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The 12 most highly recommended recordings of the month
FOR THE RECORD
The latest classical music news
RECORDING OF THE MONTH 28 Important Bach from Igor Levit
Latest Bruckner from Mario Venzago; Chopin’s complete works for piano and orchestra; Dudamel’s Venezuelan Mahler; Viennese waltzes
Argerich and Barenboim at the piano; music for guitar ensemble; second disc of cello sonatas from Julius Steckel; new music from Denmark roundup
Two pianists play The Art of Fugue; Barenboim’s Schubert piano sonatas; Steven Osborne plays Russian works; two Beethoven sonata boxes
Choral music from Cambridge colleges: Fauré from King’s College and Tomkins from St John’s College; Pärt from Polyphony
Box-sets celebrating leading lights among conductors, Ferenc Fricsay and Claudio Abbado
New recording for Mercedante rarity I brigante; Rameau’s Hippolyte on DVD from Glyndebourne; Böhm’s 1965 Vienna Elektra
Revelations from Melo Classics’ latest box-sets; Neumann and Haendel issues from Supraphon
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
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?
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
A new way to listen to and share classical music
Images from this year’s Gramophone Awards
PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 113 The best classical music concerts worldwide
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
4 GRAMOPHONE OCTOBER 2014
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