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"The Sound of Silence"
In this issue our editor looks at the effect of muzak on our appreciation of music.

Awards, examinations, publishers, promoters, recording companies, etc.

Performance Practice in the 21st Century – a worrying problem?
Conductor, harpsichordist and organist David Roblou talks to about performance practice in today's musical world.

Crispin Woodhead examines a new collaboration between Deutsche Grammophon and Schott Music

  Leopold Stokowski takes a frank look at the life and achievements of one of Britain’s most enigmatic conductors.

  The Trio Basiliensis: Going For Baroque
Margaret Weighill looks at the personalities and work surrounding one of Europe’s leading Baroque trios.

  An Interview with Helen Crayford
Better known as principal keyboardist for the Britten Sinfonia and one time pupil of Nadia Boulanger, Helen Crayford is currently presenting a series of concert programmes recreating the music of the stride pianists of the 1920s and 30s. Simon Kemp reports.

Each month we ask music's high-flyers how they made it to the top.

Andrew Benians
Pianist, organist and Lay Vicar at Chichester Cathedral, Andrew Benians has had a varied and interesting career that started as a boy in the 1960s. He has been at Chichester for the past sixteen years and took time out of his busy schedule to talk to
New Recordings
Ernest Chausson / Vincent D'Indy: String Quartets (Recording of the month)
Bach Arias
Magdalena Kozená/Musica Florea/Marek Stryncl
Schumann/Brahms Piano Concerti
Ivan Moravec/Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Eduardo Mata
Rule Britannia
Various artists
Stephen Dodgson: Piano Sonatas Volume 2
Bernard Roberts
Anne Sofie von Otter/Bengt Forsberg
G. F. Handel: Israel in Egypt
King's College Cambridge/The Brandenburg Consort/Stephen Cleobury
J. C. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Concerti and Chamber Music
The Salomon Quartet
Korngold: Sinfonietta in B-Flat Major
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Riccardo Chailly
Meditations for Autumn
Various Artists

The Boosey & Hawkes 20th-Century Easy Piano Collection
Various composers, selected by John York

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician
Christoph Wolff
Improvisation for Organists
Jan Overduin
Jean Langlais: The Man and His Music
Ann Labounsky
Oxford Composer Companions: J. S. Bach
Malcolm Boyd
The Rough Guides to Music
Hugo Pinksterboer

Educational Material
Cambridge Assignments in Music
Elizabeth Sharma/John Howard/General Editor: Roy Bennett

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