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October 2012 Volume 63 No 10

Editor John Allison Deputy Editor Erica Jeal (on leave) Assistant Editor Hugo Shirley Commercial Director Megan Jackson

Editorial Board Martin Bernheimer Hugh Canning Rupert Christiansen Andrew Clark Andrew Clements Richard Fairman George Hall Michael Kennedy Fiona Maddocks Rodney Milnes (Chairman) Roger Parker Andrew Porter

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Front cover: Georg Solti, photographed in 1975 (see pp. 1197-1205) (photo: Allan Warren)

Founded in 1950 by the Earl of Harewood

1187 Charge of the arts brigade

Past Editors Harold Rosenthal and Rodney Milnes

By the Editor 1188 People 404: Giuseppe Filianoti

Roger Pines 1195 Readers’ letters 1197 His maestro’s voice

Hugo Shirley reflects on Georg Solti’s recorded legacy 1205 Newsdesk 1209 Opera’s poet of nostalgia

Jack Sullivan explores the operatic life of Frederick Delius 1218 Obituary 1223 Opera around the world

1268 Opera in Britain

1289 Opera on CD 1296 Opera on DVD and Blu-ray 1300 Opera books 1305 Coming events including plans for the UK houses, Opera Australia and L’Opéra National du Rhin; ‘We hear that …’; Opera calendar home and abroad 1319 Classified advertisements 1320 Wish I’d been there …

Andrew Lamb

Opera, October 2012