MAY 1978 Volume 55 No. 660

Publisher & Managing Editor

ANTHONY POLLARD

Editor l"1ALCOLM WALKER

Deputy Ed i tor ROGER HUGHES

Audio Editor JOHN BORWICK Audio Consultant

JOHN GILBERT

Advertisement Co-ord inator

DERMOT JONES Accounts Manager CHRISTINE FLEGG Circulation Manager

HELEN GRIMES Subscription Manager

LILIAN SHERER Deputy Publisher & Advertisement Director

BARRY IRVING

CONTRIBUTORS

NICHOLAS ANDERSON

FELIX APRAHAMIAN

DENIS ARNOLD

MARY BERRY ALAN BLYTH WILLIAM A CHISLETI

JOAN CHISSELL DAVID FALLOWS

ROGER FISKE ROBIN GOLDING EDWARD GREENFIELD

MAX HARRISON TREVOR HARVEY

Af\IDREW LAMB ROBERT LAYTON MALCOLM MACDONALD

WILLIAM MANN

IVAN MARCH MICHAEL OLIVER RICHARD OSBORNE STEPHEN PLAISTOW

STANLEY SADIE LIONEL SALTER

ERIC SAMS JOHN STEAI'~E JOHN WARRACK

STANLEY WEBB ARNOLD WHITTALL

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Index to Reviews New Record and Cassette Releases A Quarterly Retrospect by Robert Layton Here and There with Alan Blyth, W. A. Chislett, Lewis Foreman, Carolyn Nott, Sue Regan and Robin Stringer Obituaries Correspondence Book Reviews

REVIEWS1851Orchestral1889ChamberMusic1890Instrumental1909ChoralandSong1925Opera1933SpokenWord1934NewCassettes1946NightsattheRound Table 1954 Easy Listening

AUDIO1957Commentary by john Borwick 1958 New Products

Equipment Reviews: 1959 Revox B77 open-reel tape recorder by Geoffrey Horn 1960 Marantz 5010 cassette deck by Denys Killick 1964 Monitor Audio MA4 loudspeaker by john Borwick 1964 National Panasonic TR565G hi-fi TV tuner by Geoffrey Horn 1969 Audio Circles 1971 Audio Forum

FRONT COVER Vladimir Horowitz's Golden Jubilee Concert was held in New York's Carnegie Hall on January 8th, 1978; his performance of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto was recorded that evening (thus becoming his first concerto recording for 25 years) and is reviewed on page 1869

NEXT MONTH Sound in Retrospect-a panel review Interviews with Andre Previn and Walter Weller The Gramophone Collection-the orchestral music of Brahms John Borwick reviews the Shure VIS Mk. IV pickup cartridge

The June 1978 issue of GRAMOPHONE will be published on Wednesday June 7th

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