Our free July drawing is for the 51-CD lavish package from DGG entitled The Mono Era 1948-1957. Each CD is in a cardstock sleeve with the original tracks and description on the back. Performers include many of the greats of the 1950s: Kempff, Jochum, Furtwanger, Fricsay, Markevitch, Maazel, Oistrakh, Richter, Haskil, Fischer-Dieskau, Hindemith, Martzy and Varnay. In the set is a 150-page booklet in English, German and French, and many artist and production photographs. Here is Amazon’s page on the Mono Set. All you need to do is click on the Register To Win banner on the Home Page and fill out our simple form. The June winner of our drawing for the complete Wagner Ring Cycle on 8 PentaTone SACDs with booklet etc. is: Mayson Stewart, Charleston SC. Congrats!
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