WagnerSet2'Our December drawing is only for a single AUDIOPHILE AUDITION reader who registers this month using our simple form.  That’s because it is the massive 32 SACDs plus a DVD boxed set of ten of the top Wagner operas, including the Ring Cycle, with some of today’s best interpreters of Wagner and the Rundfunk Symphony and Chorus of Berlin conducted by Marek Janowski on PENTATONE. Never before had a record label recorded Wagner’s operas with the same orchestra, choir, conductor and producer; plus it’s the first time in SACD multichannel surround sound. Put “Wagner Janowski” in our site search to see our reviews of seven of these operas. (Those who fail to completely fill out the simple form will be ineligible.) The winner of the set will be listed on our Editorial Page next month, where this month you’ll find more details on this drawing.
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Audio News for December 23, 2014 - “The Road to 4K” Panel at January CES; Russound Adds Spotify Service; Walmart Lowest in CE Prices According to Report; LG to Enter Wireless Multiroom Market
Audio News for December 19, 2014 - Global CE Sales Rose 4.5% in 2014; The Sony Cave-In on “The Interview”; Amazon Begins One-Hour Manhattan Deliveries; OTT Market Expands; Vinyl Reissue Schedule from Rush
Audio News for December 16, 2014 - You'll Probably Be Watching More Movies at Home
XTC – Drums and Wires [The Surround Sound Series] – Ape House  (CD+audio-only Blu-ray)


BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 29 “Hammerklavier”; Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”; The Ruins of Athens: Chorus of Dervishes; Turkish March – Alessio Bax, p. – Signum
Jim Norton – Collective Time Remembered – Compositions of Bill Evans – Origin
BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Blu-ray (2014)
Paul Avgerinos – Bhakti – RoundSkyMusic</br>MEMORU FUJIEDA: Patterns of Plants – Sarah Cahill, piano – Pinna
FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Player</br> SRP $100.00
Christian Ferras, violin = BACH: Solo Sonatas No. 2 and No. 3; TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G Minor, “Devil’s Trill”; MOZART: Violin Sonata in A Major – Christian Ferras, v./ Pierre Barbizet, p. – MeloClassic
Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin, (TrackList follows) – Sony Legacy (3 CDs + 1 Blu-ray)
16 Christmas CDs & SACDs Reviewed – 2014



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