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THIS MONTH’S CONTRIBUTORS

It took reviews editor ANDREW MELLOR almost three months to penetrate the 736 pages of Finland’s epic national poem The Kalevala in preparation for his Specialist’s Guide this issue; ‘I also managed to chat about it to a senior member of the Finnish government!’ he tells us.

‘My interest in Sawallisch started when I lived near Aachen,’ says MIKE ASHMAN, author of this month’s Icons. ‘I had known only part of his recording life – his early1960s Bayreuth Wagner, for instance. Filling in the gaps was as intriguing as the discovery of his late commitment to the Philadelphia orchestra.’

‘Mozart’s Masses have been with me a long time,’ says DAVID THREASHER, author of this month’s Collection, ‘and although listening to nearly 50 recordings of the “Great” C minor, the greatest of them all, was a challenge in terms of time and stamina, I’m left in ever greater awe of this most ambitious of all his works.’

FOR THE FULL LIST OF GRAMOPHONE REVIEWERS TURN TO PAGE 53

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The Gramophone Hall of Fame 2013

When the votes were counted for this year’s Gramophone Hall of Fame, I confess to being particularly delighted by who was at the top. (I can assure any readers aware of my particular fondness for classical guitar that there was no bias!) Every person on the list has helped shape – or is shaping – the classical recording world, leaving a legacy that will enrich all that follows. Few, however, had such a profound impact on the very history of their instrument as Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. When he began his career he was encouraged, both by his family and professors who detected a great musical gift, to devote his gifts to a more established instrument. He thankfully ignored them and, during a long career of tireless advocacy on stage and in the studio, established the guitar as a

‘Their greatest inf luence is to be found in the next generation of artists, those they inspired, or encouraged with well-chosen words at a crucial point’

concert-hall instrument with a magnificent modern and rediscovered repertoire. His discography has aged well, his warm, rounded tone wonderfully captured by the early microphones he sat before, and remains a rich reference point for all.

Few artists could thus better define what our Hall of Fame is about than the great Segovia. He enters the Hall of Fame in good company, including both his fellow 49 new members and the 50 from last year. Inviting today’s leading artists to comment on what made these figures so important proved fascinating – we may think of the influence their recordings have had on us as listeners, but perhaps their greatest impact is to be found in the next generation of artists, those they inspired, or mentored, or encouraged with well-chosen words at a crucial point.

Thank you to everybody who cast the thousands of votes at gramophone.co.uk; the votes tended to focus on performers and so, in our 90th-anniversary year, we took the liberty of adding five visionary industry figures, whose contribution transformed the recording world but who, by the nature of their behind-the-scenes roles, are in danger of being forgotten. The rest were up to you – we enjoyed your choice.

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