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Contents – Awards 2010

‘Every time I hear Maxim Rysanov I’m impressed anew by the scope and beauty of his playing’ Winner of Young Artist of the Year in 2008, the viola player now turns his bow to Bach, reviewed by Duncan Druce on page 99

Letters Remembering Mackerras; covering Bach

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editor’s choice Marc-André Hamelin plays Marc-André Hamelin, René Jacobs’s Die Zauberflöte and Valery Gergiev’s Parsifal, plus DVD and

Reissue of the Month

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S o u n d b i t e S

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For the record The opening of the Metropolitan Opera’s archives; Hyperion at 30; plus all the latest appointments and awards

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a conversation with…

…tenor Vittorio Grigolo

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diary Mathieu Herzog, viola player from the Gramophone Award-winning Quatuor Ebène,

on bridging musical worlds

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one towatch The unique and exciting male soprano Michael Maniaci

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richard eyre The social dynamics of an orchestra

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PhiLiP Kennicott An allergy to Hugh the Drover

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recordings on triaL Two Gramophone critics pay forensic attention to the classic Walter/Ferrier

Das Lied von der Erde

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F e At u R e S

the gramoPhone awards On October 1 the world’s most prestigious classical music awards were once again presented at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Across 20 pages of reviews and interviews we celebrate a year of excellence: find out which discs won the 16 recording categories, who received the Artist and Young Artist of the Year, Lifetime and Special Achievement, Music in the Community, Specialist Classical Chart and Label of the Year awards – and, of course, which disc was named Recording of the Year.

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the gramoPhone coLLection Philip Clark listens to recordings of Ravel’s hypnotic Boléro in search of the most penetrating interpretation

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The launch of the new Gramophone Player 8

e n C o R e musicaL journeys Three festivals: the Oriental oasis of Tokyo’s Saito Kinen, a new festival in Hungary and Gergiev’s reconstruction work in Rotterdam

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PicK oF the musicaL month Strauss in Bergen, Wagner in Moscow and Janá∂ek in San Francisco

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audio and visuaL Arcam’s new all-in-one music centre;

Onkyo’s market-leading receiver

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mymusic Architect Frank Gehry on building for music and art

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There’s more to Ravel’s Boléro than a famous drum part and some ice-skating associations 66

GRAMOPHONE awards 2010

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