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 College Choir, L’Ecole d’Orphée and leading soloists, including harpsichordist Robert Loreggian. [Made possible by Naxos distributors.] In order to be the winner of this $117 set, you need only to register using our simple form here. The lucky winner will be listed below next month.
Here are the four winners of the 11-CD Complete Shostakovich Symphonies set on Naxos – our November drawing. Congrats to all.: Frank Segars, Garland TX; Michael Donovan, Rockford IL, Robert J. Gonzalez, Napa CA; Paul Dale, Minneapolis MN.
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