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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS
GRAMOPHONE Editor’s Choice • Handel’s operatic Easter oratorio gets a beautifully elegant reading from Harry Bicket, who leads an excellent English Concert and a superb all-British set of soloists in this truly wonderful recording.
FOR THE RECORD • British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle has died
Bruno de Sá and Chineke! join majors
Alexander Chance Countertenor
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Farewell to pianist Radu Lupu
Pianist Nicholas Angelich has died at 51
Piano Quintet • David Threasher on the supreme pairing of piano and string quartet
ARTISTS & their INSTRUMENTS • Simon Blendis on his 1704 Peter Guarnerius - once owned by Max Jaffa
Danish Chamber Orchestra • Our monthly series telling the story behind an orchestra
FROM WHERE I SIT • Interpreting interpretation: the role of the critic is fraught with intrigue, says Edward Seckerson
JOURNEYS of exploration • As Alexandre Kantorow releases a second volume of Saint-Saëns piano concertos, Tim Parry meets a virtuoso on a compelling path of discovery
A life IN SONG • A new recording of Samuel Barber’s songs includes previously unheard early examples which help build a more complete picture of his creative trajectory, finds David Patrick Stearns
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS … • For her fascinating and thought-provoking first solo album, ‘Phrases’, the multifaceted musician Héloïse Werner invites us to explore the nature of language, discovers Martin Cullingford
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Richard Wigmore applauds an outstanding recording of Handel’s sumptuous sacred oratorio La Resurrezione with an array of expert Handelians under the direction of Harry Bicket
Simon Callaghan • The pianist talks about his adventurous album of 20th-century British Piano Concertos
Vaughan Williams’s Ninth Symphony • Conductor Sir Mark Elder tells Richard Bratby how he got to grips with this puzzling work
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Ignaz Friedman • Today’s pianists could potentially learn much from the unconventional interpretations of this Polish figure who tended to put himself before the composer, suggests Jeremy Nicholas
GRAMOPHONE PRESENTS MOZART • The most naturally gifted musician in history
Rodion Shchedrin • Richard Whitehouse champions the work of the Russian composer who turns 90 this year, mainly delving into his orchestral output
SHCHEDRIN ON RECORD • Representing a range of genres in which he worked
CHOIR &ORGAN PRESENTS…
WHAT NEXT? • Do you have a favourite piece and want to explore further? Our monthly feature suggests some musical journeys that venture beyond the most familiar works, with some...