Editorial for April 2012
Published on March 31, 2012
If you would like to be one of the six lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers receiving both Lancia remastered vinyl albums this month: the Ravel String Quartet and Gerry Mulligan’s Little Big Horn – you need to register Here using our simple non-intrusive email-protected form. Gerry Mulligan’s works on his LP cover big band, small combo and vocal performances, and both Dave Grusin and Michael Brecker are in his stellar lineup. The Guarneri’s recording of the lovely Ravel Quartet is a classic, and beautifully presented on vinyl. The half dozen fortunate winners (we’ll only select registrants who said they have a turntable system) will be announced here in May.
Here are the four lucky winners of the 30-CD Brilliant Classics box set The Ultimate Piano Concerto Collection – our March drawing. Congratulations!: Peter Mahoney, Lake Hopatcong, NJ; Craig W. Hurst, Waukesha, WI; Min Sung Kim, Placentia, CA; Luis Reyes, NYC.
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