This month we are awarding a single huge package of 51 CDs – the recorded legacy of the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter. It will go to one of our readers who registers this month using our simple form. A wide range of Richter’s huge repertory is covered, spanning nearly forty years of music-making (1956-1992), so the majority of the discs are stereo. He died in 1997, and this set of his enormous recorded legacy honors the 100th anniversary of his birth. There are three categories: Solo, Chamber, and Concerto recordings, plus his acclaimed Sofia Recital. Hundreds of treasures are to be found in this stylish set. The lucky winner will be listed below early in March.
And here are the six lucky winners of the two-CD set of jazz albums – our January drawing – Such Sweet Thunder & Lonely City: Brent Adler, Bexley OH; Ed Cameron, Buffalo Mills PA; Bruce Scheiner, Levittown NY; Joe Spatafora, St. Petersburg FL; Susan Alles, Bernalillo NY; John Walker, Dallas TX.
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