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Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Now is the time to listen to and watch some terrific classical music, as ArkivMusic has every DVD and Blu-ray on sale. Choose from documentaries about great artists and composers, rare performance footage, grand opera productions, the beauty of dance, and more.

Here are just a handful of highlights from our list of featured DVDs:

Mozart: Great Piano Concertos / Uchida, Kocsis, Lupu, Previn, Ashkenazy, Zacharias
A unique opportunity to see a number of great pianists – Uchida, Lupu, Kocsis, Ashkenazy, and more – play several of Mozart's wonderful piano concertos. $24.99 (4 DVDs)

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Charpentier: David & Jonathas / Christie
This major work of the French Baroque has been in the repertoire of Les Arts Florissants since 1988 and was first staged with William Christie in 2012. This DVD release is a special event for all Baroque music lovers. $24.99

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Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet / Royal Ballet
An exquisite performance and a beautiful production of Kenneth Macmillan's acclaimed version of Prokofiev's masterpiece, featuring The Royal Ballet. $19.99

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The Magic Mountain - Verbier Festival 20th Anniversary Edition
Martha Argerich, Thomas Quasthoff, Hélène Grimaud, Susan Graham, and Yuja Wang are just some of the artists caught in performance in this set celebrating 20 years of outstanding music in the Swiss Alps. $64.99 (5 DVDs)

A Musical Journey - Summer Palaces of the Tsars - Russia, Ukraine
Take a trip through Russia and the Ukraine, from Catherine the Great's Palace at Tsarskoe Selo to the resort of Pavlovsk, accompanied by music from Rachmaninov's Second and Third Piano Concertos. $7.99

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Janacek: Cunning Little Vixen / Crowe, Bell, Leiferkus
This Glyndebourne production of The Cunning Little Vixen finds the delicate balance between whimsy and mysticism at the heart of the opera. $24.99

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Debussy / Solti, Chicago
Released for the first time on DVD, this concert is the last in Sir Georg Solti and his beloved CSO’s European tour in 1985, from London's Royal Festival Hall. $19.99

See more great performances on DVD for under $20

Verdi: Macbeth / Paskalis, Morris, Barstow, Pritchard
An outstanding international cast, including Greek baritone Kostas Paskalis in the title role and British star Josephine Barstow's exciting debut as Lady Macbeth, graces this 1972 production from Glyndebourne led by the sympathetic baton of John Pritchard. $16.99

Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Crowe, Gura, Nelson
Filmed in the breathtaking Gothic Basilica of Saint-Denis, extraordinary musicians bring the profound drama to life, capturing Bach’s brilliant intensity in the narrative sung by the Evangelist, the words of Jesus and his disciples, and the expressive reflections of the chorus. $29.99 (2 DVDs)

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The Second Life - Karajan
A new documentary with never-before-seen film footage and archival material offering a behind-the-scenes look at the musical legacy of Herbert von Karajan. $24.99

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G. Scarlatti: Dove e Amore e Gelosia / Spurny
The first revival in modern times of this fast-paced comic Baroque opera takes place in the very same Baroque theatre, impeccably restored, which hosted the first performance. This vivid reconstruction delights as much today as it did in 1768. $24.99

Va Pensiero, Sullali Dorate - Verdi's Life Told by Thomas Hampson
This documentary film by Felix Breisach and hosted by Thomas Hampson (who also sings four Verdi arias) follows the life of the great composer to locations of importance in Italy and France. $16.99

Also available: Wagner - A Genius in Exile

Don't miss the rest of our featured DVDs, or explore our entire selection of DVDs and Blu-rays while they are all on sale. (Sale ends at midnight ET July 31.)

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

The Arkiv Team