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Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

A wealth of great performances from icons of classical music's past are available to be seen and heard again and again on DVD at less than $20 each as part of our sale on every DVD and Blu-ray at ArkivMusic. Choose from rare footage of Bernstein, Solti, Munch, Tennstedt, and more.

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring; Sibelius: Symphony No 5 / Bernstein
These 1966 performances were recorded by BBC Television for separate broadcasts during January 1967. Leonard Bernstein was 48 at the time, and his conducting blends youthful vigor with mature control. $19.99

Mahler: Symphony No 4; Mozart / Tennstedt, Boston
If you are a fan of Tennstedt, you cannot be without this DVD. This man, like a handful of conductors before him, was one in a thousand. We shall not see his like again. $19.99

Schubert, Brahms: String Quartets / Borodin Quartet
This impressive filmed concert offers deeply considered, tonally rich interpretations. The music is vital and full of feeling at every moment. $19.99

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Enigma Variations / Solti, LPO
Solti’s Symphony No. 2 is a magnificent achievement, an Elgar Second for the ages. Connoisseurs of great conducting really owe it to themselves to see and hear it. $19.99

Nerina, Helpmann, Fonteyn, Nureyev
Highly recommended for the Coppélia, which is the greatest production of it I’ve ever seen, and for those spectacular moments in the Giselle scene. $19.99

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5; Beethoven / Leinsdorf
This sometimes austere conductor is in truly inspired and inspiring form, belatedly entering the select list of the greatest Tchaikovsky performances on record. Don’t miss it on any account. $19.99

Viennese Night at the BBC Proms
If the word “delightful” were used to describe a classical music video, this set of waltzes, polkas, and more would be the one. When you wish to spend an hour and a half smiling from pure pleasure, this DVD will do the trick. $19.99

Franck: Symphony in D Minor; Faure, Wagner / Munch
A tremendously exciting account of the Franck that knocks most of its rivals into a cocked hat. The Wagner and Fauré are both carefully constructed and beautifully played accounts that show off the Bostonians’ talents. $19.99

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 8, Job / Boult
This is music-making of great integrity and conviction. To fans of Vaughan Williams and Boult alike, this release is unhesitatingly recommended, particularly for the fine account of Job. $19.99

Rudolf Kempe Conducts Dvorak & Strauss
This DVD preserves some superb performances directed by a conductor of the highest caliber, performing live and at the peak of his abilities. $19.99

See more of our featured historical DVDs at less than $20 each. (Sale ends at midnight ET 7/31/13.)

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

The Arkiv Team