Category: Editorial

Editorial for November 2016

Editorial for November 2016

The complete pipe organ works of Max Reger in hi-res stereo, surround & binaural (17 SACDs) is the November free drawing here, as furnished by Cybele Records. It comes with a complete bound book and an interview with the organist. We reviewed it here. All you need to do is click on the Register To […]

Editorial for October 2016

Editorial for October 2016

The complete opera by Rameau on a Harmonia mundi Blu-ray is the free drawing for this month. It is performed by the Ensemble Pygmalion with a peerless list of soloists, conducted by Raphael Pichon and is full of colorful spectacle and entertainment. The production, by Michel Faubion, is noted for its delicious candy colors. Here […]

Editorial for September 2016

Editorial for September 2016

Our free drawing for September is the same as last month: another five complete Rossini operas on Blu-ray from Opus Arte: The Italian in Algiers, Il Signor Bruschino, The Silken Ladder, Moses in Egypt and Cyrus in Babylon. (Turns out we have two copies to award readers.) Claudio Scimone and Ewa Poldes are among the […]

Editorial for August 2016

Editorial for August 2016

For this August our free drawing is five complete Rossini operas on Blu-ray from Opus Arte: The Italian in Algiers, Il Signor Bruschino, The Silken Ladder, Moses in Egypt and Cyrus in Babylon. Claudio Scimone and Ewa Poldes are among the performers. The Italian in Algiers is considered one of the funniest operas ever written. Here […]

July 2016 Editorial Page

July 2016 Editorial Page

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 […]

Editorial for June 2016

Editorial for June 2016

Our free June drawing is for the 13 SACD Complete Ring Cycle of Wagner in the new recording set issue by PentaTone with leading soloists, the Berlin Radio Sym. Orch. & Chorus, cond. by Mark Janowski and with a 250-p. booklet. Here’s a page on the album, just released last month. All you need to […]

Editorial for May 2016

Editorial for May 2016

The imported, limited edition 64-CD Leonard Bernstein Collection Vol. 2 is our May free drawing. The repertoire is supplemented by five American Decca CDs, analyses/performances of Beethoven’s Erocia, Schmann’s Second, Dvoraks’ New World, Brahms’ Fourth and Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique. It is rounded off with original cast selections from Fancy Free and On The Town. It is […]

Editorial for April 2016

Editorial for April 2016

Our April drawing is for three copies of the Brilliant Classics set of Vivaldi’s Complete Concertos and Sonatas. This is the first time all of Vivaldi’s Concertos and Sonatas are in one set, which will be treasured for a lifetime. Go to the Brilliant Classics web site to see complete information on this set. Just […]

Editorial Page for March 2016

Editorial Page for March 2016

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. […]

Editorial for February 2016

Editorial for February 2016

Our free drawing for February 2016 is for a pair of 2 CDS each to five AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register for the drawing on our simple form below. Both feature The Alexander String Quartet. The first, In Friendship, has quintets of Brahms and Cesar Cano. The second, Patagon, has three works by Cindy Cox: […]

Editorial for January 2016

Editorial for January 2016

Here is a complete listings all the selections included in the set. This is an amazing collection for any record lover. Your chances of winning the set are very good. All you need to do is register using our very simple form here. Last month’s winner of the 52-CD Handel set on Brilliant is Joe […]

Editorial for December 2015

Editorial for December 2015

Our December drawing is one of Brilliant Classic’s Handel Collection, a 65-CD set of works by one of the giants of the Baroque era, George Frideric Handel.  It’s the most comprehensive Handel Edition on the market, just released in September. Among the terrific performances are by Concerto Köln, English Chamber Orch., Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, King’s […]

Editorial for November 2015

Editorial for November 2015

Our drawing for this November is for four sets of the new 11-CD Complete 15 Symphonies of Shostakovich, on the Naxos label. The conductor is Vasily Petrenko, and Fanfare said this is the the set of all the symphonies that may be the best. Here is our review of the set. In order to register […]

Editorial for October 2015

Editorial for October 2015

For October our drawing is for six sets of the complete opera A Death in the Family, by William Mayer, as recorded by Albany Records.  The original book is by James Agee, and the opera is considered one of the best and most poetical opera librettos ever.  Although done by the Manhattan School of Music, […]

Editorial for September 2015

Editorial for September 2015

For September our free drawing is for three copies of the 3-CD boxed set The Perlman Sound – a selection of items from the new complete 59-CD comprehensive set of everything the famous violinist has recorded for Warner, EMI and Teldec over 30 years. Some of his collaborations with the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists […]

Editorial for September 2015

Editorial for September 2015

For September our free drawing is for three copies of the 3-CD boxed set The Perlman Sound – a selection of items from the new complete 59-CD comprehensive set of everything the famous violinist has recorded for Warner, EMI and Teldec over 30 years. Some of his collaborations with the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists […]

Editorial for August 2015

Editorial for August 2015

Our August drawing is for one set of the huge Mercury Living Presence Vol. 3 set of 53 reissue CDs (issued by Decca Records), including ten never before released. Here is our review of the set, and here are details on all 53 discs. All you have to do to be considered as the winner […]

Editorial for June 2015

Editorial for June 2015

Navona Records is donating two of their new CD releases to six Audiophile Audition readers this month. They are Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 and Voyage by Pierre Schroeder. The first is from a German-Japanese pianist known for her Bach performances, and the second is a captivating sonic journey using a variety of musical styles […]

Editorial for May 2015

Editorial for May 2015

Deutsche Grammophon is donating three copies of their new release of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas played by Maurizio Pollini as our May drawing. The 8-CD boxed set was recorded between 1975 and 2014 and most are studio recordings, except for Sonatas Nos. 12 & 21. Here is our review of the set.  The complete set will go to three of […]

Editorial for April 2015

Editorial for April 2015

This April we are awarding a single boxed 50-CD set which is the most comprehensive selection of the compositions of George Philip Telemann ever offered. A flurry of interest has grown around this composer over the past 30 years, even though his popularity fell away in the 19th century. He was active in both Hamburg […]

Editorial for March 2015

Editorial for March 2015

This month we are awarding a single high-end planar magnetic headphone from Oppo, valued at $699.  The MP-2 uses the same driver and diaphragm construction as the $1100 PM-1.  It has a very natural and life-like sound quality, with high sensitivity and scalability. Reviewers have praised its build and audio quality. Awards and reviews are […]

Editorial for February 2015

Editorial for February 2015

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 […]