ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Here's a reminder that you'll find some of ArkivMusic's greatest deals ever among our select EMI CDs priced at $4.99 each or 5 for $20* – up to 75% off! Stock is limited, with many titles having already sold out. There are no backorders at these prices, so act now to avoid disappointment.

Here are a dozen more top picks from EMI & Virgin at 5 for $20:*

Grieg: Peer Gynt / Popp, Marriner, ASMF
Marriner offers a fuller view of Grieg's incidental music than the well-known suites provide, aided by the lovely voice of Lucia Popp.

Barber, Shostakovich: Violin Concertos / Salerno-Sonnenberg
Salerno-Sonnenberg keeps both the Barber and the Shostakovich taut and driven. Maxim Shostakovich and the London Symphony Orchestra lend perfect support.

Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano - Italian Opera Duets
As ever, the first sound of Callas's voice brings a thrill of recognition – not simply of the sound but of the art and the soul within it.

Bach: Concertos / Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante
Violinist Fabio Biondi leads Europa Galante in an intimate set of unusual Bach concertos that will delight newcomers as well as fans of these acclaimed period musicians.

Delage, Jaubert, Chausson: Melodies / Felicity Lott
The songs of Delage, Ravel's only pupil, are richly nostalgic, absolutely beautiful, and well worth getting to know. Lott sings with a purity of line which is gorgeous to listen to.

Tradition / Itzhak Perlman
The famed violinist reveals his deep affection for the popular music of his childhood in Israel – songs from the Yiddish musical theater filled with melancholy and yearning. The Israeli orchestra presents a dark but resonant background for Perlman's passionate solos.

Strauss: Four Last Songs, Songs with Orchestra / Heather Harper
Strauss himself would surely have loved these performances for their sterling artistry, musicianship, and humanity.

Khachaturian: Spartacus, Gayaneh Suites / Temirkanov, Royal Philharmonic
Music from Khachaturian's two great ballets in performances that are exciting and, in the quieter moments such as the Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, quite beautiful.

Schubert: Piano Sonata D 958, Lieder / Andsnes, Bostridge
Andsnes's interpretation of the piano sonata runs neck and neck with the best. Bostridge sings the lesser-known lieder with keen sensitivity and expressive vocal inflections.

Britten: Violin Concerto; Walton / Maxim Vengerov
An outstanding disc that gives us the best recording yet of Britten’s concerto and a performance of the Walton that is only bettered by William Primrose.

Szymanowski: Songs, Harnasie / Sobotka, Rattle
All of the music recorded here is gripping and thrilling, filled with harmonic and orchestral surprises. The performances and sonics are exemplary. Vastly entertaining, very rewarding, and comfortably otherworldly.

1812 / The Swingle Singers
Quite the wide-ranging repertoire – from Henry VIII to The Beatles – yet the distinctive sound and singular style of The Swingle Singers make it work.

Don't miss the rest of our selection of EMI & Virgin Classics CDs at 5 for $20,* offering a whole lot of wonderful music for not a lot of money. (Sale ends at midnight ET July 8.)

And don't forget our selection of 2-CD sets for summer at just $7.99 each, on sale until midnight ET July 31.

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

The Arkiv Team

*Buy 5 or more eligible EMI & Virgin Classics CDs and we'll discount them to $3.99 per disc. The more you buy, the more you save!