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Volume 94 Number 11 48 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 Tim Parry / 020 7501 6367 ONLINE CONTENT EDITOR James McCarthy / 020 7501 6366 SUB EDITOR David Threasher / 020 7501 6370 SUB EDITOR Marija ­uric´ Speare 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 and Charlotte Gardner EDITOR IN CHIEF James Jolly

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EDITOR’S CHOICE

The 12 most highly recommended recordings of the month

FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

RECORDING OF THE MONTH The Sixteen give a penetrating performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater, with the Britten Sinfonia and Harry Christophers

ORCHESTRAL

Jan Lisiecki plays Chopin; Elgar symphonies from Gardner and Petrenko; Sokolov’s live Mozart and Rachmaninov; new music from Kate Whitley

CHAMBER

Little and Lane play Franck and Fauré; Haydn and Schubert from the Tetzlaff Quartet; Say’s ‘4 Cities’

INSTRUMENTAL



William Carter’s reimagined Bach; Peter Donohoe tackles Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues

VOCAL



Arcangelo’s Couperin; Saint-Saëns’s songs with orchestra; ‘Queen Mary’s Big Belly’

REISSUES

A 65-disc set from Sony Classical celebrates the 175th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic

OPERA

Bellini’s first opera Adelson e Salvini; a Handel pasticcio; Diana Damrau’s tribute to Meyerbeer

JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

Expand your listening with recommendations from Gramophone’s sister titles Jazzwise and Songlines

REPLAY

More Michael Gielen Edition revelations; Walter conducts Brahms; Lili Kraus plays Mozart

BOOKS



The ENO Opera Guide to Rigoletto; Tim Rutherford-Johnson’s survey of music since 1989

GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION Andrew Farach-Colton compares recordings of Brahms’s First Serenade and suggests a top choice

NEW RELEASES

REVIEWS INDEX



MONTEVERDI AT

As the music world marks the Italian composer’s anniversary, Baroque specialist David Vickers explores his work with its leading interpreters

LARS VOGT’S BEETHOVEN Acclaimed pianist and conductor Lars Vogt is clearly relishing his partnership with the Gateshead-based Royal Northern Sinfonia

ISABELLE FAUST

As she releases her new disc of the Franck Violin Sonata, the ever-fascinating German violinist explains why she chose to record it on gut strings

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE Cellist Johannes Moser explores Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations: starting with, which score?

ICONS

Eugene Ormandy’s Philadelphia partnership was among music’s longest and finest: we pay tribute

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS We explore the music of the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa and recommend recordings

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS Following on from our Monteverdi celebrations, two playlists of madrigals ancient and modern

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED Debating the merits of Mariss Jansons’s Chandos recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE Take a walk into the forest to discover 10 works that capture its meaning, mystery and magic

PERFORMANCES & EVENTS The best live music on radio and online

HIGH FIDELITY

The latest developments in audio equipment

LETTERS & OBITUARIES Gedda and Klemperer’s bond, plus praising Petrenko for his cherishable Tchaikovsky

MY MUSIC

The Archers actress Carole Boyd’s musical loves

4 GRAMOPHONE MAY 2017

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