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INCORPORATING VOX· THE RADIO CRmC . BROADCAST REVIEW

NOVEMBER 1975 . VOLUME 53 NUMBER 630

,'CONTENTS

,762 Index to Reviews . 7ff1 A Quarterly Retrospect by Robert Layt~n .

789 ' Here and There with Alan Blyth, W. A. Chislett, Michael Oliver,

Malcolm Walker and Roger Wiinbush 910 Books Received 934 Book Reviews 798 Correspondence 929 Deletions 934 Editorial Notes 934 Special Offers

801 845 854 869 888 893 910 915 922 930

REVIEWS

Orchestral

Contributed by:

Chamber Music

Felix ,Aprahamia n; Denis Arnold; Alan Blyth; John Borwlck;

Instrumental

Choral and Song

Gregorian Chant

Opera

W. A. Chlslett; Joan Chlssell; Deryck Cooke; Roger Fiske; Charles

Fox; Derek Grant; Edward Greenfield; Max Harrison; Trevor Harvey;

Nigel Hunter; Andrew Lamb; Robert

Layton; William Mann; Malcolm Macdonald; Jerrold Moore; Alun

Spoken Word

Morgan; Peter Myers; Jeremy Noble; Richard Osborne; Michael

Nights at the Round Table Oliver; Christopher Palmer; Stephen

Plaistow; John Postgate; Brian

Easy Listening

Jazz

Rust; Stanley Sadie; Lionel Salter; Jeremy Siepmann; John B. Steane;

John Warrack; Stanley Webb

939 939 940 943

944 949 950 957

AUDIO

Commentary by John Borwick Audio News The Berlin Exhibition by John Gilbert , What is Phase Response? by Roger Di'iscoll Equipment reviews:

Denon DP-3500F turntable Videotone Minimax II loudspeaker San sui AU7700 amplifier New Products

NEXT MONTH The Critics' Choice-1975 • Carols for Christmas 1975

Sounds in Retrospect-a panel review John Gilbert reviews theWharfedale Linton 3XP loudspeaker

COVER

Sibelius. Colin Dallis and 8oston are the subjects of this 'month's front cover. A review of the two Sibelius Symphonies conducted by Colin Davis appears on p. 833 and an interview with the conductor about Sibelius on p. 789

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