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4 Index to reviews 48 Orchestral 68 Chamber 76 Instrumental 82 Choral and song 94 Opera and video 109 Collectors' corner 112 Jazz


14 Renee Fleming

The young American soprano Renee Fleming has recently recorded a disc of Schubert Lieder. Hugh Canning spoke to her about her career and her plans for future repertoire, both in the concert-hall and opera house, as well as on record as part of her new contract with Decca


Renee Fleming Photo Decca! Eccles

Schubert In the first in a three-part series looking at the music of Schubert, Michael Quinn discusses the symphonies with three conductors, Sir Colin Davis, Roger Norrington and Frans Briiggen and the Schubert scholar Brian Newbould

Illu stration by Ali Campbell

2 Gramophone April 1997

112 Jazz

Ronnie Scott remembered as well as a selection of reviews of recent jazz releases

152 New releases

Our listing of the month 's releases

156 Index to advertisers

160 Hindsight

A look back through issues of Gramophone from 70, 50 and 30 years ago

Gil Evans and Miles Davis Ph oto Columbia Recordsl Huns/ein


6 Letters

More on the dearth of great tenors, youth and music, and memories of Jacqueline du Pre's celebrated Elgar Cello Concerto recording

A4 North American retrospect

Philip Kennicott has been listening to some recent recordings of chamber and piano music and gives a second opinion from the States (follows page 32, only in the North American edition )



Collection Maria Callas, who died 20 years ago, is for many the greatest opera singer of the century. John Steane revisits her commercial opera recordings and suggests what made her the prima donna asso/uta

What next? I) Andrew Achenbach wanders through pastoral land scapes in suggesting ten recordings to explore for admirers of the Elgar Violin Concerto



For the record News of some recent recording sessions, details of Gramophone's hi-fi event at the Bath Festival and EMl's new Debut series featuring young artists. Also details of more recordings of Rautavaara's music


Passing notes Pianist Richard Goode discusses performing Mozart and composing cadenzas. Conductor Hobart Earle extols the virtues of his Ukrainian orchestra, while singer and conductor Paul Hillier introduces his two new recordings, of music ancient and modern . Keith Shadwick launches a new six-part series of articles which look at the new trends in 'classical'music, the new audience it attracts and the relationship between the establishment and 'popular'composers

Ondine's Reijo Kiilunen and composer Einojuhani Rautavaara Photo all dine


Replay A new batch of Vox Boxes, another group of DG Originals and some Melodiya recordings of Russian tonepoems are some of the discs Robert Cowan discusses this month

44 Quarterly retrospect

John Steane has been weighing the merits of Solti's new Chicago recording of Die Meistersinger against a newly issued recording from 1967 conducted by Rafael Kubelik. Also under consideration is a host of song recordings

79 Gramophone

Concert -going The directory for concert promoters to advertise their forthcoming plans to Gramophone readers

150 UK label distribution directory

Hobart Earle Piloto AS V

Paul Hillier Photo Harmonia ,WundUM cLeod

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