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Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

EMI's Great Recordings of the Century has been a brilliant program of reissues that qualify as essential for any record collection. ArkivMusic now has a select group of these titles at the special price of $4.99 per disc. Quantities are limited in what is sure to be your last chance to get these titles on CD at this price. I suggest you grab them while you can.*

Ravel: Piano Concertos, Gaspard de la Nuit / Francois
The legendary Samson François's brilliant renditions of key works by Ravel, conducted by one of the preeminent Ravel conductors of the century, André Cluytens.

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Furtwangler, Bayreuth
Furtwängler’s most rhapsodic and idealistic traversal of the choral finale on record. The whole proves an incomparably vivid concoction of energy and breadth, tradition and vision. $4.99

Strauss: Don Quixote; Schumann / Rostropovich
One of the great musicians of the twentieth century is heard here in two staples of the cello repertoire. $4.99

Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos / Menuhin
Menuhin's astonishing capacity to excite makes this recording a classic for the ages. $4.99

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante / Meyer, Vonk
There is not a more rewarding set of performances that justly deserves its inclusion in EMI’s "Great Recordings of the Century" series. $4.99

Haydn, Boccherini: Cello Concertos / Du Pre
This is commanding cello playing, with the slow movement a deep meditation and the finale sounding joyfully exuberant. $4.99

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites / Busch
This most celebrated of all recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos was made in 1935, and the four Orchestral Suites, also happily included in this three-disc set, a year later. $14.97 (3 CDs)

Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Perlman, Ashkenazy
Perlman's seemingly endless flow of full-blooded lyricism fits Brahms's writing like a kid glove. $4.99

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, Ruckertlieder / Janet Baker
A peerless collection that has become the point of reference for Mahler song cycles, in beautifully hallowed remasterings. $4.99

Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto; Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto / Rostropovich
An indispensable disc. Both recordings have a special authority - it was Rostropovich's playing that inspired Prokofiev's work.

Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Schubert: Piano Works / Lipatti
His style combined old-world elegance and terraced dynamics with a new-world approach to structure and balance. He was the bridge that most modern pianists, even Glenn Gould, crossed to get from point A to point B.

Brahms: Violin Concerto / Perlman, Giulini, Chicago
A lush and voluptuous performance in the best modern recording of this work. The remastering is glorious and gorgeous.

Historic recordings, and a historic chance to snap them up. Don't miss out! (Sale ends at midnight ET Wednesday, May 1.)

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

The Arkiv Team

*There will be no backorders on these items at these prices.