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
EDITOR'S CHOICE The finest new recordings of the month, from Haydn's songs to Wagner's Gijtterdammerung
FOR THE RECORD Grigolo for Sony; Higdon wins Pulitzer;
James Rhodes reaches out
ONE TO WATCH South African-born harpsichordist
A CONVERSATION WITH . . .
. . . conductor Donald Runnicles
Violinist Henning Kraggerud on research
RICHARD EYRE Our new columnist on discovering music
PHILIP KENNICOTT Does Slatkin actually enjoy conducting?
RECORDINGS ON TRIAL Is Harnoncourt's interpretation of Haydn's
"Paris" Symphonies on or off the mark?
BIOGRAPHY OF AN INSTRUMENT Lost and found: the fascinating history behind Joshua Bell's prized violin
PROMS SPECIAL Along with our guest editor, violinist Nicola Benedetti, we celebrate some of the themes and artists behind this year's Proms
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
THE COLLECTION Opera critic and director Mike Ashman delves into his weighty archive of recordings of Wagner's Lohengrin
MUSICALJOURNEYS Gilmore International Keyboard Festival; Parisian Joplin revival; Continuum Peninsula
Arts Contemporary Music Festival
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
AUDIO AND VISUAL Denon's new CD player, amp and tuner;
the frenzied launch of the Apple iPad
Leading financial investor Anthony Bolton on his love of composing
Which Wagner Lohengrin recording has sailed into first place in The Collection? 52
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