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OPHONE Incorporating vox THE RADIO CRITIC BROADCAST REVIEW

NOVEMBER 1974

VOL. 52

No. 618

Index to Reviews . . A Quarterly Retrospect by Robert Layton Sir Joseph Lockwood by Alan Blyth

Mozart's arrangement of Handel's "Messiah" by Dr Andreas

Holschneider

Sir Geraint Evans talks to Alan Blyth Elgar's "Apostles": the Project of a Lifetime by Jerrold Northrop

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Reviews-O rc hestral

-Chamber Music -Instrumental . . -Choral and Song -Opera . . -Spoken Word Quadraphonic Record Releases Nights at the Round Table New Cassettes and Cartridges Keeping Trac'k Jazz Reviews Correspondence . . Deletions . . Editorial Notes Records Received Special Offers

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860 865

877 883 915 922 935 955 969 970 973 974 977 984

870, 878, 1038

1039 1038

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The first-ever recording of Elgar's "The Apostles" is the subject of this month's front cover. In addition to the review which appears on p. 936, Jerrold Northrop Moore contributes "Elgar's 'Apostles': the Project of a Lifetime" on p. 877.

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AudiO Commentary What's N'ew at the Fair?-a brief preview . , My Way of Choosing Audio Units by Edmund Ryan

Part 1: The Record Player Unit The Northern Hi-Fidelity Festival-a report by John Gilbert Equipment Reviews:

B&O Beogram 4000 turntable Decca LondO'n pickup cartridge NEAL 102 cassette recorder Audio News

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Critics' Choice for 1974 Ivor Newton talks to Alan Blyth

Audio Fair Report Audio gift suggestions

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