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Incorporating . vox . THE RADIO CRITIC • BROADCAST REVIEW

MAY 1972

VOL. XLIX

No. 588

Founded by SIR COMPTON MACKENZIE

CHRISTOPHER STONE

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Index to Reviews . .

Quarterly Retrospect by Robert Layton

Walton by Walton-a 70th Birthday tribute by Edward Greenfield 1865 Collectors' Corner by Brian Rust 1866 The Crusade for Verdi by Erik Smith 1811 Luciano Pavarotti talks to Alan Blyth 1812 Here and There with Roger Wimbush 1815 Binding Arrangements for Volume 49 1816 Reviews-Orchestral 1882

-Chamber Music

-Instrumental . .

-Choral and Song

1832

1859

1902

1908

1914

-Opera . .

Records Reissued

1928

1932

New Cassette Releases. .

N.ights at the Round Table

Keeping Track

Books Received

Book Review

Correspondence Deletions . . Editorial Notes Reviewers' Notes . .

1941

1947

1948

1942

1942

1881, 1979, 1980

1962 1832 1890

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Quadraphony: Putting Two and Two Together by John Borwick A Room by Room Review of Sonex 72 Audio News Equipment Reviews:

Stanton 681 EE cartridge Trio KR-6170 stereo t uner-amplifier Audio Forum

1963 1967 1970

1973 1974 1978

This month's front cover features Herbert von Karajan who is visiting Britain this month with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Several new recordings by these artists are reviewed in this issue

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Sounds in Retrospect-a quarterly panel report

Gwyneth Jones talks to Alan Blyth Beginner's Guide to Record Players by John Borwick

Part Four: Unit Audio

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