ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

At ArkivMusic, we like to turn the spotlight on as many diverse classical music labels as we can, from the large and well-known to those that may be new to you – smaller independent labels with a very personal mission to produce unique and enduring classical recordings.

This week, we want to showcase 10 independent labels whose distinctive and surprising catalogs, in whole or in part, are now on sale. We've selected a top pick from each label below, with a link to explore more of what they have to offer.

The Unknown Enescu Vol 1 - Music for Violin
I cannot recommend this CD highly enough, to Enescu lovers, to fans of the violin, or to those who enjoy classical music informed by Eastern European and Gypsy folk music. $13.99

Find more from Toccata Classics on sale now!

Faure: Piano Works / Anthony Spiri
This is without doubt one of the finest Fauré recordings I have ever heard. $13.99

All CDs from Oehms Classics are on sale now!

American Harp / Yolanda Kondonassis
A ClassicsToday 10/10! An absolutely beautiful disc full of music that’s well worth getting to know. It will surprise you. $13.99

Explore more from Azica on sale now!

Dvorak: Symphony No 9, Heldenlied / Nelsons
This may be the most spectacular “From the New World” recording in, well, forever, with timpani rolls that will shiver your timbers and delicate flute fluttering so sweet as to arrest the singing of birds. Nelsons makes it sound fresh and “new” all over again. A must-have purchase. $13.99

See more great music from BR-Klassik on sale!

Mendelssohn: Piano Trios / Leibniz Trio
A stunner. The Leibniz isn’t satisfied with remarkable; they sweep right on to the miraculous. Execution is as mercurial, gossamer, and elfin as Mendelssohn could have asked. This one is special and urgently recommended. $14.99

Every Genuin CD is on sale now!

Bach Crossings / Duo Stephanie & Saar
The fragile wit of Kurtág is married to the eternal genius of Bach and, unbelievably, something even greater than the individual parts emerges, like getting God injected into the ears. $11.99

Find more wonderful music from New Focus on sale now!

Sibelius: Symphony No 2, Oceanides / Elder, Halle
Playing with dramatic bite, the Hallé is certainly in its finest form with this all-Sibelius disc. Excellent sound quality adds to the desirability of this release. $13.99

Everything from Hallé is on sale now!

Haydn: The Creation / Norrington, COE
I love this performance, and think you will, too, no matter how many other versions you have. Norrington recognizes the humanity in the piece, and gives us a direct pipeline to it. $16.99 (2 CDs) – 50% Off!

See more select CDs from Profil at 50% off!

Brahms By Arrangement Vol 1 / Zebra String Trio
How wonderful to be able to listen with completely fresh ears to two of Brahms’s greatest chamber works. The treasure-hunters at Toccata have hit musical gold with this disc.

Fellow Traveler - The Complete String Quartet Works Of John Adams / Attacca Quartet
The Attacca Quartet's playing is exuberant, funky, and exactingly nuanced. A vivacious, compelling set.

I hope you have a chance to explore all of these fine labels while they are all on sale at ArkivMusic. (Naïve Collection 3 for $30 ends 8/19; Sono Luminus ends 8/20; Hallé ends 8/28; Azica, BR-Klassik, and Genuin end 8/29; Oehms Classics ends 9/3; New Focus and Toccata Classics end 9/30; select Profil at 50% off ends 10/1. All sales end at midnight ET on their respective dates.)

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

The Arkiv Team

*Buy 3 or more CDs from The Naïve Collection and pay just $9.99 each.