Our lavish March drawing is for “Opera baroque” – a 39-DVD plus 4-CDs boxed set from Harmonia mundi consisting of over 47 hours of wonderful music, with top soloists and such directors as René Jacobs & William Christie. 17 complete operas are included in the set. This is a set you will treasure for a lifetime. The five lucky winners of the set of two CDs by The Alexander Quartet on Foghorn Classics – our February drawing – are: Charles Volstad, Eden Prairie MN; Will Leben, Emeryville CA; Seth Shapiro, Snohomish WA; Gary Walker, Sanford NC; and Gregory Weis, Aiken OH.
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