunchan Lim, a studio debut from this impressive competition winner

ORCHESTRAL

Leonidas Kavakos in Bach concertos; Hasan by Delius; Pietari Inkinen conducts Dvo∑ák; Sheherazade from Antonio Pappano

CHAMBER

Quatour Danel return to Shostakovich; La Serenissima play Tartini; Daniel Hope’s ‘Dance!’

INSTRUMENTAL

Masaaki Suzuki’s Art of Fugue; a Sorabji premiere; Julian Perkins plays instruments in Handel’s home

VOCAL

Feinstein and Thibaudet’s ‘Gershwin Rhapsody’; Schumann in English; Sacred Treasures of Venice

ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS Richard Bratby on concerts and operas to stream

OPERA

Busoni’s Faust; The Shining by Paul Moravec

JAZZ, WORLD & MUSICALS Reviews from Jazzwise, Songlines and Musicals

REISSUES

Copland conducts Copland; the symphonies of George Lloyd; Derek Solomons in Haydn

BOX-SET ROUND-UP

REPLAY

Rob Cowan on recent releases from the archives

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Mark Pullinger and Neil Fisher revisit Karajan’s 1974 Madama Butterfly with Freni and Pavarotti

BOOKS

Jeremy Dibble on Stanford; Sounds as They Are

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION Richard Wigmore explores the rich recording catalogue of Haydn’s ‘Clock’ Symphony

REVIEWS INDEX

FOR THE RECORD

Chicago Symphony names Klaus Mäkelä as new Music Director; Bournemouth Symphony makes appointments; the background to BIS, our current Label of the Year; Jeremy Dibble on his new Stanford book; looking back on Simon Rattle’s triumphant LSO years

LETTERS & OBITUARIES Arvı¯ds Jansons on record; remembering Peter Eötvös, Byron Janis and Aribert Reimann

YUNCHAN LIM

Ever since his Van Cliburn success, the young South Korean pianist has generated huge excitement and anticipation: we meet him

THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS Paul McCreesh talks to us about his moving new recording of Elgar’s scared masterpiece

SUMMER FESTIVALS € From chamber music amidst mountain landscapes to cutting-edge contemporary performances in city centres, we bring you our in-depth annual guide to the best concerts and events worldwide

MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE Michael Collins talks us through Mozart’s Symphony No 35, the joyous ‘Haffner’

ICONS

We remember Leon Fleisher, the pianist who lost the use of his right hand in his thirties and turned to left-hand repertoire and to teaching, before returning to two-hand piano music in later life

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS A guide to the wide-ranging music of Catalan composer Benet Casablancas, with some recommended recordings to discover

HIGH FIDELITY

The latest from the world of audio equipment, including a guide to developments in CD players

MY MUSIC

The three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant on her classical training and the inspirational art of Maria Callas

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