Editorial for January 2014
Published on January 1, 2014
SONO LUMINUS has donated six of their Pure Audio Blu-ray plus CD albums to our January drawing/giveaway. Three SL albums: Entendre (violin/cello duo), Sprung Rhythm (3 American composers), and American Anthem (Ying Quartet and guests) will be sent to our six winners (at random) early in February. [Click on each to see our reviews.] The Blu-ray audio-only hi-res surround or stereo tracks play back on any Blu-ray deck and the standard CD is for playing in your computer, car, or mobile CD player. To be eligible, just register this month via our simple non-intrusive form, and we won’t share your email address. The six winners will be listed in this space next month.
The lucky winners of one of the three 50-CD legacy boxed sets from Erato, Teldec and Das Alte Werk labels—our December drawing—are: Charles Wheeler, Pikeville KY; David Altschuler, Los Angeles CA & Brian Woods, Minneapolis MN.
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