Editorial

Editorial for December 2012


Published on December 1, 2012

A lavish 20-CD boxed set from EMI, entirely of complete works by American composers, will be awarded to three AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers in this month’s drawing/giveaway. It is titled Imaginary Landscapes – Sounds of America, and includes such gems as Bernstein’s music from Candide and West Side Story, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, featuring topflight performances. Be sure to register on our simple form this month, in order to be eligible. The three lucky winners will be revealed here in early January.

Here are the three AUDITION AUDITION readers who will receive the two DVDs of  Peter Gabriel’s So and The Doobie Brothers Let the Music Play—our November drawing/giveaway. Congrats to all: Joe Cardettino, Niskayuna NY; Emmett Maguire, Florence AZ; and Mike McFarlane, Eugene OR.


EDITORIAL

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION began in 1985 as a weekly national radio series hosted by John Sunier, which aired for 13 1/2 years on up to 200 public radio and commercial stations coast to coast. In September 1998 its web site for programming information was expanded to the present Internet publication.

December 2012 is our 165th issue, and features improved navigation and enhanced appearance with Word Press. All disc reviews (151 for August!) are added thru the month as they are written and received, usually daily. 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, and the Archive goes back to January 2001. The Disc Index lists all past reviews. Audiophile vinyl reviews are now included in the SACD/Hi-Res Section.

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We welcome your feedback, and we have a Reader Feedback section. Please send us your comments, and we will review and possibly post them. Check with us frequently for more reviews and news, and be sure to register for our monthly giveaways! When you do, please give us all the non-intrusive requested facts, and include your first and last name, Email and street address – otherwise we are unable to ship you your winning item!  We don’t ask financial details, and we never share your information with anyone else.

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