Blu-rays Archive

Audio News for October 4, 2016

CBS Radio to Cease –  More and more Americans, particulary young people, don’t tune into on-air radio stations anymore. Advertising dollars and audiences are dwindling everywhere. Revenues for terrestrial radio as a whole have been on a downward march for years. The biggest indicator is that CBS Corp. – once the home of Edward R. […]

TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Con. 2 – both Philadelphia Orch. & Ormandy – HDTT audio-only Blu-rays

TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Suite; RACHMANINOFF: Piano Con. 2 – both Philadelphia Orch. & Ormandy – HDTT audio-only Blu-rays

Two potboilers in proper quadraphonic surround sound on Blu-ray. TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake Suite – Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy – from RCA Quad 4-track tape 1972 – HDTT audio-only Blu-ray (4.0 & 2.0) DTS-HD MA ****: RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Artur Rubinstein, p. / Philadelphia Orch./ Eugene Ormandy – from RCA Quad 4-track tape […]

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 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 […]

Home Page for January 2014

Home Page for January 2014

Our January drawing/giveaway is for one of six hi-res Pure Audio Blu-rays from Sono Luminus plus a standard CD of the same program. The three albums are: Entendre, with the violin/cello duo in works of Kodaly, Ravel, Sousa, Halvorsen, Servais & Leonard, Inscape’s Sprung Rhythm—with a collection of works by three new American composers, and […]

Home Page for January 2014

Home Page for October 2013

Our October drawing/giveaway is unusual: We are awarding seven 180-gram double-disc audiophile vinyl jazz albums to seven AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers. The albums are all from Mack Avenue Records’ new vinyl release program: Albums (shown above) from: Christian McBride (2), Gary Burton, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks and Yellowjackets. One album at random to each […]

Audio News for May 14, 2013

New Mercury Living Presence Reissue Set; Digital Downloads of Music Now Surpass Sales of Physical Discs; Box Claimed to Turn Any TV Into a Smart TV; AudioXperts Expands; Sprint Purchase of Clearwire Wireless Hits a Snag

Audio News for May 7, 2013

The End of New Devices; Cut the Cord and Save; 47% of Entertainment Devices Are Connected to the Internet; Q1 Growth of Home Media Spending; Thiel Audio Ships First Speakers Since Acquisition