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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings of the month

FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH 42 Important Monteverdi from Concerto Italiano

ORCHESTRAL

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Beethoven’s ballet from Armonia Atenea; back to the beginning for Simone Young’s Bruckner; Hyperion’s ‘Classical Piano Concerto’ cycle begins

CHAMBER

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Haydn from Banff winners the Tinalley Quartet; exploring Strauss’s music for winds; taking the pulse of the post-minimalist movement in 2014

INSTRUMENTAL

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Bach’s trio sonatas on Scandinavia’s largest 18thcentury organ; evenings with Friedrich Gulda and Jenny Lin; Francis Poulenc meets Edith Piaf

VOCAL

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The year’s second choral Warlock recital; Grieg songs from a Norwegian duo; Stile Antico go back in time; soprano Anna Prohaska behind the lines

REISSUES

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Richard Osborne explores ‘Callas Remastered’ – a mammoth 69-disc box-set from Warner Classics

OPERA

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A brand-new Ring cycle from Seattle; a Zemlinsky rarity from London; Judith Weir’s 1990 folk opera live; Grétry’s William Tell on CD and DVD

REPLAY

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Schubert and Bach from giants of the Russian piano tradition; the incomparable Annie Fischer

BOOKS

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New thoughts from Sir Harrison Birtwistle as told to Fiona Maddocks; Graham Sadler’s nuanced picture of anniversary composer Rameau

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 128 Philip Clark surveys the greatest recordings of Strauss’s tone-poem Also sprach Zarathustra

INTRODUCTION

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RECORDING OF THE YEAR 12 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 14 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT 16 ARTIST OF THE YEAR 18 YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR 21 LABEL OF THE YEAR 23 THE CATEGORY WINNERS 25

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 62 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks to Geoffrey Norris about Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, his latest recording for Sony Classical

ICONS

The tenor Pavarotti called ‘The Boss’, Carlo Bergonzi leaves an impressive legacy of recordings behind him, writes Mike Ashman

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CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 90 Guy Rickards gives a detailed appreciation of the quietly radical works of the new Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 124 Rob Cowan and Caroline Gill discuss the merits of Beethoven’s String Quartet No 15, Op 132, as recorded by the Quartetto Italiano in 1967

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 126 Striking the perfect balance between an organ and an orchestra is notoriously difficult but, as Jeremy Nicholas discovers, it is not impossible

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 134 The best classical music events worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

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Krell’s Connect network music player; the Denon CEOL Carino desktop speaker system

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 146 NEW RELEASES 149 REVIEWS INDEX 152 MY MUSIC 154 The musical passions of playwright, screenwriter and film director Christopher Hampton

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