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GRAMOPHONE PUBLICATIONS GRAMOPHONE Founded In 1923 by Sir Compton Mackenzie and Christopher Stone, GRAMOPHONE has the largest circulation of any record and audio magazine in Europe. Published on the f i rst of every month.

CASSETTES & CARTRIDGES Now established as Europe's foremost pre-recorded tape magazine, presenting news, reviews, new release lis is, special features and authoritative audio test reports. Published on the last Wednesday of every month.

CLASSICAL CATALOGUE The only comprehensive catalogue of i ts kind, l isting LP records, tape cassettes and cartridges generally obtainable til the UK, and giving references to review dates in GRAMOPHONE. Published In March, June, September and December.

POPULAR CATALOGUE A cumulative catalogue listing by artist LP discs, tape cassettes and cartridges of light, popular, dance, folk and jazz music generally available In the UK and released since June 1973. Published in March, June, September and December.

RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS A l isting of records which can be safely recommended to form the basis of a good classical library, with additional seciionS covering l ight orchestral, instrumental and vocal music, operetta and mUSicals, songs and ballads, and brass and military bands. Published half-yearly In the spring and autumn.

SPOKEN WORD CATALOGUE The only catalogue published in the UK l isting spoken word recordings, together with humorous, children's, documentary, sound effecls, railway, language course and instructional records. Widely used in schools, libraries and by educational bodIes. Published annually In the autumn .

LIVING WITH HI-FI Written by John Borwick, Audio Editor of GRAMOPHONE, this is a general guIde for the record colleclor and newcomer to hi-fi, dealing comprehenSively with the selection, purchase, Installation, appreciation and checking of domestic audio equipment.

QUADRAPHONY NOW Also by John Borwick, this booklet advises on all aspecls of four-channel quadraphonic sound and explains the various systems available. A comprehensive l ist of recordings Is included.

THE GRAMOPHONE JUBILEE BOOK 1923-1973 Published to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of GRAMOPHONE In 1973, the JUBILEE BOOK has a foreword by Sir Arthur Bliss and contains specially commissioned contributions from Sir Adrian Boult, John Culshaw, Alec Robertson and Percy Wilson, with articles spanning the f i rst f i f ty years of GRAMOPHONE Order forms for these publications can be found In the magazine but in case of any difficulty, please write to General Gramophone Publications Limited 171-179, Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex. HA3 OHA




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CONTENTS Index to Reviews Quarterly Retrospect by John Steane Here and There with Alan Blyth, Roger Wimbush, John W. Thomson ,

W. A. Chislett Book Reviews by Lewis Foreman and Lionel Salter Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)-an obituary by Robert Layton Correspondence Deletions Editorial Notes Limited Period Special Offers


Orchestral Chamber Music Instrumental Choral and Song Opera Spoken Word

Nights at the Round Table

Electronic Music Easy Listening Jazz New Cassette and Cartridge Releases

Contributed by : Felix Aprahamian: Denis Arnold; Alan Blyth; John Borwick; W . A . Chlslelt; Joan Chlssell; Deryck Cooke: Roger Fiske; Charles Fox ; Derek Grant: Edward Greenf ield; Max Harrison; Trevor Harvey :

Nigel Hunter; Andrew Lamb; Robert Layton; William Mann: Malcolm Macdonald: Jerrold Moore; Alun Morgan: Peter Myers: Jeremy Noble; Richard Osborne; Michael Oliver: Christopher Palmer; Stephen Plaistow; John Postgate; Brian Rust; Stanley Sadie; Lionel Salter; John Steane; John Warrack; Stanley Webb


Commentary by John Borwick Harrogate 1975-A Report by John Borwick and Roger Driscoll Equipment reviews:

ESS AMT1 Tower loudspeaker by Roger Driscoll Fons CQ30 turntable by John Borwick Philips N6310 headphones by John Borwick Audio Bookshelf Modern tuner features by R. S. Roberts New products


The recording of the Sibelius and Beethoven works for violin and orchestra mentioned on the front cover is reviewed on page 633.


Quarterly Retrospect by Robert Layton. An interview with Joan Sutherland. John Borwick comments on "Ten Years of Cassettes"

GRAMOPHONE I . publl"'''''by Genera' Gramophone Publications Ltd. Ill-l7P Kenlon Road. Harrow, Mi, HA3 OHA. on th. t . t of eath month and I . ar.lI.ble ' rom all newHtlflnt. and boo"'''''" Annual .ubscrlpl/ons: UK-£5'90; 0 • • , .. .:0-£6'60 (US $16'50). Second CI•• • ~:::::~1t:~l:na,J:::;'!,tlriy~:O,~~p"rl~1/:J~nal~"dJ~:J~ ~~1!t ~':~:!Ir~ij,::~:':':~. to ensure the ilCCUI.CY of ,utem.nt. within this m~az/ne, we cannot accept responsIbility lor IIn1 ,rrOfS or om/salons, Of for maners .r 'slng trom clerical 01 prlnt." s' errors, or an .drerll.ff not completing his contract. / l Is r«luesled that all/~tt~'s 10 the Editor r«lulrlng a perJOnal "ply should l» .ccompanled by I s'.mptNJ address«i enr~/ope. Subscribers, both at hom. and .brNd, Ire r'Quested to Mlrlse chlnge of .ddrus delalls to our Subscript/on Department at IH,t Pre WHAt prior to the change be:comlng effKtlre.

. Publisher and Managing Editor ANTHONY POLLARD Editor MALCOLM WALKER Assistant Editor SHEILA SAXON Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK, BSc Audio ConSUltant

JOHN GILBERT, C.Eng, FIERE, ATCL, FBKS, FRTS, FRSA Advertisement Manager BARRY IRVING 'Assfs/antAdvertisement Manager DERMOT JONES <'lrcufatlolTManager ROGER HUGHES Accounts Manager HELEN GRIMES Subscription Manager LILIAN SHERER Editorial, Advertisement, Circulation, Accounts and Subscription Offices 171-179 Kenton Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 OHA Telephone 01-907 4476 Trade Sales Counter 23-27 Tudor Street, London EC4Y OHR © "Gramophone"-1975

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