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Contents - July 20IO

'D'Oustrac suggests more than a hint of erotic passion and avows her eternal love with a burning convinction'

French mezzo-soprano Stephanie d'Oustrac'sforay into Haydn's songworld, reviewed on page 85

LETTERS William Carter: guitarist supreme; Barenboim and Rattle: a dream team

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EDITOR'S CHOICE The finest new recordings of the month, from Haydn's songs to Wagner's Gijtterdammerung

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FOR THE RECORD Grigolo for Sony; Higdon wins Pulitzer;

James Rhodes reaches out

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ONE TO WATCH South African-born harpsichordist

Kristian Bezuidenhout

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A CONVERSATION WITH . . .

. . . conductor Donald Runnicles

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DIARY

Violinist Henning Kraggerud on research

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RICHARD EYRE Our new columnist on discovering music

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PHILIP KENNICOTT Does Slatkin actually enjoy conducting?

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RECORDINGS ON TRIAL Is Harnoncourt's interpretation of Haydn's

"Paris" Symphonies on or off the mark?

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BIOGRAPHY OF AN INSTRUMENT Lost and found: the fascinating history behind Joshua Bell's prized violin

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PROMS SPECIAL Along with our guest editor, violinist Nicola Benedetti, we celebrate some of the themes and artists behind this year's Proms

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Nicola Benedetti interviews conductor Antonio Pappano; the colourful musical history of Venice; performing Bach transcriptions; the paradoxes of Morton Feldman; this year's full concert listings

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THE COLLECTION Opera critic and director Mike Ashman delves into his weighty archive of recordings of Wagner's Lohengrin

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MUSICALJOURNEYS Gilmore International Keyboard Festival; Parisian Joplin revival; Continuum Peninsula

Arts Contemporary Music Festival

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PICK OF THE MUSICAL MONTH Placido Domingo as Boccanegra in Madrid;

the Labeque sisters duet in Los Angeles; Lang Lang in New York's Central Park;

Viktoria Mullova plays Dartington

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AUDIO AND VISUAL Denon's new CD player, amp and tuner;

the frenzied launch of the Apple iPad

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MY MUSIC

Leading financial investor Anthony Bolton on his love of composing

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Which Wagner Lohengrin recording has sailed into first place in The Collection? 52

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