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JANUARY 1980 Vol. 57 No. 680

Publ isher & Ed i tor ANTHONY POLLARD

Records Editor MALCOLM WALKER

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK

Aud ioConsu Itant

JOHN GILBERT

Advert isement Co-ordinator

DERMOT JONES

Circulation Manager STEPHEN PRESCOTI

Subscrj ption Manager

LILIAN SHERER

Deputy Publi sher & Advert isement Director

BARRY IRVING

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY . ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETI

JOAN CHISSELL MARTIN COOPER

JOHN DUARTE DAVID FALLOWS

ROGER FISKE ROBIN GOLDING EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRiSON TREVOR HARVEY

ANDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON MALCOLM MACDONALD

WILLIAM MANN

lVAN MARCH MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORNE STEPHEN PLAISTOW GORDON REYNOLDS

STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

JOHN STEANE JOHN WARRACK

STANLEY WEBB ARNOLD WHITIALL

Incorporating CASSETIES & CARTRIDGES

CONTENTS1108IndextoReviews I 108 New Record and Cassette Releases 1110 Corr espondence I 110 Editorial Notes 1110 Deletions 1121 . A Quarterly Retrospect by John Steane 1125 The Gramophone Collection-,-Post-war music on record by Arnold

Whittall 1133 Here and There with John Fraser, Carolyn Nott and Alan Sanders

REVIEWSI137Orchestral I 167 Chamber Music I 171 Instrumental. I 181 Choral and Song 1195 Opera 1202 Spoken Word 1203 Nights at the Round Table 1204 Easy Listening 1210 Cassette Commentary by Ivan March

AUDIO12131214

Commentary by John Borwick Audio Forum . . Equipment Reviews: '

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1215 1216 1217 1219 1220 · 1220

B&W Model 801 loudspeaker by Geoffrey Horn dbx Model 2BX Dynamic Range Expander by John Borwick Pioneer Hi-Fi System X55 by John Gilbert . Audio Diary · . A'lJdlo News New Products

FRONT COVER John Lubbock, conductor of the Orchestra of St John's, Smith Square, is the subject ·of .this month's front cover: two recordings by this artist are reviewed on pages 1152 and 1161

NEXT MONTH A Quarterly Retrospect by Robert Layton Interviews w ith Michel Plasson, Alfredo Kraus and RobertWhite John Borwick reviews the Celestion Ditton 332 loudspeaker and Sony TC-K65 Cassette beck A report on six magnetic cart r idges The February 1980 issue of GRAMOPHONE will be published on Wednesday February 6th 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 01-5839199) GRAMOPHONE is published on {he first Wednesday of each month and is available from all newsogents and bookstalls. Annual subscri(Jtion s: see t>a~e 12 28 : US oir speeded ra te $27 ·00. second class tJostage t>aid New York. US moiling agenn : Expedi.ters of the. Printed Word LId., 527 Madison Avenue , New York , NY 10022. Printed in Eniland. Whilst every effort hos been made to ensu.re the accuracy of statements wi thin th is magazine. we connot occet>t res1>Onsibilitv for any errOrJ or omissions. or for marters arising from clerical or !)rinters' errors, or on advertiser not comO/eling his contract, It is reQuested that oll/euefs to the Editor reonied bv 0 stombed oddreS5ed enve/Of)e . Subscribers. both at home and abroad. are reauested [0 advise chanle of address detoils to our SubsCfit>rion Dd>Ortmenc ot least ftv. weeks prior to the chanie becomini effective, ISSN 0017-3 lOX @)"Gramoohone"-1980

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