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OCTOBER 1976 Vol. 54 No. 641

Publisher & Managing Editor

ANTHONY POLLARD

Editor

MALCOLM WALKER

Deputy Ed i tor ROGER HUGHES

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT Advertisement Manager

BARRY IRVING

Asst Advertisement Manager

DERMOT JONES Accounts Manager CHRISTINE FLEGG Circulation Manager

HELEN GRIMES Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER

CONTRIBUTORS

FELIX APRAHAMIAN

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETI

JOAN CHISSELL

PETER FIELD ROGER FISKE CHARLES FOX EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRISON TREVOR HARVEY

NIGEL HUNTER ANDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON WILLIAM MANN

IVAN MARCH MALCOLM MACDONALD

ALUN MORGAN

PETER MYERS JEREMY NOBLE RICHARD OSBORNE

MICHAEL OLIVER CHRISTOPHER PALMER

STEPHEN PLAISTOW

JOHN POSTGATE

BRIAN RUST STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER PETER SENSIER JOHN B STEANE JOHN WARRACK

STANLEY WEBB

Incorporating VOX-THE RADIO CRITIC-BROADCAST REVIEW

CONTENTS525IndextoReviews525Deletions551AQuarterlyRetrospectbyJohnSteane552BooksReceived555EIisabethSchwarzkopfbyEdwardGree nfield-part I 565 Here and There with Alan Blyth. W. A. Chislett, Michael Oliver,

Sue Regan and Roger Wimbush 572, 715 Correspondence 710 Contributors' Notes 710 Editorial Notes 710 Special Offers

REVIEWS577Orchestral616ChamberMusic621Instrumental633ChoralandSong640Opera658NewCassettesand Cartridges 661 Nights at the Round Table 666 Ea sy Li stening 670 Jazz

AUDIO691Commentary by John Borwick 692 New Products 695 Audio '76-'-a report by Roger Dri sco ll

Equipment Reviews: 699 Monitor Audio MA3 Series II loudspeaker 700 Strathearn STM4 turntab le 705 Shure M24H cartridge 706 GH228 Super pi ckup arm and GH Uni- l i f t Mk. 3 709 Audio News

FRONT COVER Dame Janet Baker's long-awaited first recording of Mahler's Dos Lied von der Erde is released thi s month by Philips and is reviewed on page 634

NEXT MONTH El isa beth Schwarzkopf-part 2 of Edward Greenfield 's in-depth feature A Qu arterl y Retr ospect by Robert Layton John Borwick report s from America The November issue of GRAMOPHONE will be published on Wednesday November 3rd

GRAMOPHONE is published by General Gramophone Publications Limited 177-179 Kenton Road Harrow Middlesex HA3 OHA

GRAMOPHONE is published on th e first Wednesday o( each month and is available (rom all newsogents and bookslOlls. Annual subscriptions : UK-[5·90; Overseas- -£6 ·60 (US 514 ·00). Second Closs Postage paid at long Island City. NY. US mailing agents Air & Sea Freight Inc .. 527 Madison Avenue (Suite 12/7) . New York. NY 10022. Printed in England. Wh il st every effort has been mode (0 ensure the accuraCy of statements within this magazine. we cannot aCce1)l res oonsibi/itv for an y errors or omis sions. or (or mOllers arising (rom cler ical o r primers' errors. or o n adve rtiser not como/eU ng his contract. It is reQuested thal 01/ lellers lO lhe Edilor reQuiring a personal reDly should be accomDanied by a stamt>ed addressed envelot>e. Subscribers. boeh 0[ home and abroad. are requested to advi$e change of address details to our Subscrit>t io n Det>aremenl at lease five weeks f;> rior co ehe change becoming effective. @ "Gramophone"-1976

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