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Editorial for November 2013
Published on November 01, 2013

Decca Records has donated three copies of the three-disc BENJAMIN BRITTEN: War Requiem for our November drawing, celebrating the Britten Centenary. One disc is a Blu-ray audio-only version of the 96/24 stereo remastering from the original 1963 tapes of Britten conducting the soloists, Melos Ensemble and London Symphony in his moving work, using poetry of […]


Editorial for October 2013
Published on October 01, 2013

For our October drawing Mack Avenue Records has donated seven double-disc audiophile vinyl albums, mastered and pressed by Kevin Gray at Record Techology Inc. in a three-step process. They are: Kind of Brown and The Good Feeling (Christian McBride), Common Ground (Gary Burton), Seeds From the Underground (Kenny Garrett), Friends (Stanley Jordan), Zen Food (Kevin […]


Editorial for September 2013
Published on September 01, 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 […]


Editorial for August 2013
Published on August 01, 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 […]


Editorial for July 2013
Published on July 01, 2013

Two exciting jazz SACDs will be in the hands of ten AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers next month who register this month on our simple form.  Both from Chesky Records, they benefit from the label’s minimalist miking techniques and will make an outstanding addition to any audiophile collection. Cobbs Corner is a swinging quartet led by drummer […]


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., […]


Editorial for May 2013
Published on May 01, 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 […]


Editorial for April 2013
Published on April 01, 2013

Wagner aficionados will want to have this month’s drawing/giveaway. It is for all four Wagner music dramas making up The Ring, on 14 CDs from Opera d’Oro. Clemens Krauss conducts the leading soloists and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus in 1953, and the set features four newly-translated complete librettos in English, plus a fifth […]


Editorial for March 2013
Published on March 01, 2013

Conductor Pieter Jan Leusink calls this month’s drawing “the greatest and most humanly moving corpus of sacred music ever written.” It is a 50-CD! set of all 200 Bach Sacred Cantatas (which survived from about 300 originally) on Brilliant Records, and in early April it will go out to two lucky readers who register this […]


Editorial for February 2013
Published on February 01, 2013

A special collection of Great Piano Concertos will be part of the library of five AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers early next month who register using our simple form this month.  Honoring the 25th anniversary of Naxos Records, the ten-CD box set draws on their huge catalog of piano concerto recordings and provides a fine introduction to the […]




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