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Contents – September 2010

‘Like giant Atlantic rollers, Angelich’s playing forges ahead with a breathtaking richness and momentum’ Nicholas Angelich’s performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No 2, reviewed by Bryce Morrison on page 54

Letters Lost in translation; Harnoncourt’s Haydn;

the art of transcription


editor’s choice Paul Lewis takes on the Beethoven piano concertos; Julia Fischer’s Paganini


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p h o t o g r a p h y

For the record Vote for Gramophone’s 2010 Artist of the Year;

conductor Kristjan Järvi signs to Sony


a conversation with…

…conductor José Serebrier


one towatch The Sarajevo-born pianist Ivana Gavric´



Pianist David Greilsammer relishes taking up the reins of his new orchestra


richard eyre How directing Gheorghiu led to love for opera


phiLip kennicott Is there such a thing as a horror opera today?


saLute to charLes Mackerras Sir Charles Mackerras’s death is a great loss for the music world, says Rob Cowan


biography oF an instruMent The legendary flute that famously belonged to

Johann Quantz – or did it?


F e At u R e S

the truth about schuMann Cellist and Schumann obsessive Steven Isserlis takes a long look at some myths about this anniversary-year composer


Jessye norMan returns In an exclusive interview, the great soprano discusses her first solo recital disc in a decade


ceLebrating bLu-ray The discs to watch, the players to watch them on and what’s next for the high-definition format that seems here to stay


the graMophone coLLection Rimsky-Korsakov expert Geoffrey Norris evaluates Sheherazade’s extensive discography


Sir Charles Mackerras, a tribute


e n C o R e

MusicaL Journeys Italian string quartet heaven; Walter Weller in

Belgium; fantasy adventures in Aldeburgh


pick oF the MusicaL Month Bryn Terfel takes his Wotan to the Met;

a Golijov festival in Brazil


audio and visuaL The pros and pros of surround sound; portable DAB radio; a subtly impressive new amplifier


MyMusic New York City Ballet’s Peter Martins on his love of composing


Jessye Norman looks back on her career as she records her first solo album in 10 years 36

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