February Archive

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. 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.   EDITORIAL AUDIOPHILE AUDITION began as a local program in San Francisco and then in 1985 as a weekly national radio series hosted by John Sunier, and aired for 13½ years on up to 200 public radio and commercial stations. In September 1998 its web site for program listings was expanded to this free Internet publication. March 2016 is our 204th issue! All disc reviews are added thru the month as written and received, often daily, amounting to nearly 100 a month.  The Home Page lists the latest published reviews.  Vinyls, Pure Audio Blu-rays and other hi-res formats are included in the SACD/Hi-Res Section, […]

Home Page for March 2015

Home Page for March 2015

For March 2015 we are offering one item for a lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION reader: The $699 Oppo PM-2 planar magnetic headphones, which use the same driver and technological breakthrus as the $1100 model PM-1, including a seven-layer diaphragm and double-sided spiraling coils. These reduced-weight headphones are a distillation of Oppo’s acoustic and industrial design features into a more affordable price point. To be eligible, you must register this month on our simple form. More details on the Editorial Page, plus the name of the winner of our February drawing for the 51-CD set. 

Home Page for March 2015

Home Page for February 1, 2015

For February 2015 we have one of the largest disc sets we have ever awarded a reader – the 51-CD collection of the complete Decca, Philips & DGG recordings made by phenomenal Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter. He is widely regarded as perhaps the greatest pianist of the 20th century, and is known for his virtuoso technique, huge repertory and the depth of his interpretations. His collaborations with Rostropovich, Karajan and Benjamin Britten are included, plus a booklet with rare photos and an essay by Jed Distler. Here are listings of all 51 CDs. To be considered, just register using our simple form on the site. More details on our Editorial Page, plus the names of the winners of the January drawing.

Home Page for March 2015

Home Page for February 2014

Our drawing for February is for six of the new audiophile vinyl pressings of jazz vocalist Gregory Porter’s 2010 album Water. (His new album Liquid Spirit just won the GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year.) The 11 songs are based on themes of love and protest. He’s been said to be stylistically similar to the late Gregory Hines, with phrasing like Stevie Wonder, enunciation like Kurt Elling, and using techniques of singers like Jimmy Witherspoon and Joe Williams. All you need to do (besides owning a turntable system) is to register on our simple form this month; we will not share your email with anyone. The six lucky winners will be announced on our Editorial Page next month and you’ll find more details there this month. Our Best Discs of 2013 are published now.