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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 28 Thrilling and chilling Prokofiev violin sonatas

ORCHESTRAL

Beethoven and Mozart from Klemperer in Cologne; introducing violinist Guro Kleven Hagen; delights from Basel and Brazil

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CHAMBER

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Bach on a viola accompanied by an accordion; latest Bartók from James Ehnes; Mendelssohn’s complete quartet works from different ensembles

INSTRUMENTAL

Chopin on a square piano; Vanessa Wagner’s follow-up Ravel; Tianwa Yang turns to Ysaÿe; Cameron Carpenter debuts his touring organ

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VOCAL

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Alarcón’s Monteverdi Vespers; Panufnik father and daughter; live Schubert from Ian Bostridge; three recordings of Haydn’s Scottish songs

REISSUES

Substantial box-sets dedicated to the art of Rafael Kubelík and Herbert von Karajan

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OPERA

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Full Handel Tamerlano and highlights from his Teseo; Puccini operas from London, Frankfurt and Hamburg; Rossini from Garsington and Zurich

REPLAY

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Complete Vaughan Williams symphonies from Rozhdestvensky; Rostropovich plays Shostakovich

BOOKS

Jed Distler reviews Gramophone critic Jeremy Nicholas’s reprinted Godowsky study; Bálint András Varga’s Boulanger-Stockhausen journey

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GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 104 Richard Wigmore chooses his favourite recordings of Gluck’s reformist opera Orfeo ed Euridice

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONIES 10

Read fascinating personal insights into Beethoven’s nine symphonies from nine of the leading Beethoven conductors of today, including Sir Roger Norrington, Mariss Jansons,

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Riccardo Chailly, David Zinman, Paavo Järvi, Osmo Vänskä, Iván Fischer and Michael Tilson Thomas

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 46 Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Steven Osborne marvel at the details in Prokofiev’s score of his First Violin Sonata

ICONS

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Jon Tolansky assesses conductor Ferenc Fricsay’s career in front of the microphones

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 72 Sofia Gubaidulina’s individual sound world is well worth exploring, argues Gavin Dixon

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 100 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s recording of Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Jörg Demus continues to divide opinion, as Gramophone critics Hugo Shirley and Richard Fairman discover

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 102 Andrew Mellor recommends 10 recordings of music inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest

CONCERTS & BROADCASTS 110 The best classical music concerts worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

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Full reviews of Cocktail Audio’s X30 hard-disc player and Anthem’s MRX 510 AV receiver

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 122 NEW RELEASES 125 REVIEWS INDEX 128 MY MUSIC 130 Playwright Howard Brenton on becoming a Wagnerite and writing an opera about football

4 GRAMOPHONE AUGUST 2014

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