CONTENTS

July 2013

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PRELUDES

NEWS ANALYSIS

Andris Nelsons gets the big job in Boston; a revolutionary app

CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS

The fantastical, hard-to-categorise sounds of Christopher Fox

SESSION REPORT

Andrew Mellor reports on a super-choir session of Strauss

MUSICIAN’S DIARY

Tasmin Little on recording Britten and the power of Bartók

ICONS

A giant of the podium: Otto Klemperer, by Peter Quantrill

THE MUSICIAN AND THE SCORE

Franz Welser-Möst unravels Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony

THE PROMS DANIEL BARENBOIM: THE INTERVIEW The conductor-ambassador on bringing The Ring to the Proms

THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROMS James Jolly reappraises William Glock’s legacy

TIPPETT’S TIME HAS COME

Why Tippett’s music deserves a prominent place at the Proms

CONCERT LISTINGS

The complete Proms season at a glance

CHOIRBOOK FOR THE QUEEN

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s new anthology for the Golden Jubilee

MUSICAL JOURNEYS

Brett Dean’s oratorio in Berlin; a Beethoven festival in Bogotá

HIGH FIDELITY

Why consumer electronics companies need to diversify to survive

NEW RELEASES & REVIEWS INDEX MY MUSIC Playwright Samuel Adamson on the interplay of music and text

6 GRAMOPHONE JULY 2013

16 Herculean challenge: recording Strauss

PROMS

31 The Proms: (top) Daniel Barenboim; (right) Tippett with Sir Adrian Boult; (above) London’s Royal Albert Hall

46 Creating a lasting legacy: Choirbook for the Queen gramophone.co.uk

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