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CONSTANT LAMBERT: Humphrey Searle talks to David Wright (1965) [withdrawn]

MALCOLM ARNOLD David C F Wright [withdrawn]

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SACD, DSD, DTS, AC3, DVD-Audio, SuperAudio confused? Let Paul Shoemaker put you right

An ALL-ARNOLD Concert at the Royal Festival Hall 24-9-04

I should say that this is a very spiritual CD, in the best possible way, and I have found it a most uplifting experience to listen to it. Gary Higginson on Hildegard of BINGEN Sapphire Night: Patricia VAN NESS The Nine orders of the Angels'

On the whole though I think this a disgraceful piece of work and I cannot forgive Tony Palmer for persuading one of the world's great dramatic singers to head up the irresponsible enterprise: John Leeman on Parsifal: the search for the grail A Film Special directed by Tony Palmer

Funnier still is the backward-printed photograph on page 11, showing the right-handed Furtwängler conducting with his left hand, and the entire violin section bowing with their left arms! Regrettably, this sort of thing happens constantly in classical releases. Kevin Sutton

Now here’s a remarkable thing: you leave this Traviata caring about its characters.- Bill Kenny on the ENO Traviata

but Marc Bridle says the Philadelphians might not be a second rate orchestra, but they sound like one.

CURIOSITY OF THE WEEK Between the kazoo and the swanee whistle lies the Serengeti of musical paraphernalia in which the musical saw takes its prominent place.[JW]

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