Contents – August 2011

‘So many moments sound renewed...the electrifying col legno passage is like the beating wings of the angel of death’

Edward Seckerson on Vladimir Jurowski’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No 2 – page 57

Letters Our top 10 conductors feature causes a stir


editor’s choice Poise from Barenboim in Chopin; a revelatory Resurrection from Jurowski; Elder on peak form in Bax, Bridge and Delius


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p h o t o g r a p h y

For the record Joshua Bell named music director of ASMF; Mahler Third manuscript up for auction; New role for Noseda at Israel Philharmonic


a conversation with… …pianist Nicholas Angelich on tackling Bach’s Goldberg Variations, staying poised on the platform – and missing aeroplanes



Cellist Alban Gerhardt on emulating one’s childhood musical heroes and the lasting influence of Pablo Casals


one to watch English bass David Soar started out at WNO but now Glyndebourne and the Met beckon and he makes his debut recital recording


richard eyre Producing a film score is akin to cosmetic surgery, argues our columnist – and the results can be just as unpredictable


biography oF an instrument When Arnold Dolmetsch left his recorder behind, he had to create a replica – and fast


F e A t u R e S

dudameL speaks about the music He made his name with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela but, in a rare interview, the maverick conductor talks about the works that continue to inspire him


miah persson, a star ascendant The Swedish soprano has been biding her time but, with a foray into bel canto plus two more recordings, has her time finally come?


arnoLd work rediscovered Raphael Wallfisch revives the Cello Concerto


the gramophone coLLection Which Four Seasons disc is the one to own?


e n C o R e musicaL journeys Vaughan Williams premiere in Oxfordshire;

Finley’s Hans Sachs at Glyndebourne;

Pianissimo at Schloss Elmau


pick oF the musicaL month Celebrating Russia with the Bournemouth

SO; Monteverdi comes to Copenhagen


audio and visuaL All the news from Munich’s High End Show


my music From working with Hans Zimmer, film composer Atli Örvarsson has gone it alone to unearth ancient sounds for The Eagle


Gustavo Dudamel sheds light on music 34

Raphael Wallfisch champions Arnold 44

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