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14 Andreas Scholl

Still only 30, Andreas Scholl has already risen to superstardom in the singing world, winning two Gramophone Awards along the way. Hugh Canning went to meet him to talk about tradition, mass media and his forthcoming operatic debut

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6 Letters

Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf responds to Alan Blyth's assessment of her Verdi Requiem; the role of film sound tracks in classical music today; a plea for more on record from Vernon Handley, and further enlightenment on the posthumous reputation of Eugen Jochum


Collection Lionel Salter has been l istening to all the available versions of the work commonly regarded as the first ever orchestral song-cycle, Berlioz's Les nuits d'i!te, and finds the best version is also one of the most recent

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