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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings of the month

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FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH 32 Walton from the BBC Symphony Orchestra

ORCHESTRAL

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Elgar, Panufnik, Schumann, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky symphonies; new music by Casken, Hind, Marttinen, Krauze, O’Connell and Turnage

CHAMBER

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Four new recordings of the Brahms violin sonatas; Eric Le Sage’s Fauré journey continues; Anton Rubinstein’s piano quartets; modernist quartets

INSTRUMENTAL

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Rysanov plays Bach’s cello suites on his viola; Paul O’Dette’s pick of John Dowland; conductor Myung-Whun Chung’s piano recital; first recording of Oxford’s new Dobson organ

VOCAL

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Mahler songs from Karen Cargill; Rachmaninov Vespers recorded in Holland; Gardiner conducts Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex; Hampson sings Strauss; new English choral music roundup

REISSUES

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Three box-sets of early music gems from Archiv; Leonard Bernstein’s late recordings for DG

OPERA

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Bartók’s Bluebeard live from the Vienna Konzerthaus; Porgy and Bess from San Francisco; operatic arias from Hibla Gerzmava and Dinara Alieva

REPLAY

The Busch Quartet play Beethoven; Mozart under Beecham; the rise of John McCormack

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BOOKS

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The memoirs of opera great Jessye Norman; exploring the life of composer Constant Lambert

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 104 An in-depth survey of Tippet’s A Child of Our Time

REFLECTING WAR IN MUSIC 10 To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Philip Clark looks at those composers, from Schoenberg to Butterworth, whose music was most affected by the conflict

MUSIC ON A GLOBAL SCALE 17 Geoffrey Norris looks ahead to the international orchestras who will be making their Proms debuts

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR NEVILLE 18 James Jolly meets the sprightly Sir Neville Marriner who will become the oldest conductor to take to the podium in Proms history this summer

COMPLETE PROMS LISTINGS 22 Your complete guide to the world’s greatest classical music festival, concert by concert

VOTE FOR ARTIST OF THE YEAR 28 The shortlist of the musicians in the running for this year’s coveted Artist of the Year Award

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 48 Clarinettist Martin Fröst takes Lindsay Kemp on a guided tour of Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet

ICONS

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Nalen Anthoni profiles conductor Pierre Monteux, who premiered Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 72 Arnold Whittall surveys the career of Master of the Queen’s Music Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 100 Artur Schnabel’s 1932 recording of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 32 comes under the microscope

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 102 Duncan Druce hails the viola and chooses his 10 favourite recordings of music for the instrument

LIVE MUSIC

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HIGH FIDELITY

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Bowers & Wilkins speakers; Naim’s in-car audio

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 122 NEW RELEASES 125 REVIEWS INDEX 128 MY MUSIC 130 Pop musician Ben Folds on his Piano Concerto

4 GRAMOPHONE JULY 2014

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