Editorial for January 2013
Published on January 1, 2013
A stunning updated three-volume set of the complete Beethoven Symphonies conducted by Otto Klemperer in stereo will soon be part of the libraries of five readers thruout the world who register using our simple form this month. The winners will be emailed a code for the Pristine Audio site, where they can select whether they will be sent free CD-Rs, or would rather download 24-bit or 16-bit FLAC audio files, or even MP3 files. The early stereo sound of the Philharmonia Orchestra has been transferred to this century with astounding effect. The five lucky winners will be listed here in early February.
Here are the three winners of the 20-CD set from EMI, Imaginary Landscapes – Sounds of America, our December drawing. Congratulations! = Richard Lovison, Becket MA; Thomas D. Stover, Middletown VA; Marshall Dean, Indianapolis IN.
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