October 24, 2007



ArkivMusic’s Top Gift Ideas for Classical Music Shoppers

Recommended deluxe boxed sets and exclusive offerings from the leading online classical music retailer

BRYN MAWR, Pa.: ArkivMusic, The Source for Classical Music™ ( has announced its recommended gift ideas for 2007. The online classical music retailer’s choices include an exclusive 23-CD box of “Essential Beethoven” from Deutsche Grammophon, a deluxe set featuring the complete studio recordings of opera diva Maria Callas, an elegant limited edition box celebrating the 50th Anniversary of French label Harmonia Mundi, and a brand-new Christmas CD from the Canadian Brass recorded especially for Full information and cover art are available at

ArkivMusic President Eric Feidner’s gift suggestions at a glance:

Deutsche Grammophon’s Essential Beethoven (23 CDs - $124.98): “Working with Universal Classics, we combed through Deutsche Grammophon's library of great Beethoven recordings to put together what we believe is an unbeatable collection of essential works in timeless performances that deserves to be a part of -- or the start of -- any classical music lover's collection.  This is a set in which every disc is a classic and essential listening.”

Christmas Tradition - Canadian Brass (1 CD - $14.99): “This past summer the world's favorite brass ensemble assembled in an acoustically astounding church in Toronto to record a new holiday disc just for us. We chose our favorite repertoire and arrangements... and the Brass sound better than ever! We’re proud to have this as an ArkivMusic exclusive.”

Maria Callas – The Complete Studio Recordings (70 CDs - $149.98): “A complete bonanza for Callas fans, this huge set contains all of the studio recordings the legendary diva ever made: 26 complete operas and all of her studio recitals from 1949 to 1969.” 

Harmonia Mundi’s 50th Anniversary Box (30 CDs; limited edition - $99.98): “Fans of classical music know Harmonia Mundi for its tradition of impeccable recordings of both familiar and unusual repertoire presented in gorgeous packaging.  This label retrospective reinforces that reputation, collecting 50 complete masterworks -- many award-winning recordings -- that are sure to keep collectors enthralled. The price of roughly $3 per disc from Harmonia Mundi also makes this set an amazing value.”

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About ArkivMusic LLC

ArkivMusic - The Source for Classical Music™ ( is an online retailer of classical music focused on offering a vast selection of classical titles through an intuitive interface and a decentralized distribution platform. Since opening its online store in February 2002, ArkivMusic has built the largest selection of classical music recordings in the U.S., with access to over 82,000 titles from over 1,500 labels shipped from 20 distribution centers. In keeping with its mission of preservation, promotion, and efficient distribution of classical music, ArkivMusic’s innovative production-on-demand ArkivCD program allows consumers to find and purchase out-of-print recordings alongside the in-print catalog.

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