• Advent at Merton

    Advent at Merton

    It seems appropriate as Christmas approaches (at the time of writing) to listen to Advent music. Peter Phillips and Benjamin Nicholas, both of whom have glittering musical backgrounds, lead the Choir of Merton College, Oxford. ...
  • Vinyl goes from strength to strength

    Vinyl goes from strength to strength

    On the second of January every year, the BPI (the British Phonographic Industry, basically the RIAA of the United Kingdom) and the Official Charts Company releases details of music sales performance in the previous year. ...
  • 24 bits of Christmas, with love from Linn

    24 bits of Christmas, with love from Linn

    From the Linn Records press release: Enjoy the gift of free high-resolution music this Christmas Award-winning record label and high quality music systems manufacturer, Linn, have announced their special gift to music lovers this Christmas. ...
  • Every Home Should Have One Special

    Every Home Should Have One Special

    When it comes to re-issuing collectable records in super-duper, 180g ‘audiophile’ pressings, there’s no escaping the degree of cynicism that infects the process. As each re-issue label grows in size and popularity, it starts an ...
  • One Fine Evening...

    One Fine Evening...

    On a wet and windy Friday in late November, the day after Thanksgiving, Edinburgh's premier audio and video supplier, Loud & Clear, along with digitalmeister general dCS, made recorded music wonderful again. Playing to an ...
  • Must-Have Piano Concertos in SACD

    Must-Have Piano Concertos in SACD

    Shostakovich/Shchedrin: Piano Concertos in SACD In the November 2006 issue of The Absolute Sound, Jonathan Valin and Mark Lehman list "100 More Best-of-the-Century Classical Compositions." Because it is the 100th anniversary of Shostokovich's birth, I ...

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