Editorial for June 2015

NavonaLogoNavona Records is donating two of their new CD releases to six Audiophile Audition readers this month. They are Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 and Voyage by Pierre Schroeder. The first is from a German-Japanese pianist known for her Bach performances, and the second is a captivating sonic journey using a variety of musical styles in a classical form. Schroeder is a French native who as a child came to music by transcribing movie themes by Nino Rota, Morricone, and others on the family piano. Navona is known for presenting winning artists and undiscovered voices in the classical tradition. To be eligible for the two new CDs, you must register this month using our simple form. (We do not share your information.) The six winners will be listed below in early July.

The three lucky winners of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (8 CD set) performed by Maurizio Pollini (our May drawing) are: Stanley Schwab, Northfield IL, Kelly Beck, Riverside NJ, and Richard Rodrick, Hillsboro OR.


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AUDIOPHILE AUDITION began as a local program in San Francisco and then in 1985 as a weekly national radio series hosted by John Sunier, and aired for 13½ years on up to 200 public radio and commercial stations. In September 1998 its web site for program listings was expanded to this free Internet publication. June 2015 is our 195th issue. All disc reviews are added thru the month as they are written and received, usually daily. The five most recent reviews appear at the top of each Section Index. The Home Page lists the five latest published reviews, the Section Index lists the past two months of reviews, and the Archive goes back to January 2001. The Disc Index lists all past reviews.  Vinyls, Pure Audio Blu-rays and other hi-res formats are included in the SACD/Hi-Res Section, as well as exceptional xrcds.

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