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REVIEWS Including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe's new recordings of Bach ( p ' 2(03), Haydn (p' 2(06) and Rossini ( po 2021). Lindsay Kemp reviews Decca's Mozart Almanac (p' 2014) and Ivan March welcomes a new Paganini and Saint-Saiins coupling from Gil ShaJuun (~2018). Viktoria Postnikolla performs works by Janacek (po 2033), and Pascal Roge and frumds perform French chamber music ( n- 2037). Jean-Marc Luisada plays Chopin ( I:r 2038) and Peter Lawson performs American piano sonatas ( I:r 2043), Alan Blyth reviews Daniel Barenboim 's two recordings of Mozart 's "Le nozze di Figaro" (1::1' 2061).

NEW RELEASES A listing of new Compact Discs, Cassettes and LPs appearing this month (I:r 2118),

INDEX TO REVIEWS

A guide to the reviews appearing this month.

1962

CORRESPONDENCE

Alfred Brendel recalls Edwin Fischer 's pianism, and memories 0/Jorge Bolet.

1965

NEWS & VIEWS

1968

Interviews with Aprile Millo, Jennifer Bate, Sir Georg Solti and Vladimir Spivakov.

QUARTERLY RETROSPECT

1987

Robert Lay ton surveys recent recordings 0/ orchestral, chamber and instrumental music, including new recordings by Russian pianists .

MAXIM SHOSTAKOVICH

David Fanning talks to the conductor Maxim Shostakovich about the music ofhis father , Dmitri.

1991

NORTH AMERICAN RETROSPECT

A survey by Christie Barter for North American readers (only in the North American edition which/ollows page 1992) .

A2

THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION

1993

Alan Blyth considers the available versions of Puccini's much-loved opera, "Madama Butterfly" .

KRYSTIAN ZIMERMAN

1997

Bryce Morrison talks to the Polish pianist to celebrate his new release of Schubert impromptus.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE 2000 Nicolas Soames profiles the youth/ul COE as it celebrates its tenth anniversary .

REVIEWS

2003

Orchestral-2003. Chamber- 2024. Instrumental-2038. Choral & Song-2047. Opera-2060. Classical Pops-2065. Stage & Screen- 2066. Brass & Military-2066. Spoken Word-2069. Historical-2070. Collectors 'Corner- 2089.

AUDIO

2097

Hi-Fi '9/-2097. Inside Audia-2099. Cylinders Today-2100. Denon NSI System-2103. Musical Fidelity A200 Integrated Amplifier- 2105. Nakamichi CD Player 2-2106. Celestion 5 Loudspeaker-2107. New Products-2108.

HINDSIGHT

2124

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

FRONT COVER Krystian Zimerman appears on this month'sfront cover. He talks to Bryce Morrison about his attitudes to music-making on page 1997 and Joan Chissell reviews his new recording of Schubert Impromptus on page 2040. ( Photo: DG/ Bayat)

NEXT MONTH The June cover will/eature the Soviet viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet. He talks to Edward Seckerson and we review his new solo collection 0/ twentieth-century viola works .

The Jun e 1991 issue is published on Wednesday May 29th.

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