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Editorial for July 2014
Published on July 01, 2014

For July EuroArts will donate three of their 14-hour-plus Classical Archive Collector’s Editions highlighting Ensembles, courtesy of Naxos Distributors. The videos were originally made from 1956 thru 1975 and are in black & white and color. Works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Franck, Prokofiev, and Schubert are performed by some of the legendary soloists and […]

Editorial for June 2014
Published on June 01, 2014

Decca Classics will donate three of their new (Feb. release) 11-CD boxed sets of Rachmaninov’s Complete Works for Piano, with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink and other musicians. It includes all four of the Piano Concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, as well as the Piano Trios. These are considered at the top […]

Editorial for May 2014
Published on May 01, 2014

Naxos Classical has donated three of their 11-CD boxed sets of all of the Mozart Symphonies for our May drawing. The performances are by Cappella Istropolitana and the Northern Chamber Orchestra, and the total playing time is over 11 hours.  The three winners of this set will be chosen from among those AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers […]

Editorial for April 2014
Published on April 01, 2014

Universal and DGG Records have donated six of their new Pure Audio Blu-rays for this month’s drawing. This is the first time these classic symphonic recordings by Karajan, Kleiber and Fricsay have been available in hi-res (96/24), playable on any Blu-ray deck. The four Blu-ray selections you see here and on the Home Page will […]

Editorial for March 2014
Published on March 01, 2014

Foghorn Classics and Allegro Distributors have donated five copies of the three-CD package The Complete String Quartets of Bartók & Kodály. The Alexander String Quartet’s sense of natural communications seems to make the Bartók Quartets less difficult, and our reviewer raved about the set. This San Francisco label was founded in 1994 by the Alexander […]

Editorial for February 2014
Published on February 01, 2014

Motema has donated six copies of their GRAMMY-nominated 2010 album Water, by Gregory Porter to go to six lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register on our simple form this February. Jazz Wise said Porter had “outstanding original songs, erudite lyrics and social comment, top drawer musicianship and improvisation, and a voice to die for.”  Porter […]

Editorial for January 2014
Published on January 01, 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 […]

Editorial for December 2013
Published on December 01, 2013

Naxos Distributors are offering three 50-CD legacy boxed sets of recordings from three of their labels this month as our drawing/ giveaway. They are from the Teldec, Erato and Das Alte Werke classical labels and have been painstakingly compiled to represent some of their most highly-regarded recordings. They are beautifully packaged with complete notes and […]

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 […]

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