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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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BARTOLI GOES TO RUSSIA 10 The best-selling mezzo talks to James Jolly about her latest album, ‘St Petersburg’, and the musical marvels she discovered in the Mariinsky archives

REMEMBERING PANUFNIK 16 Michael McManus pays tribute to the Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik whose centenary this year has brought his music to a wider audience

RECORDING OF THE MONTH 22 Ingrid Fliter proves her Chopin credentials – again

ORCHESTRAL

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Thielemann’s Brahms on disc and on screen; the music of Joan Guinjoan; Stanford’s newly finished violin concerto; Tetzlaff plays Shostakovich

CHAMBER

Franck’s sonata from violinists French and German; investigating German-born Dane Friedrich Kuhlau; Mendelssohn’s piano trios

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INSTRUMENTAL

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New and old sounds for didjeridu; next Chopin instalment from David Wilde; French orchestral works transcribed for organ; Hakim plays Hakim

VOCAL

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Third volume in Hyperion’s Debussy song series; Davis’s Dream of Gerontius; Haitink’s Creation from Munich; Goerne’s Schubert journey concludes

HOGWOOD THE HERO

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The pioneering conductor, scholar and founder of AAM Christopher Hogwood leaves a rich legacy of recordings behind him, says David Vickers

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 42 Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly probes the depths of Sir Edward Elgar’s moving and much-loved song-cycle, Sea Pictures

ICONS

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Rob Cowan profiles the conductor Antal Dorati, who made many superb recordings for Mercury

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 68 Philip Clark listens in on the music of a composer who stands clear of the mainstream: James Dillon

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 100 Jed Distler and Harriet Smith reconsider Pollini’s account of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 102 Philip Clark’s guide to 10 works that give the underwritten-for double bass a starring-role

REISSUES

Box-sets celebrating the careers of violinist Kyung-Wha Chung and flautist James Galway

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OPERA

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New operas from Linjama and Muhly; Offenbach’s rarity Fantasio; Barenboim and Netrebko in Verdi’s Il trovatore; recitals from DiDonato and Bartoli

REPLAY

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Great maestros in rare recordings from Weitblick; Mozart’s Symphonies Nos 40-41 from Beecham

BOOKS

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Jan Swafford’s new tome exploring and explaining the life and legacy of Beethoven; the works of David Matthews from multiple analytical angles

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 104 Geraint Lewis surveys the available recordings of Britten’s last masterpiece, the String Quartet No 3

PLAYLISTS

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Get plugged into scandalous music thanks to pianist Alice Sara Ott, plus 20th-century French flute works and sprawling piano sonatas

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 113 The best classical music concerts – all of which are streamed or broadcast – across the world

HIGH FIDELITY

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Pro-Ject MaiA amplifier; Quad 9AS loudspeakers

LETTERS

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NEW RELEASES

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REVIEWS INDEX

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MY MUSIC

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Film producer David Puttnam on how a chance meeting in New York led to loving classical music

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