Editorial for October 2009
Published on October 1, 2009
Our October drawing/giveaway – for a lucky three of our readers – is for the four-Blu-ray set from Naxos, The Virtual Haydn. This trail-blazing project is a fully interactive experience encompassing three audio-only Blu-ray discs and a fourth Blu-ray video on the making of the recordings – 18 hours worth with the documentary! The audio thruout is a choice of lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio or stereo PCM. (You must have a Blu-ray deck in order to play these.) The music of Haydn has been a lifelong passion for keyboardist/musicologist Tom Beghin of McGill University, and with The Virtual Haydn he has challenged all conventions of performing, recording and listening. To be eligible all you need to do is register here on the site this month and at the end of the month your name could be one of the three selected! Go Here to Register.
The three lucky winners of the 13-CD Furtwangler Audite boxed set – our September drawing/giveaway – are: Gilbert Gaynor, Santa Barbara, CA; John Martin, Plymouth, MI; Howard Selekman, Pittsburgh, PA. Congrats to all three!
October 09 is our 128th issue, and features our recently re-designed web site for improved navigation and enhanced appearance. We’re also publishing more and more disc reviews. All of them – often over 125! – are added throughout the month as they are written and received, usually on a daily basis. The most recent reviews appear at the top of each Section Index. The Home Page lists the five latest published reviews, the Section Index lists the past two months of reviews, the Archive goes back to June 1, 2005, and for all reviews by month prior to that you need to click on the Old Archive, which goes back to 2001. The Disc Index lists all past reviews.
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