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REVIEW~ Carlo Maria Giulini conducts Brahms's Third Symphony ( fJ':r 54) , Maria Ewing sings Ravel's "Sheherazade" (~ 56) and two new recordings ofSibelius's Fourth Symphony from Lorin Maazel and Leif Segerstam (~ 58). The Balanescu Quartet play Michael Nyman ( 1!J- 60) and the Beaux Arts Trio perform Shostakovich ( 60). John Eliot Gardiner conducts Handel's "Saul" ( no 65) and Brigitte Fassbaender sings Schubert Lieder ( 0" 68). John Stealle reviews the Decca Renata Tebaldi edition ( 74) and Alan Blyth reviews the final instalment in James Levine's Met "Ring" cycle ( 86).

NEW RELEASES A listing of new Compact Discs, Cassettes and LPs appearing this month ( t;;;7' 123).

INDEX TO REVIEWS

A guide to the reviews appearing this month .

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CORRESPONDENCE

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lneluding more thoughts on the great conductors o/the past and their successors today.

NEWS& V I EWS

Including interviews with Emma Kirk by , Katia and Marielle Labeque. James Conlon and Michael Nyman. Also lellersFom Paris . New York and Italy and details o/the best -selling discs in Tokyo's record s tore. Wave.

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QUARTERLY RETROSPECT

Robe,., Layton considers recent recordings 0/ orchestral. chamber and instrumental music. including a cllltch o/releases o/Martinu.

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GREAT VOICES: NICOLAI GEDDA

John Higgins talks to the Swedish tenor about his illus trious career on stage and in the recording s tudio.

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NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE A2 A survey by Christie Bar/er/OI' North American readers {which/ollows page 32. only in the North American edition }.

THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 33 Richard Osborne unravels the problems surrounding the different performing editions 0/ Bruckner 's nine symphonies.

MUSlC [ HEARD WITH YOU

Edward Seckerson recalls a conversation he had with rhe late Leonard Bernstein during sessions/or "Candide".

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BERNSTE IN ON RECORD

David Gutman considers Bernstein's prolific career in the recording studio.

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GREAT VOICES : RENATA TEBALD I 45 Hugh Canning visited the diva in Milan and talked to her aboLII singers and singing. THE END OF AN ERA 50 Robert Layton remembers three great painists who died recently, Clau dio Arrau, Wilhelm KempfJ and Rudolf Serkin. REVIEWS 53 Orchestral-53. Chamber-59. Instrumental-fJ2 . Organ Music--65. Choral & Song-fJ5. Opera-72. Collectors' Corner-89. AUDIO 102 Chicago CES Report-102. Th e How and Why o/DIY,part 2-105. B & W DM600 and DM610 Loudspeakers-106 . Audio-Technica ATOC5 Pickup Cartridge-107. Sony TCD-D3 DA T Walkman-109 . Technics SL-PS900 Compact Disc Player-I 10. New Products- Ill . HINDSIGHT 128 Alan Sanders looks through back issues O/GRAMOPHONE 0/60, 40 and 20 years ago. FRONT COVER Leonard Bernstein appears on the August Font cover to mark the release of his last s tudio recording . "Candide". Edward Seckerson reportsFom the sess ions on page 38 and David Gutman considers his recorded legacy on page 41. Richard Osborne reviews "Candide" on page 72. (Photo: DGIBayat ) NEXT MONTH Dame Kiri Te Kanawa appears on the September cover. We review her new recordings 0/ Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" (conducted by Haitink), the Four Last Songs (conducted by Solti) , Mozart's "Le noz ze di Figaro" (conducted by Levine) and Johann Strauss IFs "Di([, Fledermaus" (conducted by Previn ) . David Nice reports from the "Rosenkavalier" sessions in Dresden. Also next month Lyndon Jenkins on 50 years 0/ British music. The September 1991 issue is published on Wednesday 28th August.