Editorial for December 2008

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For December Brilliant Classics – one of the leading classical labels – will send two complete sets of their new Joseph Haydn most famous works – consisting of 150 CDs – to two Audiophile Audition readers who register on the site this month.  The set commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of the composer who is considered the father of the symphony and the string quartet.  The set includes a CD-ROM with song texts and essays on Haydn’s music by a renowned Haydn expert. To see a complete review of the set by one of our writers (Michael Birman) enter “Haydn: Edition” in the music search at Amazon.com, and scroll down. And when you register, let us know of your specific interest in the Haydn collection.

Here are the ten vinyl fans who will be receiving the two Concord Records audiophile LPs by Bill Evans and Sonny Rollins – last month’s Drawing/Giveaway:  Greg Erickson, Suwanee, GA; Donald Konicoff, Boca Raton, FL; Brian Kheel, Highland Park, NJ; John Goodman, Gardiner, ME; Jeffrey Bell, Phoenix, AZ; Donald Nivling, Monterey, CA; Jay Powers, Chicago, IL; Patrick O’Connell, NYC; Scott Steinhaus, Glencoe, MN; Elliott Ribner, Trenton, NJ.  Congratulations to all!


 General Editorial 


AUDIOPHILE AUDITION began in 1985 as a weekly national radio series hosted by John Sunier, which aired for 13 1/2 years on up to 200 public radio and commercial stations coast to coast. In September 1998 its site for programming information was expanded to the present Net publication.
December 08 is our 118th issue, and we’re publishing more and more disc reviews each month All of them – well over 100 per month – are added throughout the month as they are written and received, usually on a daily basis. We have organized the web site to make it easy to navigate and find content. The 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, the Archive goes back to June 1, 2005, and for all reviews by month prior to that you need to click on the Old Archive, which goes back to 2001. The Disc Index also lists past reviews.
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We welcome your feedback, and we have a Reader Feedback section. Please send us your comments, and we will review and possibly post them to that section. Check back with us frequently for more reviews and news, and be sure to register for our monthly giveaway! When you do, please give us the few requested facts, and include a working Email and street address – otherwise we can’t send you your winning item!  We don’t ask a lot of financial details, and we don’t share your information with anyone else.


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Geffen, Laurence Vittes, Tom Gibbs,
Lemco, Brian Bloom, Clay Swartz, John Henry, Peter Bates, Ron
Legum, Paul Pelon IV, Calvin Harding Jr.,
Birney Brown, Jeff Krow, Daniel Krow, Hermon Joyner, Bob Moon, Steven Ritter, Randy Haldeman, Max Dudious, Howard Herrnstadt, John Nemaric, Doug Simpson, Peter Joelson, Jan P. Dennis, Michael Birman, John Sunier.

  © John Sunier 2008 

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