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EDITOR’S CHOICE

Martin Cullingford’s pick of the 12 most recommended recordings of the month

FOR THE RECORD

All the latest moves and developments

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH 46 Superlative Vivaldi from Rachel Podger

ORCHESTRAL

The LSO’s Berlioz legacy continues under Gergiev; McGegan continues his Haydn cycle; Mozart from violinists Frang and Hahn

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CHAMBER

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Wigmore Hall Live’s first Beethoven cycle begins; exploring the world of Ketil Hvoslef; Zemlinsky from the Brodsky Quartet; brass ensemble discs

INSTRUMENTAL

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Gil Shaham tackles the Bach sonatas and partitas; Lars Vogt plays Chopin; Messiaen on organ from St Albans Cathedral and Glasgow University

VOCAL

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Norway flies the flag for Elgar’s King Olaf; an archive Die schöne Mullerin from Holzmair; French music from St John’s College, Cambridge

REISSUES

An overview of recent box-sets, including Haydn orchestral works from Max Goberman

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OPERA

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Brian’s The Tigers on CD at last; Welser-Möst conducts Der Rosenkavalier in Salzburg; Terfel’s Dutchman on screen from the Zurich Opera

REPLAY

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Rob Cowan delves into a box of Sviatoslav Richter recordings and hears Carl Schuricht on top form

BOOKS

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Ian Bostridge’s examination of his own obsession with Schubert’s Winterreise; composer Hans Gál’s moving memoir of his life as a war internee

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 126 Mike Ashman listens to the available recordings of Mozart’s Così and names the front-runners

MINIMALISM AT 50

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In the 1960s, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and others forged a style and approach which transformed music. Philip Clark tells the story of minimalism, and looks at how it continues to influence composers today

PIERRE BOULEZ AT 90

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David Robertson celebrates the clarity of vision, thought and execution of Boulez, his mentor and friend, as the composer enters his tenth decade

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS 21 Wherever you are this summer – the UK, Europe or the US and Canada – there’s a festival for you

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 66 David Zinman, a student of Pierre Monteux who conducted the 1913 premiere of The Rite of Spring, analyses the score with Andrew Farach-Colton

ICONS

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‘A revelation reborn’ says Michael McManus of George Szell – tricky, maybe, but never dull

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 94 Young composers couldn’t seek a finer exemplar than Hugh Wood, says Richard Whitehouse

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 122 Christopher Hogwood’s Messiah, stripped back to its Handelian purity, is lean and vital, agree David Vickers and Lindsay Kemp

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 124 Edward Breen offers a varied selection of music for Holy Week – stretching from Tallis to Pärt

PLAYLISTS

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Erik Bosgraaf on French composers, a critic on Enescu, and our Reviews Editor on Glazunov

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 135 The best classical music concerts worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

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Bluesound’s innovative, simple, multiroom sound

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 146 NEW RELEASES 150 REVIEWS INDEX 152 MY MUSIC 154 Russian ballerina Diana Vishneva on her influences, from the Russian classics to Adams and Auerbach

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