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Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Our summer of savings continues at ArkivMusic with a selection of clearance titles from Chandos, most at 45 to 60% off, including several from Chandos's unique Opera in English series.

Here are a few of the deeply discounted bargains in store:

Rachmaninov: The Miserly Knight / Polyanskii, Grivnov, Molchanov

Escenas Argentinas - A Symphonic Anthology
Here’s an enjoyable collection of colorful, rhythmically vibrant compositions from the land of the gaucho. Delightful performances, splendidly recorded.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps / Plane, Gould Piano Trio
In Messiaen's greatest chamber composition, the playing is just about immaculate. And Gould and Frith make a strong case for the composer's very early Thème et variations, a marvel of post-Impressionist fervor.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Piazzolla: Tangazo, Tangos, Sinfonietta / Castagna, Wurttemberg
The Swabian orchestra plays sweetly and is lusciously recorded. Gabriel Castagna, a Piazzolla compatriot and specialist in South American repertoire, clearly has the music in his bones.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Enescu: Violin Sonata No 2; Bacewicz / Lydia Mordkovitch
Lydia Mordkovitch's interpretation is electrically dynamic in fast movements and searingly emotional in the slower ones.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Grainger: Transcriptions for Wind Orchestra / Rundell, Royal Northern
The works transcribed here range from Machaut, Ferrabosco, Josquin, and Jenkins, to Fauré and Liszt. Grainger was a master of wind sonority and scoring, and the arrangements are all marvelous.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Byrd: Cantiones Sacrae / Marlow, Trinity College Choir
There is no one like Marlow and the Choir of Trinity College to revive a repertoire that is still reserved for a minority audience able to enjoy the musical language of the most important monuments of Renaissance sacred music.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Pelleas Und Melisande
Chandos' typically spacious acoustic gives Pelleas a powerful sonic impact, while the smaller-scaled concerto offers well-judged balance and clarity.

Ireland: Chamber Works / Mordkovitch, Brown, Georgian
These whole-hearted, affectionate performances receive characteristically ripe, realistic Chandos engineering. A very rewarding set.
$9.99 (2 CDs) – List Price $20.98

Mendelssohn: String Quartets No 1 & 2 / Gabrieli Quartet
The Gabrieli String Quartet has been one of the leading quartet ensembles in the world for several decades and have always made great impact through their nuanced playing. This disc is no exception.
$4.99 – List Price $12.99

Variations on America - Organ Works / Iain Quinn
This is one spectacular organ recording, even given its Chandos pedigree.
$9.99 – List Price $18.99

Be sure to view all of our summer clearance deals from Chandos today! (Sale ends at midnight ET September 30.)

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

The Arkiv Team