Editorial for June 2013
Published on May 31, 2013
Evelyne Crochet’s 2006 recordings for Music & Arts of Books I & II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier will go to ten AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register this month on our simple form. Educated in her native France, Ms. Crochet studied with Nadia Boulanger and Edwin Fischer and was brought by Rudolf Serkin to the U.S., where she has taught at Brandeis, Rutgers, Boston and Georgia State Universities, and the New England Conservatory of Music. She has a vast repertory and has soloed with major orchestras in recital worldwide. The ten lucky winners of this 4-CD set will be announced here early next month.
Here are the five lucky winners of the Complete Beethoven Symphonies/Piano Concertos/Overtures Naxos 12-CD set, our May drawing/giveaway: Scott Hobson, Pal Alto CA; Kermit Crissey, Buffalo NY; Rita Porter, Kaneohe HI; Alec Burchfield, Greenwood IN; Charles Volstad, Eden Prairie MN. Congrats to all!
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