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JULY 1980 Vol. 58 No. 686

Publisher & Editor ANTHOI\JY POLLARD

Editorial Manager

QUITA CHAVEZ

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK

Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT

Advertisement Co-ordinator

DERMOT JONES

Circulation Manager STEPH EI\J PRESCOTI

Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER

Deputy Publisher & Advertisement Director

BARRY IRVING

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETI

JOAN CHISSELL

JOHf\1 DUARTE DAVID FALLOWS

ROGER FISKE ROBIN GOLDING EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRISON TREVOR HARVEY ANDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON MALCOLM MACDONALD

WILLIAM MANN

IVAN MARCH MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORNE STEPH EN PLAI STOW GORDON REYNOLDS

STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

JOHN STEANE JOHN WARRACK A'RNOLD WHITIALL

Incorporating CASSETTES & CARTRIDGES

CONTENTS102IndextoReviews102NewRecordandCassetteReleases104EditorialNotes104Correspondence119AQuarterlyRetrospectbyJohnSteane124HereandTherewithEdwardGreenfield,CarolynNott,Alan Sanders and

Edward Seckerson

REVIEWS135Orchestral148ChamberMusic153Instrumental157ChoralandSong 161 Opera 166 Cassette Commentary 167 Nights at the Round Table 168 Ea sy Listening

AUDIO171Commentary by John Borw ick

Equipment Reviews: 172 Rogers A 100 stereo amplifier by John Borwi ck 177 Tensai T05300 turntable by John Borwick 178 Empire EDR9 cartridge by John Borwick 179 Boots SM -1 stereo microphone by John Barwick 180 Audio News 180 New Products

FRONT COVER This month 's front cover features the Beaux Arts Trio who were in London last month as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations . A note about the Trio appears on page 130 and there is a review of their repackaged Mozart Piano Trios on page 148

NEXT MONTH A Quarterly Retrospect by Robert layton John Barwick reviews the new Quad 44 control unit

The August 1980 issue of GRAMOPHONE wi ll be published on Wednesday August 6th

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