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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 28 Important Bach from Igor Levit

ORCHESTRAL

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Latest Bruckner from Mario Venzago; Chopin’s complete works for piano and orchestra; Dudamel’s Venezuelan Mahler; Viennese waltzes

CHAMBER

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Argerich and Barenboim at the piano; music for guitar ensemble; second disc of cello sonatas from Julius Steckel; new music from Denmark roundup

INSTRUMENTAL

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Two pianists play The Art of Fugue; Barenboim’s Schubert piano sonatas; Steven Osborne plays Russian works; two Beethoven sonata boxes

VOCAL

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Choral music from Cambridge colleges: Fauré from King’s College and Tomkins from St John’s College; Pärt from Polyphony

REISSUES

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Box-sets celebrating leading lights among conductors, Ferenc Fricsay and Claudio Abbado

OPERA

New recording for Mercedante rarity I brigante; Rameau’s Hippolyte on DVD from Glyndebourne; Böhm’s 1965 Vienna Elektra

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REPLAY

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Revelations from Melo Classics’ latest box-sets; Neumann and Haendel issues from Supraphon

BOOKS

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Examining the role of neo-classical composers in the American musical canon; the life and works of Russian composer Nikolai Myaskovsky

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 104 Jeremy Dibble sifts through the available recordings of Walton’s Violin Concerto

BACH & ANGELA HEWITT 10 The Art of Fugue is a daunting challenge for any pianist, even for one of the leading Bach interpreters of her generation – Angela Hewitt

VASILY PETRENKO

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Geoffrey Norris catches up with Vasily Petrenko as his outstanding Shostakovich symphony cycle for Naxos draws to a close

KING’S COLLEGE CHOIR 16 The traditions of the past meet the cutting-edge technologies of today for King’s College Choir

EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT 18 Classical Apps; Adult learning; Welcome to Saffron Hall; University courses explored

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 50 Janá∂ek’s Glagolitic Mass has a complicated history, which version of the score should we follow?

ICONS

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Radu Lupu has made few recordings but they are all of the highest quality, says Geraint Lewis

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 72 Michael Nyman’s film scores have earned him a large following but don’t overlook his other works

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 100 Carlos Kleiber’s La traviata from 1976 was lauded upon its release – how does it sound today?

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 102 Rameau’s genius explored in 10 great recordings

PLAYLISTS

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A new way to listen to and share classical music

AWARDS GALLERY

Images from this year’s Gramophone Awards

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PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 113 The best classical music concerts worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

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A new NAD amplifier; Focal’s Spirit headphones

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 124 NEW RELEASES 126 REVIEWS INDEX 128 MY MUSIC 130 Poet Andrew Motion on working with composers

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