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‘RARITIES OF PIANO MUSIC 2012’ Piano Works Various artists Danacord DACOCD729 ‘Gianluca Luisi revels in the lush outpouring of Joseph Marx: rarely can a fugue have sounded less academic and more freely expressive as it builds towards its effulgent end.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 72

DELIUS. HOLST Vocal Works Roderick Williams bar Hallé Youth Choir, Choir & Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder Hallé CDHLL7535 ‘This keenly poetic, at times daringly spacious and shrewdly observant account finds Elder and his combined Hallé forces operating at the very top of their game.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 75

TAVERNER Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas. Magnificats – a 4; a 5; a 6 Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips Gimell CDGIM045 ‘I far prefer the more relaxed attitude of the new version, allowing every detail to come through with clarity and precision but never pressing too hard.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 80

VERDI Messa da Requiem Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan / Daniel Barenboim Decca 478 5245DX2 ‘Barenboim is going somewhere else – towards a drama in which tempi are governed exclusively by atmosphere.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 81

DVD/Blu-ray RAVEL L’heure espagnole, L’enfant et les sortilèges Soloists; Glyndebourne Chorus; LPO / Kazushi Ono Laurent Pelly dir FRA Musica ◊ FRA008; Y FRA508 ‘The LPO and Kazushi Ono tuck in to Ravel’s parodies with gusto.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 88

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Reissue/Archive ‘LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL’ Piano Works Vladimir Horowitz pf RCA 88765 48417-2 ‘The main point is this: if your Horowitz shelves are already well stocked, do you really need this set? The answer is a very definite yes.’

REVIEW ON PAGE 73

Reviewed this month: 14 cello concertos; 8 harpsichord concertos; 6 bassoon concertos

ORCHESTRAL

Live Szymanowski from the LSO; harpsichord concertos from Europe and America; Bernstein’s Enigma Variations on screen

CHAMBER

Ashkenazy completes his ‘Rachmaninov with piano’ survey; String quartets by Janá∂ek and Britten; Enescu sonata cycle begins

INSTRUMENTAL

Jeremy Denk’s Goldberg Variations; Cherkassky’s mystery live recital; Menahem Pressler goes it alone; film music for solo cello

VOCAL

Charpentier from Oxford and Lyon; Schumann rarities from Cologne; Verdi’s Requiem from Milan; Delius from Manchester

OPERA

Hansen and Jaroussky explore the legacy of Farinelli; Nina Stemme stars in Puccini’s American opera; Busoni’s Faust revived in Munich

BOOKS

Philip Clark reads Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s portrait of JS Bach; David Threasher reviews a new profile of Robert Schumann

REPLAY

Celibidache’s Berlin recordings; Decca profiles the young Abbado; Barbirolli with his beloved Hallé; assorted chamber works by Brahms

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE

Hindemith biographer Guy Rickards guides the Gramophone reader through the anniversary composer’s lesser known creations

THE GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION

Richard Wigmore gathers together the available recordings of Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day and chooses his favourite

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