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JULY 1978 Volume 56 No. 662

Publisher & Managing Editor

ANTHONY POLLARD

Editor

MALCOLM WALKER

Deputy Editor ROGER HUGHES

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT

Advertisement Co-ord inator

DERMOT JONES

Circulation Manager

HELEN GRIMES

Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER Deputy Publisher & Advertisement Director

BARRY IRVING

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

FELIX APRAHAI'1IAN

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETT

JOAN CHISSELL MARTIN COOPER DAVID FALLOWS

ROGER FISKE ROBIN GOLDING EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRISON TREVOR HARVEY

ANDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON MALCOLM MACDONALD

WILLIAM MANN

IVAN MARCH MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORNE STEPHEN PLAISTOW

STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

JOHN STEANE JOHN WARRACK

STANLEY WEBB ARNOLD WHITTALL

Incorporating CASSETTES & CARTRIDGES

CONTENTS

148 Index to Reviews 149 New Record and Cassette Releases 167 A Quarterly Retrospect by John Steane 168 Editorial Notes 173 Here and There with Alan Blyth, W. A. Chislett, Carolyn Nott,

Christopher Raeburn and Stanley Webb 178 Correspondence

REVIEWS181Orchestral213ChamberMusic219Instrumental 232 Choral and Song 240 Erato 25th Anniversary 243 Opera 250 New Cassettes 259 Nights at the Round Table 265 Jazz

AUDIO269Commentary by John Borwick

Equipment Reviews: 271 Sony TC229SD cassette deck by John Gilbert 272 Sennheiser Unipolar 2000 headphones by John Borwick 275 Bib Record Valet by John Borwick 275 IMF TLS80 Mark II loudspeaker by John Borwick 276 Audio Circles 276 New Products 277 Audio Forum 278 Audio News

FRONT COVER Two works by Malcolm Will iamson . Master of the Q ueen's Music, appear on record for the first t ime: in addition to a review of the new disc on page 181 there is also an interview with Alan Wi c ks on page 173

NEXT MONTH A Quarterly Retrospect with Robert Layton John G ilbert reviews the Cambridge P80 amplifier

The August 1978 issue of GRAMOPHONE will be published on Wednesday August 2nd

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