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EDITOR’S CHOICE

Martin Cullingford’s pick of the finest recordings from this month’s reviews

FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH 26 Prokofiev’s complete piano concertos

ORCHESTRAL

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Second disc of Atterberg from his Gothenburg home; Chopin’s concertos from new Linn artist Ingrid Fliter; Mozart concertos from three pianists

CHAMBER

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Hyperion’s survey of Kodály’s string quartets; Hahn’s ‘encores’ project reviewed; latest ‘Soviet Experience’ pairing from the Pacifica Quartet

INSTRUMENTAL

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Elgar’s symphonies on Worcester Cathedral’s new organ; new releases of Lyapunov’s piano music; Wilhelm Kempff recordings new to compact disc

VOCAL

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Iestyn Davies sings Handel arias; Gilchrist joins Arcangelo’s Monteverdi project; Schubert songs from Florian Boesch; Dudamel’s Verdi Requiem

REISSUES

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Reviews of ‘Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition’ and ‘Decca Sound: The Analogue Years’

OPERA

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LSO Live’s Turn of the Screw; start of Currentzis’s Mozart/da Ponte operas series; Schreker’s forgotten Der Schatzgräber from Amsterdam

REPLAY

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Celebrating the radio legacy of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Huberman on record

BOOKS

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A new study of the life and music of Herbert Howells; Stephen Downes’s analysis of the ‘postMahlerian’ music of Britten, Weill and Henze

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 102 Lindsay Kemp surveys the best recordings of Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

THE HILARY HAHN ENCORES 10 Violinist Hilary Hahn has commissioned 27 composers to write new encores for violin and piano, and recorded them all for DG

A HISTORY OF THE ENCORE 14 Jeremy Nicholas surveys the history of the encore, the development of which has been shaped as much by audiences as by performers

CLAUDIO ABBADO

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James Jolly surveys the career and recorded legacy of Claudio Abbado, who died in January, and colleagues and friends of the maestro pay tribute

GREENFIELD’S PORTRAITS 23 Edward Greenfield has been a Gramophone contributor since 1960; here we reprint two moving extracts from his new book Portrait Gallery

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 44 Pianist Ingrid Fliter and Rebecca Schmid savour the nuanced notation in the score of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2

ICONS

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Violinist Bronisław Huberman made relatively few recordings but those that he did leave behind are treasurable, writes Rob Cowan

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 68 Guy Rickards evaluates the music of John McCabe, who turns 75 this year

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 98 Guy Rickards and Caroline Gill discuss Peter Hurford’s disc of Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 100 Gavin Dixon chooses 10 works by conductors who had a passion for composition

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 108 The best classical music concerts worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

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Reviews of the Quad Platinum digital media player and some superb little speakers by Roth

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 121 NEW RELEASES 124 REVIEWS INDEX 128 MY MUSIC 130 Writer Will Self on a Sibelius epiphany

4 GRAMOPHONE MARCH 2014

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