ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Looking for a deal on acclaimed recordings of popular works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorák, and Mahler? Interested in exploring less-known composers like Warlock, Schulhoff, Rosetti, and Rott? You've come to the right place!

For two weeks only, ArkivMusic has everything from Sony's Arte Nova label on sale at $5.99 each or 4 for $20.* These recordings are some of the best-kept secrets in classical music, with many best-in-class and one-of-a-kind offerings.

Here are a dozen prime picks from Arte Nova to get you started:

Beethoven: String Quartets No 6 & 12 / Henschel Quartet
I was quite bowled over by these young players. The Henschels’ playing of the first movement is positively radiant, brimming with joyful song.

Prokofiev: String Quartets, Quintet... / Russian SQ
A disc unlike any you've heard or imagined. Every note is made to tell, in a musical canvas so bold that every gesture feels fraught with risk. The supplementary material offers almost as many treasures as the quartets.

Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Septet / Shaham, Bronfman, Zinman
A ClassicsToday 10/10! Three virtuoso soloists with rhythmic élan, beautiful tone, and radar-like ensemble sensitivity come up with the best-integrated, most consistently characterized and caringly detailed Beethoven Triple Concerto ever committed to disc.

Franck, Faure: Works for Cello & Piano / Klein, Melinte
You may quite well call Franck and Fauré the founders of French chamber music. Lovely pieces, performed by two marvelous artists.

Dvorak: Symphonic Poems / Neumann, Weller
Neumann leads with his customary skill in The Water Goblin and The Wood Dove, showing these works in a different and interesting light. Weller’s exciting assault on The Noonday Witch is a swiftly visceral, take-no-prisoners account of this masterful score.

Rosetti: Horn Concertos / Radek Baborak
Terrific music that is very much worth hearing. In fact, everything – music, performances, sound – about this disc is compelling. If you like Mozart and Haydn, there’s no doubt you’ll quickly warm to Rosetti.

Mendelssohn: Symphonies 1 & 4, Hebrides Overture
Pople captures the youthful zest of Symphony No. 1, and the Symphony No. 4 is sunny and full of life. His conducting finds an appropriate balance between the Classical and the Romantic. In a dozen plays, this album has not worn out its welcome.

Schumann: The Violin Sonatas / Alban Beikircher
If you don’t have these works, it’s tough not to suggest this as a first choice, even with the felicities of the other recordings available.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romances / Tetzlaff
A ClassicsToday 10/10! Great sonics make this a version that, like Zinman's recording of the Triple Concerto, really will make you listen to the music with fresh ears.

Piano Concertos of the 1920s / Rische, Poppen
This disc offers not only spectacular performances of some great and uncommon repertoire, but also gives a clear look at an important and unruly decade in our musical history.

Enescu: Symphony No 3, Concert Overture / Mandeal
One gets the vivid feeling that Christian Mandeal has uncorked the genie's flask in the Third Symphony. This music will be warmed to by those who like Scriabin or Szymanowski.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5, Choral Fantasy / Bronfman, Zinman
Bronfman and Zinman offer a discreet, subtly voiced Emperor that rewards listening with increasing musical dividends. Superbly balanced sound helps clinch an unmissable bargain.

See all of our featured titles from Arte Nova or view the entire Arte Nova catalog while it is all on sale at 4 for $20.* (Sale ends at midnight ET July 31.)

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

The Arkiv Team

*Buy 4 or more eligible Arte Nova CDs and pay just $4.99 per disc. Multi-disc sets count toward the 4-for-$20 total on a per-disc basis. (Note: Multi-disc sets of more than 4 discs and titles labeled "Import CD" are not included in the 4-for-$20 promotion.)