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GRAMOPHONE

LETTERS Stanford and the slave trade

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REVIEWS

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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The best new recordings of the month

SOUNDB ITES

FOR THE RECORD

Simon Rattle explores The Pktnets; MacMillan's Scottish beasts; Danish monsters from Marthinsen FILM MUSIC 75

12 Jack's back .. .oh, and Superman too

Lyrita catalogue resurrected; new recording regulations for US orchestras ENCOUNTERS Lars Vogt: connecting to the Russian soul INTERVIEW

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Jos van Irrunerseel on his Ravel project DIARY: JOSHUA BELL 19 The American violinist on the jetsetting li festyle and his hectic summer season ONE TO WATCH Violinist Ruth Palmer HARRIET SMITH

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The LSO's new venture: marketing the classics for children

CHAMBER

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Argerich and Schwarzberg are first-rate INSTRUMENTAL 80 Brilliant Debussy from Steven Osborne VOCAL 90 DiDonato live at the WIgmore Hall OPERA 98 A fresh recording of Rossini's Barbiere MUSICAL THEATRE 105 Pay a visit to LingoLand and Avenue Q DVD 106 Amsterdam's roundly recommended Ring REPLAY 112 A welcome set from a Dutch master

PHILIP KENNICOTT

26 BOOKS

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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson: a voice that will echo through time THAT STRAIN AGAIN 28 Daniel Barenboim and Benjamin Britten on modem muzak THE GRAMOPHONE DEBATE 30 Do competitions stifle artistic growth? TAKING NOTE 33 What the world's music press is writing USA (North American edition only) A 1

How to stop worrying and love the music

SOUNDWAVES

TUNE SURFING

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James Jolly discovers bargain Schwarzkopf TV AND RADIO 121 Can Radio 3 withstand the competition?

MUSICAL JOURNEYS

Leon Botstein: multi-tasker extraordinaire SEEN AND HEARD

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ARMANDO IANNUCCI

A symphony in seven paragraphs

BLOGWATCH

35 Dartington's idyllic Summer School

LIVE MUSIC

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36 The best events from around the world

Deborah Voigt and the "little black dress": her publicist, Albert Imperato, has HIG H-FIDELITY

the inside story

FEATURES

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COVER STORY Tributes to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, plus a classic interview FEATURE The period instruments fallout THE COLLECTION Rachmaninov's First Symphony tOVER: OFOTO FAYER, VIENNA, EMI CONTENT'S: FROM TOP; E..\-IJ, DK L\-lAGES, LEBRECHT

AUDIO AND VISUAL

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Digital v analogue: quantity v quality

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MY MUSIC Author Alexander McCall Smith 48 SUBSCRIPTIONS

ClASSIFIEDS 54 NEW RElEASES

REVIEWS INDEX

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38Prima donna: Patrick O'Connor leads tributes to the late Elisabeth Schwankopf

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How period performance styles link past, present and future

Barenboim can't stand the muzak - but neither could Britten

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The Gramophone collection : Rachmaninov's First Symphony

Tannoy's blast from the past www.gramophone.co.uk

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