Contents – April 2011

‘He brings such animal excitement to Nielsen, such a thrilling sense of discovery and existential danger’ David Fanning on Sir Colin Davis conducting the LSO in Nielsen’s Fourth and Fifth symphonies, reviewed on page 69

Letters Beecham praise, bad concert-hall behaviour


editor’s choice Juliane Banse’s exquisite opera arias; Sudbin tackles Beethoven’s Emperor;

Netrebko sings Pergolesi


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For the record Decca relaunches as Decca Classics; Oundjian takes over at the RSNO; Janowski embarks on a major Wagner project


a conversation with… …pianist Yevgeny Sudbin, as he embarks on his Beethoven concerto cycle with the

Minnesota Orchestra



Conductor Paul Hillier, one of the world’s leading vocal conductors, on Schütz’s genius for story-telling through singing


one to watch Ukranian-American soprano Stefania Dovhan is New York City Opera’s latest budding star


biography oF an instrument How a master craftsman was engaged to create the UK’s official Royal Harp


who am i? Pit your wits against the Gramophone team and identify a tiny island that has inspired the likes of Bruckner


F e A t u R e S

a ceLebration oF FiLm music Cinema music is often unfairly dismissed, yet it is the form of entry to classical music for more people than any other. In a 25-page special, Gramophone takes an in-depth look at the art form – just how close to classical is film music? Features include:

The true face of film music 30 Remembering John Barry 34 Classical greats go to the cinema 38 The revealing history of French film music 44

Hollywood’s super-orchestra 46 Ten must-hear soundtracks 49 Hans Zimmer salutes Ennio Morricone 50

the gramophone coLLection Vaughan Williams’s Sinfonia antartica started life as a film score. Geoffrey Norris journeys to find the finest recording


John Barry: a Gramophone tribute e n C o R e


musicaL journeys An inventive opera in Calgary; a Berlin choral spectacular; the record industry at MIDEM


pick oF the musicaL month From Accentus in Paris to Noseda’s farewell with Otello in Manchester


audio and visuaL Apple and the future of wireless audio;

high-end streaming from Yamaha


my music Dancer and choreographer William Trevitt on the role of music in dance


Which recording of Vaughan Williams’s Sinfonia antartica is in Pole position? 54