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Volume 94 Number 1138 EDITORIAL Phone 020 7738 5454 Fax 020 7733 2325 email gramophone@markallengroup.com EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Martin Cullingford DEPUTY EDITOR Sarah Kirkup / 020 7501 6365 REVIEWS EDITOR Hugo Shirley / 020 7501 6367 ONLINE CONTENT EDITOR James McCarthy / 020 7501 6366 SUB-EDITOR David Threasher / 020 7501 6370 ART DIRECTOR Dinah Lone / 020 7501 6689 PICTURE EDITOR Sunita Sharma-Gibson / 020 7501 6369 AUDIO EDITOR Andrew Everard EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATOR Libby McPhee LIBRARIAN Richard Farr THANKS TO Hannah Nepil, Marija �uric´ Speare and Charlotte Gardner EDITOR-IN-CHIEF James Jolly

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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 28 A revelatory new set from the Silesian Quartet of Graz˙yna Bacewicz’s string quartets on Chandos

ORCHESTRAL

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Janine Jansen in Van der Aa and Midori in Eötvös; Rouse premieres; Benedetti plays Shostakovich and Glazunov; Nelsons’s Shostakovich; Piano concertos by Mozart Jnr; Jansons’s Rachmaninov

CHAMBER

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Brahms sonatas from Hecker and Helmchen; Minasi in Haydn trios; Mark Simpson’s ‘Night Music’; Vierne rarities; Phantasm’s Dowland

INSTRUMENTAL

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Peter Donohoe completes his Prokofiev cycle; French theorbo music; Lucille Chung in Poulenc; period Satie from Noriko Ogawa; early Argerich

VOCAL

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Harnoncourt’s personal Missa solemnis; Machaut from the Orlando Consort; Boesch in Schubert; Braunfels orchestral songs; wonderful Wolf

REISSUES

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Jeremy Nicholas listens to a piano-concerto box from Brilliant; Mike Ashman on Decca recitals

OPERA

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Gounod’s Cinq-Mars; a Meyerbeer rarity; Domingo’s Gianni Schicchi; Entführung from Glyndebourne; Handel on DVD

REPLAY

Klemperer in Philadelphia; historic Mahler; Kletzki in Lucerne; Oistrakh plays Elgar

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BOOKS

A study of eight female composers throughout history; a new critical life of Tchaikovsky

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GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 104 David Patrick Stearns surveys the available versions of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron

NEW RELEASES

REVIEWS INDEX

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PIANO CONCERTOS

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We invite 10 of today’s leading pianists, including Stephen Hough, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Angela Hewitt, each to explore in significant depth one of 10 great piano concertos – from Beethoven’s to Tchaikovsky’s, via Grieg’s, Prokofiev’s and Ravel’s. What’s the key to approaching these masterpieces?

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 48 As Mariss Jansons records Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony for the third time – on this occasion for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s own label - Geoffrey Norris talks to the conductor about reading between the lines

ICONS

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Jeremy Nicholas explores the life and legacy of the great American pianist Byron Janis, pupil of Vladimir Horowitz and star of the 1950s and ’60s, and celebrating his 88th birthday this year

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 72 Andrew Mellor brings us closer to the unique and fascinating sound world of Danish composer Bent Sørensen, whose works seem haunted by music of the past

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 100 David Willcocks’s 1970 recording of Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi is under the spotlight this month, courtesy of David Threasher and Geraint Lewis

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 102 French dramatist Jean Racine has inspired works from composers as varied as Handel, Mendelssohn and Britten. Tim Ashley chooses his top 10

PLAYLISTS

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Anglican choral music, and the path of minimalism

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS 112 The best classical music concerts worldwide

HIGH FIDELITY

115

Exploring the market at Munich’s High End show

LETTERS & OBITUARIES 124 MY MUSIC 130 Comedian Barry Humphries’s life of listening

4 GRAMOPHONE AUGUST 2016

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