bBeethovenQuartetsSAOur October drawing is for six collector edition sets of the complete Harmonia mundi 8-SACD set of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets performed by the world-famous Tokyo String Quartet. This quartet existed from 1969 to 2013 and has 40 landmark recordings in their discography. Their version of this cycle of the Beethoven String Quartets (Nos. 1-16 + the Grosse Fuge) is elegantly packaged as a set of eight multichannel hybrid SACDs which will go to six AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who this month register using our simple form.  Here is our review of the set. (Those who don’t completely fill out the form will not be eligible for the drawing, including those who registered in previous months.) The six lucky winners will be listed on our Editorial Page next month, where this month you’ll find more details on the drawing and the winners of last month’s drawing.

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PROKOFIEFF: Lieutenant Kije Suite; IGOR STRAVINSKY: Song of the Nightingale – Chicago Sym./Fritz Reiner – RCA Victor/Analogue Productions</br>“The Reiner Sound” = MAURICE RAVEL: Rapsodie Espagnole; Pavane for a Dead Princess; SERGE RACHMANINOFF : Isle of the Dead – Chicago Sym./Fritz Reiner – RCA Victor/Analogue Productions

“Concerto” = SALINAS: Danzas Peregrinas; EDWARDS: Arafura Dances; GOSS: Guitar Concerto – John Williams, guitar – SCW3</br>“Reinventing Guitar II” = D. SCARLATTI: Five Sonatas; BACH: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-flat Major; Toccata in e; HANDEL: “The Harmonious Blacksmith;” Chconne No. 2 in G Major – Smaro Gragoriadou, special guitars – Delos
Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson featuring Joe Lovano – Half Note
PUCCINI: La Rondine (complete opera, in English), Blu-ray (2013)
Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready – Delta Groove Music
Oppo BDP-105D Universal 3D Disc Player</br>
SRP: $1299
Myriam Solovieff, violin = BACH: Chaconne from Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor; MOZART: Violin Sonata in E Minor; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Myriam Solovieff, v./ Julius Katchen, p. – MeloClassic
“The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994” – Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti – tenors/ LA Music Center Opera Chorus/ Los Angeles Phil./ Zubin Mehta – Warner Classics (CD+DVD)
Five New Blue Note vinyl re-masterings

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