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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings of the month

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FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH 24 A superb French cello-and-piano duo in Beethoven

ORCHESTRAL

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Lisiecki and Pappano in Schumann; forgotten Viennese Kleinmeister; Brahms and Sibelius symphonies; Jack Liebeck in Bruch’s Concerto No 1

CHAMBER

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Lalo from the Leonore Piano Trio; Moszkowski for violin and piano; Mozart rearranged; Schumann’s Violin Sonata No 2 in context

INSTRUMENTAL

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Virtuoso Beethoven from Sunwook Kim; Goerner’s Chopin Preludes; Horowitz in Chicago

VOCAL

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Rachmaninov from Berlin; Genz and Dalberto in Winterreise; the complete Korngold songs

REISSUES

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Three new box-sets dedicated to Rudolf Barshai, Emil Gilels and the Quartetto Italiano

OPERA

Stemme and Kaufmann in Fanciulla; the Royal Opera’s King Roger; Smetana’s Dalibor

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REPLAY

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A monumental collection of historic Nielsen recordings; Heifetz plays Sibelius; Richter rarities

BOOKS

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Peter Donohoe reads Dame Fanny Waterman’s Life in Music; a concise new Stravinsky biography

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 104 The best versions of Elgar’s Violin Sonata, assessed and recommended by Jeremy Dibble

NEW RELEASES

REVIEWS INDEX

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JANINE JANSEN

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As her new recording of Brahms and Bartók violin concertos is released, Janine Jansen talks to Charlotte Gardner about the joys and perils of life as a 21st-century virtuoso

BUSONI AT 150

Peter Quantrill investigates the legacy of composer Ferruccio Busoni and speaks to two leading interpreters of his music: Geoffrey Douglas Madge and Marc-André Hamelin

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DUTILLEUX REMEMBERED 20 The centenary of Henri Dutilleux will be celebrated worldwide this year. Gavin Dixon meets conductor Pascal Rophé, who has made a new Dutilleux recording with his Loire orchestra

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 46 Lindsay Kemp and Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner discuss Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op 28, which Goerner has recently recorded for Alpha

ICONS

Jeremy Nicholas explores the career of the Polish-born American pianist Josef Hofmann and recommends his essential recordings

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CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 72 Magnus Lindberg is one of the most highly regarded composers of our time and yet remains difficult to pigeonhole, says Andrew Mellor

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 100 Bryce Morrison and Harriet Smith have a lively debate about pianist Mitsuko Uchida’s 1989 recording of Debussy’s Etudes Books 1 and 2

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 102 David Gutman offers his guide to the 10 best recordings of serenades from the 20th century

PLAYLISTS

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James Jolly explores the music of Richard Rodney Bennett; Jed Distler takes on toccatas

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 112 Now including digital concert reviews

HIGH FIDELITY

HEOS by Denon; Chord Mojo

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LETTERS & OBITUARIES 124 MY MUSIC 130 Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, on his love of Britten and Bach

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