A special collection of Great Piano Concertos will be part of the library of five AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers early next month who register using our simple form this month. Honoring the 25th anniversary of Naxos Records, the ten-CD box set draws on their huge catalog of piano concerto recordings and provides a fine introduction to the main body of concertos by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Prokofiev. The five winners will be announced in this space early next month.
Here are the five lucky winners of the complete remastered Beethoven Symphonies set conducted by Otto Klemperer (in whatever format they choose at the Pristine Audio site). Congrats to all!: Jim McDermott, Woodford Halse, UK; Dr. Richard Goldwater, Newton Center MA; Charles Betts, Asheboro NC; Piet Brummer, Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands; Michael Simon, Hod Hasharon Israel.
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