Editorial for September 2013
Published on September 1, 2013
With the cooperation of Decca/Universal Music Classics, we are offering this month as our drawing/giveaway two complete sets of the 55-CD Mercury Living Presence: The Collector’s Edition 2. [Reviewed Here.] Among the rarities in the set are John Corigliano’s Piano Concerto and Dorati’s groundbreaking recording of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Each sleeve reproduces the original cover art and liner notes. When you register using our simple form, please include your full name and complete address or we won’t know where to send your award. Our monthly selections are NOT random, and without your completion of most fields, we cannot properly choose the winners. Next month both lucky winners of the complete sets will be announced right here.
Here are the three lucky winners of the August drawing for the 8-DVD Claudio Abbado Jubilee Box of performances from Naxos: Charles Bogard, Payett ID; George Sakakini, Beaufort SC; and Gabor Legradi, Hattiesburg MS.
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