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Editorial for December 2014
Published on December 01, 2014

For this December’s drawing we have one set of the unique PentaTone collection of ten of the top operas by Wagner, with leading Wagnerian soloists and the Rundfunk Symphony and Chorus of Berlin conducted by Marek Janowski. This is the only all-SACD set, consisting of 32 multichannel discs plus a DVD with an interview with […]

Editorial for November 2014
Published on November 01, 2014

This month our drawing/giveaway is for two 45-CD boxed sets of The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon by famed conductor Ferenc Fricsay. It includes his probing recordings of such works at the Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 9 plus the Piano Concerto No. 3; Bartok’s three Piano Concertos, Concerto for Orchestra, […]

Editorial for October 2014
Published on October 01, 2014

This month our drawing/giveaway is for six collector edition sets from Harmonia mundi of the 8-SACD collection of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets performed by the world-famous Tokyo String Quartet. Our review is here. This hi-res multichannel recording is a major sonic improvement over their earlier complete Beethoven set on the RCA CD label, and […]

Editorial for September 2014
Published on September 01, 2014

This month our drawing/giveaway is for a pair of CDs of the finest operatic voices to five AudAud readers: Joyce DiDonato and Maria Callas. First is the new Erato CD by bel canto singer Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli. Second will be a special sampler CD of complete selections from the new 69-CD Maria Callas […]

Editorial for August 2014
Published on August 01, 2014

For August Universal and DGG will donate two of their new Karajan/Richard Strauss analog recordings sets consisting of 11 CDs and a Pure Audio Blu-ray. Details Here. The remastered set is released to mark the 25th Anniversary of the conductor’s death and the 150th Anniversary of Richard Strauss (June 2014). All of Karajan’s R. Strauss […]

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 The videos were originally made from 1956 thru 1975 and are in black & white and color.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 […]

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