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FEBRUARY 1980 Vol. 57 No. 681

Publisher & Editor ANTHONY POLLARD

Records Ed i tor MALCOLM WALKER

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK

Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT

Advertisement Co-ordinator

DERMOT JONES

Circulation Manager STEPHEN 'PRESCOTT

Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER

Deputy Publisher & Advertisement Oirector

BARRY IRViNG

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETT

JOAN CHISSELL MARTIN COOPER

JOHN DUARTE DAVID FALLOWS

ROGER FISKE ROBIN GOtDING EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRISON TREVOR HARVEY

ANDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON MALCOLM MACDONALD

WILLIAM MANN

IVAN MARCH MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORNE STEPHEN PLAISTOW GORDON REYNOLDS

STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

JOHN STEANE JOHN WARRACK

STANLEY WEBB ARNOLD WHITTALL

Incorporating CASSETIES & CARTRIDGES

CONTENTS1230IndextoReviews1230NewRecordandCassetteReleases1232Correspondence1247AQuarterlyRetrospectbyRobert Layton 1255 Here and There with Norman Austin. Carolyn Nott. Alan Sanders and

Maleol m Wal ker 1259 Book Reviews 1260 Contri butors' Notes 1260 Editorial Notes

REVIEWS1263127.61281 . 1282 ,

Orchestral .Chamber .Music

1293 1302 1302 1306

Instrumental Choral and Song bpera CaSsette Commentary by Geoffrey Horn Nights at the Round Table Jazz

AUDIO1308Commentary1313AudioDiary

Equipment Reviews: 1314 Six magnetic cartridges in review by John Borwick (Eagle P750X;

Goldring G900JIGC; JVC-Z-3EJD; Nagaoka !VIP-50; Ortofon Concorde 30; Shure SC39ED) 1323 Sony TC-K65 cassette deck by John Borwick 1324 . Celestion Ditton 332 loudspeaker by John Borwick 1327 Audio News '1328 New Products ·

FRONT COVER The world premi~re recording of Dvoftk's opera The }acobin is reviewed on page 1293

NEXT MONTH Full details of the Gramophone Record Awards for 1979 Interviews with Paul Tortelier and The King's Singers Plus reports on the follow ing : Audio Technica ATIIOO pickup arm, ADC ZLM/lil cartridge, Hafler Power Amplifier DH-200 and Toshiba Micro system ' The March 1980 issue of GRAMOPHONE will be publ ished on Wednesday March 5th GRAMOPHONE is published by General Gramophone Publications Limited 177-179 Kenton Road Harrow Middlesex HA3 OHA (telephone 01-907 4476) Trade Sales Counter 23-27 Tudor Street London EC4Y OHR (telephone 01-583 9199) GRAMOPHONE i , !>ubli'hed on rhe first Wednesdov of each month and is available (rom all newsa~ents and bookstall•. Annual subscri!>tions "ee!>an 1336: US air s!>oodod rato 127, 00. second closs !>osta~e !>aid New York , US mailin, a~entl: E.!>editers of tho Printed Word Ltd" 527 Madison Avenue. New York. NY 10022, Printed in Eniliand. Whilst eve,. effort has bren made (0 ensure the aCCurocy of statements within this ma~az;ne. we cannot accept res1>Onsibilitv (or any errors or omissions, or for matters arisin6 from clerical or printers' errors, or an advertiser not completinw his contract. It i , r~Quested that aJl/etters to (he Editor reouirinll 0 tlersonol reoly should be accompanied by a slambed addressed enve/ot>e. Subscribers, both at home and abroad. are reouested to advise chonlle of address details to our SubscrioCion D~artm'lIt at least five w.eks t>rior to the chan~. becomin~ effoctivo, ISSN 0017-3 lOX ~"GramoDhone"-1980

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