Editorial for November 2015

Published on November 1, 2015

NaxosLogoOur 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 to be one of the four winners of this $77 set, you need only to register using our simple form here. The four winners will be listed below next month. 

Here are the six winners of the 2-CD set of A Death in the Family from Albany Records, our October drawing. Congratulations to all: Mary Lee Walker, Sanford NC; Elaine Fisher, Champaign IL; Peter Sjogren, Briarcliff Manor NY; Ronald Jernigan, Southfield MI; David Ohberg, Albuquerque NM & Charles Volstad, Eden Prairie MN.


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