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REVIEW~ Rafael Kuhelik conducts Dvolilk's "New World" Symphony ( 53) and Gerard Schwarz conducts works by Hanson and Piston ( lIP'" 54 & 58). Gregory Allen plays piano works by Rodrigo (po 73), John Williams plays Spanish guitar works ( lQ" 82) and Luciano PaJlarotti and James Levine perform Berlioz 's "Grande messe des morts" (r;:r 86). Victoria de los Angeles sings Catalan folk-songs ( r::r 90) and Kathleen Battle's Carnegie Hall recital is reviewed (~ 90). Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts "Tosca " (~ 102 & J10) .

NEW RELEASES A listing of new Compact Discs, Casselles and LPs appearing this month ( -=r 138).

INDEX TO REVIEWS

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A guide to the reviews appearing this month. CORRESPONDENCE

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Thoughts on realistic recording. great virtuoso pianists and Glenn Gould. NEWS & VIEWS 9 Int erviews with Frank Peter Zimmermann , John Williams and Nathalie Stutzmat/n, and, taking up this month's Spanish theme, Joaquin Rodrigo and Alicia de Larrocha. GREAT VOICES : VICTORIA DE LOS 27 ANGELES The celebrated Spanish soprano talks to John Steane about her art . THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 29 Richard Osborne considers the available versions 0/ Rossini 's comic masterpiece, "/I barbiere di Siviglia ". PINCHAS ZUKERMAN 32 Herbert Glass reports /rom the Dallas sessions where Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug recorded Beethoven's sonatas /01' violin and piano. QUARTERLY RETROSPECT 35 John Steane looks back over the quarter's vocal releases. ESPANA 41 A survey in three parts 0/ Spain's rich musical heritage, from the Renaissance to the zarzuela . NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE A2 A survey by Christie Barter /01' North American readers (/ollowing page 48. only in the North American edition) . GREAT VOICES : ALFREDO KRAUS 49 John Higgins reminisces with the grea t Spanish tenor.

REVIEWS

Orchestral-51. Chamber---66. Instrumental-77. Organ Music--82. Choral & Song--86. Opera-10J. Video--1IO. Spoken Word--I1O. Hist oric-I 13. Collectors' Corner- II 7.

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CD-Illl erac tive- I 20. Technics European Seminar--I21 . Inside Audio--I22. Aura VA-IOO Evolution Integrated Amplifier- I23. Philips CDI 205 CD-Illleractive Player-I 24. Pioneer F-550 RDS Tuner-I25. Meridian 602 CD Transport and 606 Digital to Analogue Converter-I26. New Products-127. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 135 A table o/this month's advertisers. DISTRIBUTOR DIRECTORY 136 A table 0/ UK distributors .

HINDSIGHT

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Alan Sanders looks through back issues O/GRAMOPHONE 0/60. 40 and 20 years ago.

FRONT COVER Pinchas Zukerman is featured on this mOlllh 's /rolll cover to coincide with his new RCA release with Marc Neik rug 0/ Beethoven 's sonatas /01' violin and piano. Herbert Glass reports from the recording sessions on page 32 and Christopher Headington reviews the discs on page 66. (photo: RCA /Marshall )

NEXT MONTH The August/ront cover features the Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen to coincide with his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival. We review his new recordings 0/ music by Mahler and Sibelius. The August 1992 issue is published on Wednesday July 29th.

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