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 who register this month using our simple form. When you register we don’t share any of your information except your address for shipping to you. The three winners’ names will be listed here next month.
Here are the names of the six winners of last month’s drawing for a pair of audio-only Blu-ray titles from Universal Music Group: James Verdini, Browns Summit NC; Phillip Wheeler, Pikeville KY; Dan Ferguson, Puyallup WA; Jim Doyle, Culpeper VA; Richard Medina, Fremont CA; Tom Morrissey, Brookline MA. Congrats to all!
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