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JUNE 1982 Vol. 60 No. 709

Publisher & Editor ANTHONY POLLARD

Editorial Manager QUITA CHAVEZ

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT Advertisement Co-ordinator

DERMOT JONES Circulation Manager STE PH EN PR ESCOTT Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER Deputy Publisher & Advertisement Director

BARRY IRVING

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETT

JOAN CH ISS ELL

JOHN DUARTE DAVID FALLOWS

lAIN FENLON ROGER FISKE ROBIN GOLDING EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRISON TREVOR HARVEY GEOFFREY HORN

ANDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON MALCOLM MACDONALD

WI LLiAM MAN N

IVAN MARCH MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORI\JE STEPHEN PLAISTOW GORDON REYNOLDS

STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

JOHN STEANE JOHN WARRACK ARNOLD WHITTALL

Incorporating CASS ETTES & CARTR lOG ES

CONTENTS2IndextoReviews

2 New Record and Cassette Releases 3 Editorial Notes 3 Obituaries 3 Correspondence 17 Here and There with Jennifer Bate, Bryan Crimp. Robin Golding,

Edward Greenfield, Andrew Keener and Alan Sanders 79 Sounds from the Past by A. C. Griffith

REVIEWS24Orchestral 53 Chamber Music 57 Instrumental 62 Choral and SOng 73 Opera 74 More Releases from Contour Classics 75 Historical Recordings 78 Nights at the Round Table 83 Cassette Commentary 84 Bookshelf

AUDIO86SoundsinRetrospect-a panel review 87 Audio News 88 The Paris Show

Equipment Reviews : 93 Shure V15 Type V cartridge 94 Quad FM4 VHF tuner 95 Sansui XR-Q7 turntable 95 Audio Forum 96 New Products

FRONT COVER Featured on the cover this month is Murray Perahia who is interviewed on page 18 by Robin Golding and whose new recording in his continuing cycle of Mozart Piano Concertos is reviewed on page 32 . On June 7th he will appear at the Royal Festival Hall with the ASMF conducted by Neville Marriner to play Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto . Cover photo: CBS

NEXT MONTH John Borwick will take a look at methods of record-cleaning in a special Audio Feature. Also in the Audio section will be reviews of the Nakamichi LX-5 and 681 ZX cassette decks and the Sony Esprit amplifier.

The July 1982 issue of GRAMOPHONE will be published on Wednesday June 30th 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 is published on the Wednesday nearest to the 1st of each month and is available from all newsagents and bookstalls. Annual subscflplions: see page 104: US air speeded rate S32 ·50. second class postage paid New York . US ma il ing agents: Expediters of the Printed Word Ltd.. 527 Madison Avenue. New York. NY 10022. Printed in England by Watmoughs Limited. Idle. Bradford. and London. Whilst every effort has been made 10 ensure Ihe accuracy of state· mBntS within this magazine, we cannot accept responsibility for any errOrs or omissions, or for marters arising from clerical or {)tinters' errors, or an advertiser not completing his contract. It is requested that all letters to the Editor requiring a per. sonal reply should be accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope. Subscribers, both at home and abroad, are requested to advise change of address details to our Subscription Department at least five weeks prior to the change becoming effective. ISSN 0017·310X © General Gramophone Publications Ltd .-1982

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