Desert Island Discs

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Desert Island Discs: Ernest’s Picks – Fall 2022

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We are not short on reportages about the vinyl revival of our time. The discussion, however, tends towards the quality of the recorded sound, from trend-following crowd buying into the…

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Label Spotlight

Label Focus: Maestro Editions

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A stunning selection of rare broadcast and long unavailable commercial recordings in superbly re-mastered sound and erudite liner notes makes Maestro Editions a must-go destination for the historical collector. Explore…
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Label Focus: Archiphon

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Archiphon, whose origins date back 40 years, has recently issued three extraordinary sets devoted to conductor Otto Klemperer, the label’s main focus. However, its catalog is far more extensive and…
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Label Focus: SOMM Recordings

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Among the leading lights of British independent labels, SOMM Recordings continues to shine brightly after more than a quarter century in the service of great music and artists. Based in…

Label Focus: Marston Records

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For more than 40 years the name H. Ward Marston has been synonymous with excellence in audio transfer engineering, as well as historical recordings preservation and discovery. Those drawn to…

Label Focus: Sonetto Classics

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“This is a dedicated and utterly professional undertaking” Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb-International “Pianophiles should be grateful that these magnificent recordings have survived and have been so expertly restored”  Jed Distler, Classics…

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Store Focus

AudiophileUSA: The Art of Collecting Vinyl

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Just a 45-minute drive SE of Los Angeles will bring you to one of the world’s great record stores, a vinyl haven with over 50,000 LPs in stock, including some…


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For those, like the Editor, who have not yet abandoned the CD, the Paris-based melomania is simply an amazing shop with a vast (200,000+ title) catalog. Fortunately, for those unable to…
Delcampe logo on blue background A unique online collectibles marketplace

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The Online International Collectibles Marketplace Based in Belgium Quick Stats:  After his application for a computer programming job at eBay Belgium was passed over, Sebastian Delcampe decided to combine his…
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Shop Focus: La Dame Blanche

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Although it remains a subject of continued debate, were the record industry’s fortunes measured solely by the number of stores still devoted solely to classical music, its future would appear…