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LETTERS Haydn's healing powers EDITOR'S CHOICE The best new recordings of the month

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SOUNDBITES FOR THE RECORD Lang Lang signs to Sony Music; Anne Sofie von Otter joins NaIve MY TOP 10 We bid farewell to this series with the most memorable musical goodbyes INTERVIEW

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Simon Trpceski embarks upon his mammoth Rachmaninov project for Avie DIARY 21 Tallis Scholars' founder Peter Phillips takes stock of 30 years of recordings ONE TO WATCH 23 Harpist Lavinia Meijer is set for stardom PHILlP KENNICOTT At last, a feature film that perfectly captures the classical world SIMON CALLOW

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How the recording industry has shaped musical trends THAT STRAIN AGAIN 28 On the cusp of a musical revolution

REVIEWS ORCHESTRAL Bates's Third Symphony is finally given the treatment i t deserves; Haitink revisits Strauss'sAlpine Symphony with gusto CHAMBER Ligeti well served by the Parker Quartet; Ensemble Explorations takes a creative approach to Vivaldi INSTRUMENTAL Jonathan Plowright presents a fascinating Chopin hommage VOCAL Hyperion's longstanding Byrd project is completed in superb style OPERA Gerald Finley's recital disc offers a rich and varied traversal of his stage work DVD Domingo showcases his greatest roles REPLAY Knushevitsky, Ansermet and Haskil from the airwaves BOOKS Terry Riley's In C made a profound contribution to music

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SOUNDWAVES

ENCOUNTERS

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Stephane Deneve draws inspiration from the theatre USA (North American edition only) A1 New Orleans Opera defies the memory

Passionato's revamp leads the way; marking 30 years of Gimell recordings

MUSICAL JOURNEYS

of Hurricane Katrina

SEEN AND HEARD

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FEATURES

Henze's Immolazione, his first work composed for Italy, receives its premiere

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36 LIVE MUSIC

CHOPIN CELEBRATION

In celebration of his 200th anniversary, Gramophone asks, "What is it, exactly, that makes Chopin so universally beloved?" Plus, how the soul of a composer who lived in France remains in Poland

Mozart'sMarriage ofPigaro in Washington

HIGH-FIDELITY AUDIO AND VISUAL So who really wants 3D television?

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LIFE AND SOUL

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Stephen Hough records Tchaikovsky's complete works for piano and orchestra under Osmo Vanska

FINALE MY MUSIC Israeli author Amos Oz

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THE COLLECTION

Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra has triumphed over initial confusion to become a repertoire staple

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CLASSIFIEDS NEW RELEASES REVIEWS INDEX

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COVER CD GRA HAM SALTER/ LEB RECHT MUSIC & ARTS/ LEBRECHT MUSIC & A RTS

110 The radio of the future www.gramophone.co.uk

122 AmosOz'smusicalpassions

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