Editorial for July 2017

For our July free drawing we are offering Warner Classics exceptional 20th Anniversary of Messiaen Edition!

Olivier Messiaen is an extraordinary figure of the musical landscape.  His deep mysticism and reverence found voice in many genre — piano, organ, solo voice, choral settings, orchestras, and that so significant chamber music piece:  The Quartet for the End of Time.

This edition enhances the original 18 CD set with an additional 7 CDs, offering some landmark performances of several of his major works.  There is a very impressive suite of performers, chamber ensembles, and orchestras, with conductors such as Meiji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, Pierre Boulez, André Previn, and Simon Rattle.  Audiophile Audition Review.

All you need to do to enter the drawing is simply click on the Register To Win banner on the Home Page and fill out the few fields we request.  The lucky winner of the set will be announced here next month.

Detailed information about Warner Classic’s exceptional release can be found  here: Messiaen Edition – 20th Anniversary

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