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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

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

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

conductor Kristjan Järvi signs to Sony

14

a conversation with…

…conductor José Serebrier

18

one towatch The Sarajevo-born pianist Ivana Gavric´

19

diary

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

22

richard eyre How directing Gheorghiu led to love for opera

23

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

24

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

26

biography oF an instruMent The legendary flute that famously belonged to

Johann Quantz – or did it?

28

www.gramophone.co.uk

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

30

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

36

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

41

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

46

Sir Charles Mackerras, a tribute

26

e n C o R e

MusicaL Journeys Italian string quartet heaven; Walter Weller in

Belgium; fantasy adventures in Aldeburgh

99

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

a Golijov festival in Brazil

103

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

104

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

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

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