Founded by April 1986 1he Earl of Hareil'ood Vol 37 No 4


Rodney Milne Depury Ediror

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Furtwangler 1886- 1954: An Appreciation by Hans Keller 381

Busoni and the Theatre by Antony Beaumont 384

In the News 393

Radio 3's Weimar Season: Hopkins Redivivus by William Mann 394

Readers' Letters 397

People 141:

Samuel Ramey by Martin Mayer 399

Book Review 405

Our Critics Abroad: Reports from Monaco, America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary,

Italy, Japan, Poland, Switzerland 407


including plans for Covent Garden, ENO, Scottish Opera, WNO, New York City Opera, Seattle, Festivals 1986; 'We hear that ... ' 417 -428

Record Reviews 429

Christmas Competition Results 431

British Opera Diary, including reviews of 'Faust', 'Salome' and 'II barbiere di Siviglia' at Covent Garden; ENO's 'The

Magic Flute', 'Mastersingers', 'La Boheme', 'Butterfly';

'Werther' in Scotland; and WNO's 'Otello' 453

Fringe Performance 467 Classified advertisements 479

Front cover: Jeffrey Lawton in the title-role in Welsh

National Opera's new production of 'Otello'