Editorial for August 2013
Published on August 1, 2013
With the cooperation of Naxos, a gorgeous 8-DVD Jubilee Box of performances all over the world led by famed conductor Claudio Abbado will be this month’s drawing/giveaway for three lucky readers. To be eligible, all you need do is register on our simple form this month. Works of Beethoven, Mahler, Bruckner, Brahms and Bach are featured, totaling 12½ hours of viewing pleasure. The three winners will be listed here in September.
Here are the ten winners of the two Chesky jazz multichannel hybrid SACDs, our July drawing. The discs were “Cobbs Corner” and Larry Coryell’s ”Impressions”: Robert Bertrando, Reno NV; Stephan Hohil, Colonia NJ; Francis Welch, Brockport NY; Ken London, Burbank CA; Mark Brauer, St. Paul MN; Walter Stabenau, Pottstown PA; Vickie McGrew, Collinsville MS; Ralph Masseo Jr., Port Chester NY; Sheila Pastore, Portland OR; Brian Trout, Clardale AZ. Congrats to all! (and remember if you don’t have a Blu-ray deck as yet these all also have a standard CD layer.)
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