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SEPTEMBER 1977 VolumeSS No. 6S2

Publisher & Managing Editor

ANTHONY POLLARD

Editor

MALCOLM WALKER

Deputy Ed i tor ROGER HUGHES

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT Advertisement Co-ordinator

DERMOT JONES Accounts Manager CHRISTINE FLEGG Circulation Manager

HELEN GRIMES Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER Deputy Publisher & Advertisement Direqor

BARRY'IRVING

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

FELIX APRAHAt"IIAN

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 MALCOLM MACDONALD

WILLIAM MANN

IVAN MARCH ALUN MORGAN MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORNE STEPHEN PLAISTOW

BRIAN RUST STAI\ILEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

ERIC SAMS PETER SENSIER JOHN STEANE JOHN WARRACK

STANLEY WEBB ARNOLD WHITIALL

Incorporating VOX-THE RADIO CRITIC-BROADCAST REVIEW

CONTENTS

Index to Reviews 382 405 406 Recording the original version of Boris Godunov by David Mottley Here, and There with W. A. Chislett, Gavin Henderson, Roger Hughes,

Wilson Lyle, Sue Regan and Robin Stringer Obituaries Deletions 412412412511 Contributors' Notes Correspondence

REVIEWS417Orchestral444ChamberMusic455Instrumental460ChoralandSong470Opera489·HistoricVoices490PhilipsMozartEd ition 499 Recor&.i from Abroad and issues of limited availability 507 Spoken Word 507 Book Reviews 508 New Cassettes 512 Nights at the Round Table 521 Easy Listening 525 jazz

AUDIO529Soundsin Retrospect-A Panel Review 530 Audio Circles

Equipment Reviews: 536 Luxman R-I04O stereo receiver by Geoffrey Horn 543 Fidelity Research FR-I Mk.2 pickup cartridge by John S. Wright 544 Mission 710 loudspeaker by Roger Driscoll . 548 Audio Forum 553 The Pianocorder-a note on a new invention 553 Aud io News

FRONT COVER The latest release in the Philips series of Haydn operas, Orlando paladino, is reviewed on page 481. There is also an interview with Elly Ameling (who s ings the role of Eurilla in the record ing) on page 406. '

NEXT'MONTH Several new features will give GRAMOPHONE a different look nex t month: a complete li sting of new LP and cassette releases: The Gramophone Collection-the first in a new series of surveys to help the newcomer to record collecting: four pages of cassette reviews: plus the usual Quarterly Retrospect, interviews, record and equipment reviews.

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