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CONTENT~

REVIEW~ Including the Bach Orchestral Suites from Jorm Saval/ (~ 37), Elgar's First Symphony fi'om Leonard Slatkin (~ 38), and the CD issue ofAntal Dorati'sHaydn Symphony series (~ 40) . Arnold Whittall reviews two new recordings of Sir Peter MaxweU Davies's TrUmpet Concerto ( po 46) and Michael Oliver welcomes a disc ofmusic by Johan Wagenaar (F7 52). The youthful Hagen Quartet play early string quartets by Mozart ( p -60). A/an Blyth reviews a striking new performance of Mozart's "Idomeneo" from John Eliot Gardiner ( p" 87) and Robert Layton considers a newly discovered recording of Webern conducting Berg ( 17" 94).

NEW RELEASES A listing of new Compact Discs, Cassettes and LPs appearing this month ( D'138),

INDEX TO REVIEWS

A guide 10 Ihe reviews appearing this month.

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CORRESPONDENCE

GreOl conductors of the past and Parry 's Bournem outh connection.

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NEWS & VIEWS

Int erviews with Anthony Ro/fe Johl1son , Salvatore A ccardo , H&kal1 Hardenberger and Richard Marlow . Letters from Paris, Brussels and leeland.

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PLAYING WITH THE MYSTlC

Violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet talks to Edward Se ckerson .

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THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTlON 31 Lewis Foreman considers Ihe unusual orchestrations of Mussorgsk y 's " Pictures at an Exhibition ".

NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE

A survey by Chrislie Barter for North American readers (following page'32, only in the North American edition ) .

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MOZART 1791-1991

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Stanley Sadie considers recent releases oJ Mozart for the bicent enary year.

REVIEWS

Orchestral-37. Chamber-56. Instrumental--64. Choral & Song-70. Opera-87. Spoken Word---93 . Historical-94. Collectors ' Corner- I07.

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AUDIO

Sounds in Retrospect- 1I 9. Inside Audio-l2I . Arcam Delta 110 Digital Preamplifier and 120 Power Amplifier-I22. NAD 5420 and 5425 CD Players-124. Harbeth P3 Loudspeaker- 125 . AVI S 2000MP Preamplifier and S200MA Power Amplifier-I26. New Products-130.

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HI DSIGHT

Alan Sanders looks through back issues OJGRAMOPHONE of60, 40 and 20 years ago.

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FRONT COVER Yuri Bashmel appears on this month'sfront cover . He talks to Edward Seckerson about playing the viola and the instrument's special qualities on page 26 and we review his new recording of twentieth-century viola works on page 55. (Photo: BMG/Lewis)

NEXT MONTH Riccardo Muli is featured on the July cover 10 celebrate his 50th birthday. We re view his new recordings of Prokofiev's Fifth and Tchaikovsk y's Fourth Symphonies, as well as two operas, Mozart's "Don Giovanni " and Pergolesi's " Lo Jrate 'nnamorato" recorded live at La Scala , Milan. Also next mon/h, Richard Osborne discusses edition s of the Bruckner symphonies and recommends a basic collection.

The July 1991 issue is published on Wednesday July 3rd.