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OPHONE I·ncorporating CASSETTES & CARTR IDG ES

February 1985 Vol. 62 NO.7 41

CONTENTS

INDEX TO REVIEWS-including Mozart's 'new' symphony, a major new set of Sibelius's songs, Maazel 's new Turandot and Bohm's Walkure digitally re-mastered on CD . 946

NEW RELEASES .

CORRESPONDENCE . NEWS & VIEWS-Andrew Keener talks to Jack Boyce of ASV

about the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Earl Wild and Beethoven are also under scrutiny .. .. ............ .

A QUARTERLY RETROSPECT with Robert Layton .

SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT-Reflect ions by Michael Oliver on the occasion of Sir Michael's 80th birthday and a discography . .

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REVIEWS

AUDIO

Orchestral.

Chamber.

969 New Formats for Sound

984 Recording .

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Instrumental . . .. ......... .

Choral and Song.

990

995

Opera

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1011

Brief Reviews . ....... 1013 Classical Pops ......... . . . .. 1014 Stage & Screen ...... 101 4 Jazz .. 101 7 Spoken Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1017 Cassette Commenlary ... 1018

Equipment Reviews:

Yamaha CD-Xl CD Player .1023 Sony SL-HF100UB Beta

Hi - Fi Recorder. . ... 1024 John Bowers Active One

Loudspeaker.

Three T4 P Cartridges

In review ..

.. 1027

.... . 1031

New Products

. ..... 1033

FRONT COVER

The front cover this month features the distinctive sleeve of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe's new recording of Dvorak's Wind Serenade which is reviewed by Edward Greenfield on page 973.

NEXT MONTH

Featured on the front cover will be Ni ko lau s Harnoncourt and he is interviewed in "News & View s" . In the Audio section John Borwick reviews the Miss ion DAD7000 CD player The March 1985 issue will be published on Wednesda y February 27th.

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