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The Marx Brothers  = The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup – Blu-ray (3)

The Marx Brothers = The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup – Blu-ray (3)

A Silver Screen Blu-ray collection of the first five (and funniest) Marx Bros. movies. The Marx Brothers  = The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup – Blu-ray (3) (1929-1933/2016) Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont Directors: Victor Heerman, Norman Z. McLeod, Joseph Santley, Robert Florey, Leo McCarey […]

Audio News for July 22, 2016

Munich Philharmonic Launches Its Own Record Label – The Munich Philharmonic and its music director – Valery Gergiev – will release its first two albums on its own new label on Sep. 30th. They will be Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.  Global Consumer Electronics Market Growth –  A report by RNOS […]

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Our drawing for May is the just-released DGG complete set of all the Beethoven Piano Sonatas performed by Maurizio Pollini on 8 CDs.  His playing has a heft and muscularity that complement the works perfectly. (The average customer reviews at Amazon for this $32 set were 5 out of 5 stars.) Here is our review of […]

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Born just four years before J.S. Bach George Philip Telemann has always suffered from comparisons with that towering figure of classical music. At the time though he was considered one of the greatest German composers, and he was highly productive – his total output compares well with Bach’s. One 1767 obituary merely stated ‘his name […]

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Our November drawing is for two 45-CD sets of The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon by famed conductor Ferenc Fricsay. Here is a complete list of all the selections on this multi-CD boxed set. And here is our review of it. These have been specially remastered for this collector’s set. The Hungarian conductor, who died in […]

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Our July drawing/giveaway will be for three EuroArts 14-hour-plus Blu-ray Classical Archive Collector’s Editions focusing on Ensembles. These are great video performances by some of the legendary musical artists of the 20th century. Outstanding ensembles of the past show their thrilling artistry in inimitable performances, including concerts, recitals and detailed booklet information. Among the performers […]

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Our March drawing/giveaway is for five new three-CD albums from San Francisco’s Foghorn Classics label. They are of the complete six Bartók String Quartets plus the two by Kodály, played by the sensational Alexander String Quartet. Here is our rave review of the album. Steven Ritter said they may be the best ever of these […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2013

Best of the Year Discs for 2013

* = The 12 Multichannel Discs of the Month CLASSICAL (incl. HI-RES), CLASSICAL REISSUES & CLASSICAL VINYL BACH: Mass in b, BWV 232 – Soloists/ Collegium Vocale 1704/ Collegium 1704/ Vaclav Luks – Accent ACC 24283 (2 CDs) BACH: St. Matthew Passion – Soloists/ RIAS Ch. Chorus/ Academie fur Alte Musik Berlin/ Rene Jacobs – […]

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Our December drawing/giveaway is again an unusual one: It is for three 50-CD boxed sets from the Teldec, Erato and Das Alte Werke classical labels respectively, as pictured. One box will go at random to each of three AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register on our simple form this month; we will not share your email address […]

Audio News for May 14, 2010

Sony Considering Purchase of EMI; New Standard for Portable Media Connection; Paramount Recalling Saving Private Ryan Blu-rays; New Asus PC for Multimedia Fanatics; First-Run Movies in the Home