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Home Page for May 2015

Home Page for May 2015

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 […]

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, […]

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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 May 2014

Editorial for May 2014

Naxos Classical has donated three of their 11-CD boxed sets of all of the Mozart Symphonies for our May drawing. The performances are by Cappella Istropolitana and the Northern Chamber Orchestra, and the total playing time is over 11 hours.  The three winners of this set will be chosen from among those AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Editorial for February 2013

A special collection of Great Piano Concertos will be part of the library of five AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers early next month who register using our simple form this month.  Honoring the 25th anniversary of Naxos Records, the ten-CD box set draws on their huge catalog of piano concerto recordings and provides a fine introduction to the […]

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Editorial for March 2012

In order to be one of the four lucky AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who will receive the Brilliant Classics 31-disc set of The Ultimate Piano Concerto Collection you need to register Here using our simple non-intrusive email-protected form. Brilliant is noted for its many multi-disc boxed sets. In addition to the 30 CDs covering the complete […]

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During March we will be awarding this 31-Disc boxed set of The Ultimate Piano Concerto Collection from Brilliant Classics to four AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register this month.  It’s a must-have for any fan of the piano concerto, with the complete Beethoven cycle, all the Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov and Mozart piano concertos, plus those from Weber, […]