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Kathleen Ferrier

Collection Holst's musical journeys beyond The Plonets takes you from Egdon Heath to

Singertalk Thomas's Hamlet seeks refuge in Covent

Garden's archives

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REG LA RS 4 Editor's choice Best new recordings of the month 19 From where I sit Film director Chen Kaige 20 Singertalk Hamlet among Covent Garden's archives 23 Readers' letters 'Who owns recording copyright? A1 US Section (US edition only) Rising stars Jennifer

Higdon and Christopher Theofanidis; CRl's demise 36 Reputations Peter Schreier, a great Lieder tenor 38 Collection Beyond Holst's The Planets - the best on CD 104 Detour... A mystic for the masses : Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 122 Live Music around the world; on TV, radio and the web 142 Hindsight Life at Gramophone 70, 50 and 30 years ago 146 My Music Poet-critic James Fenton on words and music

NEVv'S 8 For the record Vincent Dumestre and Sandrine Piau 17 Obituaries Manuel Rosenthal and Ivo Zidek

FEATURE 26 Feature Fifty years after her death, Kathleen Ferrier continues to fascinate. Martin Cullingford asks ''Why?' 32 Interview Composer Erkki-Sven Tiiiir looks westwards

REVIEWS 42 ~ )Rl- I I [q IC\ L Great Conductors revisited 51 URCll r"TR.\ 1 RI I ~~l' [~ BIS celebrates its 30 birthday 53 URlIlLSTR.\L R[ISSllJ S:1 Classics in the making 54 l ~I 1.\ \ 1LIL!{ Kennedy goes East; great duos in Beethoven 62 1N ST Rl M r l 'T \ L Hamelin's Szymanowski 67 11'~T]{U!\HN · I.\L RLlssl LS Romantic pianism anyone? 68 \ l)L\ I Brahms and Mozart Requiems; Tallis's Spem 77 \ l K .\ L Rli sS U1- S From Purcell to Part 78 l) I' IIt\ Bonney, Fl6rez, Futral and Larmore in recital 82 \ )[,l iU 1,[ISSl [S Happy historical endings 84 l l \ 'l) 12-page special with Gheorghiu's Tosca on film 100 I( LJ'L \ Y Reissues and treasures from the archives 103 L \ H I I \'l- 20th-century composer friends revisited 106 Bunk REVI [ \ \s Rosen's Piano Notes; Musical quotation

DATA 56 Subscriptions 121 Audio glossary 130 New releases 134 Classifieds 144 Reviews index

AU DI O 108 News Orelle's stylish new amps; Linn goes universal 109 Feedback Your hi-fi questions answered 110 Audio clinic Our audio doctor pays a housecall 112 Tests & Reports Creek CD50/A50iR 114 Latest DVD

players 117 MJ Acoustics Reference 150 subwoofer 118 Frankfurt show report

Baek to bass-ies A sub-woofer that does everything but wag its tail 117

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