MercLivingPresenceVol.3Our July drawings for all visitors here is for Volume 3 of the highly-acclaimed Mercury Living Presence  boxed sets which together cover nearly all of the recordings made by Mercury during their “Golden Age” audiophile recording history – 53 separate CDs, with reproductions of the original LP covers on each sleeve. Here is a list of all the recordings. Mostly remastered by Wilma Cozart in the 1990s using the original three-channel analog tapes. Includes several great mono and Philips CDs which used Mercury’s micing approach. Ten of the albums are on CD for the first time. See our recent review of the huge set of CDs.  To be considered you must register this month using our simple form here. More details on this drawing and the winner of last month’s drawing will be announced on our Editorial Page.

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RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe – Rotterdam Philharmonic Orch. /Yannick Nezet-Seguin – BIS


All the Way Back = Works of SMETONA, BRAHMS, BRACH, SCHUMANN, LISZT & CHOPIN – Vytautas Smetona, piano – Navona
John Clayton/ Hank Jones – Parlor Series Vol. II: The Negro Spirituals Dialogue – ArtistShare
The Encore of Tony Duran (2011/2015)
EINAUDI: “Taranta Project” – Ludovico Einaudi, piano/Rome Film Orch. /var. soloists (TrackList follows) – Ponderosa
Tekton Design Lore-S Speakers</br>  
$1399 pair
Horenstein conducts BERG and SCHOENBERG = BERG: Altenberglieder; SCHOENBERG: Verklaerte Nacht; Kammersymphonie No. 1 – Irma Kolassi, mezzo-sop./ Orch. Nat. de la Radiodiffusion Francaise (Berg)/ Orch. of SW German Radio/ Jascha Horenstein – Pristine Audio
Cornelius Dufallo, Maya Beiser, Carmen Kordas, Erika Harrsch, Paola Prestini – Labyrinth: Installation Concertos – VisionIntoArt (VIA Records) (CD+DVD)
Film Score Roundup – 21 Recent Soundtrack CDs



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