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Volume 95 Number 11 59 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 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

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FOR THE RECORD

The latest classical music news

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH 24 Murray Perahia lavishes his refined pianism and stylish authority on Beethoven’s Hammerklavier and Moonlight Sonatas, with special results

ORCHESTRAL

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Argerich and Ozawa collaborate in Beethoven; Elgar and Bruch from Rachel Barton Pine; Lisa Batiashvili’s distinguished Prokofiev

CHAMBER

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Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Brahms; Glass string quartets from Brooklyn Rider; Reger string trios

INSTRUMENTAL

Impressive Bach from violinist Ning Feng; Debussy Préludes from two of DG’s senior pianists; Garrick Ohlsson turns to Falla

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VOCAL

Ludford from Westminster Abbey; a superb collection of Medtner songs; Mark Padmore revisits Winterreise; a London-cast 42nd Street

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REISSUES

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Mammoth sets of the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras; Edith Mathis remembered

OPERA

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Rarely heard Bizet from Poznan; Elı¯na Garan∂a and Renée Fleming in Rosenkavalier; a valedictory Rigoletto from Dmitri Hvorostovsky

JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

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Reviews from our sister titles Jazzwise and Songlines

REPLAY

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A feast of pianism; Grace Bumbry sings Brahms

BOOKS

A thought-provoking study of Russian music since 1917; the writings of Peter Dickinson

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GRAMOPHONE COLLECTION 106 Richard Lawrence surveys Mozart’s Don Giovanni

NEW RELEASES

REVIEWS INDEX

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DEBUSSY’S IMPACT

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Leading Debussy interpreters explore why, a century after his death, his richly coloured music continues to inspire artists and audiences alike

RECORDING RVW

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As Andrew Manze records Vaughan Williams’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, he talks about his continuing journey through the composer’s music

THE MUSICIAN & THE SCORE 42 Tenor Mark Padmore shares insights gained from re-recording Schubert’s Winterreise – this time with Kristian Bezuidenhout on fortepiano

ICONS

Cathy Berberian almost defies categorisation, so instead we seek to celebrate the fascinating multifaceted nature of this singer’s career

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CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS 66 Arnold Whittall explores the works of British composer Simon Holt, looking at the influences – from art to other composers – on his music

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS 101 James Jolly offers a listening list of Debussyinspired composers, then sets out to sea with British works inspired by the waves

CLASSICS RECONSIDERED 102 Two of our reviewers debate the status of Boulez’s 1970 CBS studio recording of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande: how does it stand up today?

THE SPECIALIST’S GUIDE 104 From Byrd to Gibbons, our guide to the greatest examples of the verse anthem

PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 112 Live music listings, plus reviews of Oxford Evensongs from New College and the farewell from a Vienna Philharmonic principal flute

HIGH FIDELITY

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Our monthly offering of audio news and reviews

NOTES & LETTERS

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MY MUSIC

Illustrator Chris Riddell on drawing to music

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4 GRAMOPHONE MARCH 2018

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