Editorial for December 2015
Published on December 01, 2015

Our December drawing is one of Brilliant Classic’s Handel Collection, a 65-CD set of works by one of the giants of the Baroque era, George Frideric Handel.  It’s the most comprehensive Handel Edition on the market, just released in September. Among the terrific performances are by Concerto Köln, English Chamber Orch., Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, King’s […]

Editorial for November 2015
Published on November 01, 2015

Our drawing for this November is for four sets of the new 11-CD Complete 15 Symphonies of Shostakovich, on the Naxos label. The conductor is Vasily Petrenko, and Fanfare said this is the the set of all the symphonies that may be the best. Here is our review of the set. In order to register […]

Editorial for October 2015
Published on October 01, 2015

For October our drawing is for six sets of the complete opera A Death in the Family, by William Mayer, as recorded by Albany Records.  The original book is by James Agee, and the opera is considered one of the best and most poetical opera librettos ever.  Although done by the Manhattan School of Music, […]

Editorial for September 2015
Published on September 01, 2015

For September our free drawing is for three copies of the 3-CD boxed set The Perlman Sound – a selection of items from the new complete 59-CD comprehensive set of everything the famous violinist has recorded for Warner, EMI and Teldec over 30 years. Some of his collaborations with the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists […]

Editorial for August 2015
Published on August 01, 2015

Our August drawing is for one set of the huge Mercury Living Presence Vol. 3 set of 53 reissue CDs (issued by Decca Records), including ten never before released. Here is our review of the set, and here are details on all 53 discs. All you have to do to be considered as the winner […]

Editorial for June 2015
Published on June 01, 2015

Navona 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 […]

Editorial for May 2015
Published on May 01, 2015

Deutsche Grammophon is donating three copies of their new release of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas played by Maurizio Pollini as our May drawing. The 8-CD boxed set was recorded between 1975 and 2014 and most are studio recordings, except for Sonatas Nos. 12 & 21. Here is our review of the set.  The complete set will go to three of […]

Editorial for April 2015
Published on April 01, 2015

This April we are awarding a single boxed 50-CD set which is the most comprehensive selection of the compositions of George Philip Telemann ever offered. A flurry of interest has grown around this composer over the past 30 years, even though his popularity fell away in the 19th century. He was active in both Hamburg […]

Editorial for March 2015
Published on March 01, 2015

This month we are awarding a single high-end planar magnetic headphone from Oppo, valued at $699.  The MP-2 uses the same driver and diaphragm construction as the $1100 PM-1.  It has a very natural and life-like sound quality, with high sensitivity and scalability. Reviewers have praised its build and audio quality. Awards and reviews are […]

Editorial for February 2015
Published on February 01, 2015

This month we are awarding a single huge package of 51 CDs – the recorded legacy of the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter. It will go to one of our readers who registers this month using our simple form.  A wide range of Richter’s huge repertory is covered, spanning nearly forty years of music-making (1956-1992), so […]

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