Added to the Archives This Week
John Atkinson celebrates 15 years at the helm of Stereophile with his "As We See It" from July, 2001: We Are What We Are. As JA writes, "I strongly believe that a magazine's editors, writers, and readers are involved in an ongoing dialog about their shared enthusiasms." Letters commenting on how far JA should or shouldn't go with this open platform for discussion are included.
Next, we have another JA "As We See It," this time from February of 1995, Bits is Bits, Right?. Atkinson explains from personal experience that when it comes to mastering CDs, music can often get lost in the digital translation.
Finally, we have the second installment (moving backward month by month) in our Recording of the Month series for the online archives: Recording of June 2001: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2 by Hyperion Knight. Knight explains why the pianism of Hélène Grimaud is not to be missed.