ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Piano lovers have had a bonanza of late with comprehensive boxed-set collections honoring Van Cliburn, Glenn Gould, Murray Perahia, and Arthur Rubinstein. Next week, two more collectible packages arrive, for Byron Janis and Wilhelm Kempff. Take advantage of this feast of fine pianism while you can!

Byron Janis: The Complete RCA Album Collection
Coinciding with Byron Janis’s 85th birthday in March 2013, Sony has compiled a complete album collection encompassing the pianist’s RCA Victor recordings.
$49.99 (11 CDs + DVD)

Wilhelm Kempff - The Concerto Recordings
This companion to his box of solo piano recordings offers all of Kempff's studio concerto recordings, spanning from his 1925 recording of Beethoven’s First Concerto (the first ever made of that work) to his visionary 1977 performances of Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 21 and 22, now receiving their first international CD release. $54.99 (14 CDs)

Van Cliburn - The Complete Album Collection
The Van Cliburn Complete Album Collection brings together, for the first time, all of the live and studio recordings the legendary pianist made for RCA.
$69.99 (28 CDs + DVD)

Murray Perahia - The First 40 Years
In recognition of Murray Perahia's 40th anniversary with the label, Sony Classical presents this limited-edition boxed set – the artist’s complete recordings.
$139.99 (68 CDs + 5 DVDs + 180-Page Book)

Glenn Gould: The Complete Bach Collection
This beautiful box contains Glenn Gould’s recordings of Bach’s complete keyboard music, live performances, interviews, and documentaries. $94.99 (38 CDs + 6 DVDs)

Arthur Rubinstein - The Complete Album Collection
Never before have all Arthur Rubinstein albums been available together like this: 142 CDs plus 2 limited-edition DVDs comprising the complete studio and live recordings of solo, concerto, and chamber-music repertoire from RCA and HMV. $289.99

Ashkenazy - 50 Years on Decca
This career-spanning anthology celebrating the pianist-conductor's 50-year association with Decca includes a great deal of Ashkenazy's solo, chamber, and concerto piano recordings in addition to orchestral selections. Packaged in original album jackets, most of the CDs have been enlarged to contain over 70 minutes of music. $133.99 (50 CDs)

For new recordings of less-well-known piano repertoire, be sure to view the offerings on new label Grand Piano, also on sale now. (Grand Piano sale ends at midnight ET 4/30/13.)

As always, I thank you for your support and love of classical music.

The Arkiv Team