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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 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 […]

Home Page for September 2015

Our September drawing is for three sets of the new 3-CD box titled The Perlman Sound. It features many of the most popular works and recordings from the complete edition of 77 Perlman albums on 59 CDs, and proves why Itzak Perlman is regarded as today’s supreme violinist.  Here is a complete list of all […]

Editorial for September 2015

Home Page for August 2015

Our August drawing for all visitors here is the 53-CD Vol. 3 of the Mercury Living Presence Collector’s Edition boxed set, which completes the entire series of releases by this pioneering audiophile label. HERE is our review of it, and HERE is the detailed listing of every single CD in the 53-CD reissue package. They […]

Editorial for September 2015

Home Page for April 2015

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 […]

Editorial for September 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 […]

Editorial for September 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 […]

Editorial for September 2015

Home Page for January 2015

For January 2015 we have two fine new jazz CDs going to six AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers. One is Such Sweet Thunder, by Vance Thompson’s Five Plus Six featuring the core quintet with six additional horns.  Their debut CD is full of panache and surprise, and includes music of Ellington and Monk plus country and folk. Here’s our review […]

Editorial for September 2015

Home Page for November 2014

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 […]

Editorial for November 2014

Editorial for November 2014

This month our drawing/giveaway is for two 45-CD boxed sets of The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon by famed conductor Ferenc Fricsay. It includes his probing recordings of such works at the Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 9 plus the Piano Concerto No. 3; Bartok’s three Piano Concertos, Concerto for Orchestra, […]

Editorial for September 2015

Home Page for October 2014

Our October drawing is for six collector edition sets of the complete Harmonia mundi 8-SACD set of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets performed by the world-famous Tokyo String Quartet. This quartet existed from 1969 to 2013 and has 40 landmark recordings in their discography. Their version of this cycle of the Beethoven String Quartets (Nos. […]

Editorial for September 2014

Editorial for September 2014

This month our drawing/giveaway is for a pair of CDs of the finest operatic voices to five AudAud readers: Joyce DiDonato and Maria Callas. First is the new Erato CD by bel canto singer Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli. Second will be a special sampler CD of complete selections from the new 69-CD Maria Callas […]

Editorial for September 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 […]

Editorial for February 2014

Editorial for February 2014

Motema has donated six copies of their GRAMMY-nominated 2010 album Water, by Gregory Porter to go to six lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register on our simple form this February. Jazz Wise said Porter had “outstanding original songs, erudite lyrics and social comment, top drawer musicianship and improvisation, and a voice to die for.”  Porter […]

Editorial for January 2014

Editorial for January 2014

SONO LUMINUS has donated six of their Pure Audio Blu-ray plus CD albums to our January drawing/giveaway. Three SL albums: Entendre (violin/cello duo), Sprung Rhythm (3 American composers), and American Anthem (Ying Quartet and guests) will be sent to our six winners (at random) early in February.  The Blu-ray audio-only hi-res surround or stereo tracks […]

Editorial for September 2015

Editorial for December 2013

Naxos Distributors are offering three 50-CD legacy boxed sets of recordings from three of their labels this month as our drawing/ giveaway. They are from the Teldec, Erato and Das Alte Werke classical labels and have been painstakingly compiled to represent some of their most highly-regarded recordings. They are beautifully packaged with complete notes and […]

Editorial for September 2015

Home Page for May 2013

Our drawing/giveaway for May is for five readers of AUDIOPHILE AUDITION who will be selected to receive the new 12-CD box set The Complete Beethoven Symphonies, Concertos and Overtures from Naxos, the world’s leading classical music group. Beethoven laid down the foundations of the Romantic era and changed the course of music history. The set […]

Editorial for September 2015

Our July drawing/giveaway is for two of the Complete Beethoven Symphonies 6-SACD boxed sets on the Dutch Challenge Classics label, with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend. De Vriend is regarded as an outstanding conductor with a new and fresh point of view on Beethoven. Curiosity and eagerness are part of […]

Editorial for September 2015

Editorial for July 2012

Register Here using our non-intrusive email-protected form and you will have a good chance of being one of the two AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers this month to receive the Complete Nine Beethoven Symphonies 6-SACD set on Challenge Records—our drawing for July. Jan Willem de Vriend conducts the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, and of course these are all […]