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RegularsEditor'schoiceBestnew recordings of the month 4 Musical month Concert highlights to August 31 5 From where I sit Gubaidulina on time and inspiration 23 SingertalkjBS on the Wigmore Hall's last 35 years 25 Readers' letters Open house on the London Symphony 26 Collection Henze's prodigious work on CD 28 US Section The vVestminster label's rebirth; Philip Kennicott talks with conductor Robert Spano; Reviews of the latest US releases and our New releases listing A1-A12 Take 5 Recent releases of recent masterpieces reassessed 33 Take 5/2 Off-the-beaten track CDs given a second spin 36 Reputations Robert Casadesus - a neglected pianist 38 Masterclass Biber's lWystery Sonatas 40 Replay The best of historic including Beecham's Tristan 43 Hindsight Life at Gramophone 70, 50, 30 years ago 146

Features19,,1,*.,.,1;1_AngelaHewitt on redefining Bach

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Interview Gabriel Garrido on South American Baroque 13 Interview Giuseppe di Stefano's recollections at 80 14

NewsDeccasignstenor; American Music Center collection finds new home; Barenboim breaks Israel's Wagner taboo 16 Webwatch Adam Baer on artist-run websites 20

ReviewsOrchestralNaganoconducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Messiaen's Turangalila, Naxos complete their Arnold cycle, and the best of Phi lips 50 Great Recordings 46 Chamber Vengerov's 'Virtuosi'album, and Jordi Savall's 'Music for the Spanish Kings' 60 Instrumental Angela Hewitt plays Bach transcriptions, and Zoltan Kocsis completes his Bartok cycle 68 Vocal Outstanding Haydn from Hickox 74 Opera Christie introduces more little-known Rameau 92 DVD & Video Carlos Kleiber's Fledermaus on DVD 102 Book reviews Malcolm Sargent and Berlioz anecdotes 106

AudioNews'VirtualSACD' provided by quality CD player 108 Feedback Your hi-fi questions answered 111 Report The Frankfurt Hi-Fi Show 2001 113 Show report Marantz goes independent and diversifies 115 Tests Technics SA-DA10 114 Cyrus DVD7 116 Monitor Audio GR10 117 Musical Fidelity A3 119 Lektropaks RAD-1 121 Sony CDP-XE570 123 Meridian 588 124

DataSubscriptions 34 Concert-going 99 Classifieds 128 New releases 132 Recommended recordings 136 UK label directory 141 Reviews index 144 Advertisers' index 145

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