Editorial for May 2013
Published on May 1, 2013
Beethoven couldn’t totally escape Mozart’s influence on especially his earlier works. All of his Symphonies (including the Ode to Joy of the Ninth—which has become the anthem for Europe), plus the inventive Piano Concertos and his Overtures are found in the 12-CD box set from Naxos which we are awarding to five lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register this month on our simple form and fill out all fields. The total time for the set is nearly 14 hours! The five winners will be announced here in early June.
Here are the three winners of the 14-CD Opera d’Oro set of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, our April drawing. Congratulations!: Sara Alvaro, NYC; William Fialko, Horn Lake MS & Lucy Petitto, Mechanicville NY.
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