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GRIEG. LISZT. RACHMANINOV ‘Romantic Sonatas’ Boris Giltburg pf Orchid ORC100035 ‘Once again Giltburg shows himself the possessor of a massive and engulfing technique, supporting interpretations that glow with warmth and poetic commitment.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 76

MARENZIO First Book of Madrigals La Compagnia del Madrigale Glossa GCD922802 ‘As I listened, my jaw dropped at the quality of Marenzio’s music and the astonishing sonorities of La Compagnia del Madrigale’s beguiling performances’

REVIEW ON PAGE 83

‘AMORE E MORTE DELL’AMORE’ ‘Duets’ Roberta Invernizzi sop Sonia Prina contr Ensemble Claudiana / Luca Pianca Naïve OP30549 ‘In Invernizzi and Prina, Naïve have netted the two most exciting Italian Baroque specialists of their generation.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 91

VERDI Arias Anna Netrebko sop Teatro Regio Orchestra, Turin / Gianandrea Noseda DG 479 1052GH ‘A new, mostly darker, lower and heavier repertoire – truth to tell, a very Callas repertoire – is encompassed with style, dramatic involvement and agiltà.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 94

DVD/Blu-ray ‘FROM THE NEW WORLD’ Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons C Major 713408; 713504 ‘Nelsons is perhaps the most visually likeable conductor since Carlos Kleiber, warmly appreciative of everything in the music.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 59

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Reissue/Archive COATES ‘The Definitive Eric Coates’ Various artists / Coates Nimbus Alliance NI6231 ‘This release, with its authoritative annotation, immaculate transfers and complete recordings, is to be snapped up by anyone with the remotest interest in British Light Music.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 56

Reviewed this month: English cello concertos - 2; Czech cello concertos - 2; English viola concertos – 1

ORCHESTRAL

Barenboim’s Berlioz; Jean-Guihen Queyras’s Elgar Concerto; Xavier de Maistre’s Mozart; Haitink’s live Vaughan Williams

CHAMBER

Makarski and Jarrett take on Bach; Carr and Sauer tackle Beethoven; Prokofiev from Gluzman; new Zemlinsky string quartet cycle begins

INSTRUMENTAL

Nelson Goerner’s first Debussy disc; Ravel from French and Italian pianists; solo cello works from Levionnois; Piers Lane goes to town

VOCAL

Sir John Tomlinson’s Michelangelo songs; Britten War Requiems from across the decades; Handel’s L’Allegro from Cologne

OPERA

A pair of Massenet rarities; recent riches from Glyndebourne; a reduced Ring from Argentina; Thielemann’s Salzburg Parsifal

BOOKS

An academic study of Paganini, the ‘demonic virtuoso’; a collection of columns from Australian broadcaster and writer Andrew Ford

REPLAY

Great conductors in Wagner; early Tokyo Quartet recordings; Du Pré’s live Schumann Concerto; Isaac Stern in concert

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE

This month’s specialist, Geraint Lewis, chooses 10 recordings that get to the heart of the music of Herbert Howells

THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION

Philip Clark considers Beethoven’s audacious and trailblazing First Symphony and its history on record over nine decades

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