Win exclusive new vintage classical music vinyl box sets

bach remasteredHere’s something a little special for all you classical music fans – the chance to win one of two new vintage vinyl box sets, worth together £3, 400.

If you’re Bach or Mozart fans (and who isn’t?!), then you’re in luck as the Observer has one set from each of the composers from the Electric Recording Company to give away.

The organisation – owned by record producer Pete Hutchison – has refurbished 1960s recording equipment, and printing and vintage cutting machinery to reissue from EMI’s golden era of classical music. The first is a seven-disc box set called Mozart a Paris, worth £2,495 of the compositions he made in the French capital between 1763 and 1778.

And the second up for grabs is a three-disc set of Bach’s solo violin sonatas from 1954 played by Johanna Martzy, the Hungarian violinist.

To be in with a chance to win one of these exclusive box sets, head to the Guardian website and answer this question:

Who was the conductor of Pathe’s 1956 exhaustive seven- disc set of Mozart’s Parisian composistions: ‘Mozart à Paris’, now reissued by the Electric Recording Company:

You’ve got until June 1st to enter, so get going!

And don’t forget to read this interesting interview with Pete Hutchison over on the Guardian website as well. He talks all about the lengths he went to to restore the equipment he needed and how technological advancements are having a negative impact on the quality of sound recording.

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