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Contents – October 2010

‘In the opening of Sospiri, Sol Gabetta enters on a whisper and strings fall about her as if from above, deathly quiet’ The sensational Elgar recording (including the Cello Concerto) from new star cellist Sol Gabetta, reviewed by Rob Cowan on page 71

Letters In praise of Fauré; remembering Taddei

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editor’s choice The sublime final instalment in La Risonanza’s Handel series; Lang Lang’s finest recording yet; Haitink’s Heldenleben

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p h o t o g r a p h y the Gramophone awards short List Find out who’s in the running for the world’s leading classical music prizes

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a tribute Sir John Eliot Gardiner reflects on a great artist and a dear colleague

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for the record Domingo to sing Rigoletto; a new label from New College Choir, Oxford

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a conversation with…

…composer Sally Beamish

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diary Pianist Louis Lortie on the importance of working with different instruments

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richard eyre The captivating philosophy of

Glenn Gould

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recordinGs on triaL Does Otto Klemperer’s classic version of

Bach’s B minor Mass stand up today?

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F e At u R e S

Leif ove andsnes The piano great on the long-awaited completion of his Rachmaninov cycle

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pierre bouLez at 85 A rare (and combative) interview with the iconic and still irascible musician

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reputations:maLcoLmwiLLiamson

How we neglect a great composer

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new season preview Gramophone’s guide to the best live events around the world in the forthcoming season

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the Gramophone coLLection Richard Wigmore seeks a favourite recording of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito

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Inside the piano mind of Leif Ove Andsnes 36

e n C o R e musicaL journeys Early music in York; Lorin Maazel’s festival;

Channel Classics celebrates in Holland

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pick of the musicaL month Hampson’s Macbeth; ENO in Luxembourg

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audio and visuaL Marantz’s stereo on a budget; eye-poppingly expensive super-speakers from Sonus

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mymusic Baroness Susan Greenfield

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Reaching 85 hasn’t mellowed composer, conductor and polemicist Pierre Boulez 44

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