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CONTENTS Volume 102 Number 12 4 0

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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings reviewed in this issue

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Antje Weithaas and Dénes Várjon complete their Beethoven violin sonata cycle, and Rob Cowan is particularly impressed by the final instalment

ORCHESTRAL

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Britten symphonies; Danny Elfman concertos; Janowski’s Schumann; Shostakovich’s ‘Babiy Yar’ with John Storgårds

CHAMBER

Period-instrument Fauré; Manziarly discoveries; Emmanuel Pahud plays Mozart transcriptions

INSTRUMENTAL

Masato Suzuki’s WTC Book 1; Kirill Gerstein plays Debussy; Russian Variations with Piers Lane

VOCAL

Cinquecento sing Padovano; vocal works of Max Reger; Rutter’s Visions; Schütz in Venice

ONLINE CONCERTS & EVENTS Andrew Mellor on concerts to stream

OPERA

Golda Schultz sings Mozart; The Hours by Kevin Puts

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

REISSUES

Three box sets survey the prolific recording legacy of Sir Neville Marriner in his centenary year

BOX-SET ROUND-UP

REPLAY

Rob Cowan on recent releases from the archives

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Edward Breen and Fabrice Fitch discuss a 1983 Machaut Mass recording by Andrew Parrott

BOOKS

Peter Quantrill on two books about Gérard Grisey

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION David Vickers recommends leading recordings of Buxtehude’s cantata cycle Membra Jesu nostri

REVIEWS INDEX

FOR THE RECORD

Major signings from Sony Classical, Warner Classics, DG and Erato; this year’s Proms; cellist Tom Posner is our One to Watch; pianist Paul Wee on Henselt and Bronsart; Bridge is this month’s label focus; film score composer Danny Elfman on writing for the concert hall

LETTERS & OBITUARIES Listening to George Jeffreys; remembering the much-admired conductor Sir Andrew Davis

RACHEL PODGER

We meet the ever-inspiring violinist as she releases her latest album, this time focusing on Early English music and its influences

ENSEMBLE DIDEROT

Johannes Pramsohler talks about his acclaimed ensemble’s ethos, and introduces its new recording of rare 18th-century works

KALEIDOSCOPE CHAMBER COLLECTIVE Tom Poster and Elena Urioste on their ensemble’s new project pairing Brahms with music by some of his neglected contemporaries

MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE Céline Frisch and Alexander Melnikov discuss CPE Bach’s Double Concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano, which they’ve recently recorded

ICONS

We celebrate conductor Klaus Tennstedt, whose time with the LPO was highly acclaimed

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS Guy Rickards on the work of British composer Matthew Taylor, with recommended recordings

HIGH FIDELITY

The latest from the world of audio equipment, including a discussion on the place of headphones in a classical music listening life

MY MUSIC

Christopher Reid, the poet and former winner of the Costa Book Awards, on links between words and music, and on working with Colin Matthews

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