ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

At ArkivMusic, our summer clearance deals continue, expanding beyond our list of 100 top clearance CDs at 50% off to include more clearance titles from Naxos, BBC Legends, Chandos, First Edition, Profil, Grand Tier from Opera d'Oro, and Bravissimo Opera Library.

Below are a few top picks from each:


Ich War Ein Berliner / James Galway, Berlin PO
The cream of the crop of James Galway's recordings as the principal flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic, and for what it is, it can't be beat. Galway's tone of molten gold is evident on every track.

Bach: Cantatas / Ameling, Baker, Sutherland
Janet Baker, Elly Ameling, and Joan Sutherland all lend their magnificent voices to this set of Bach's cantatas. (2 CDs)

The Great Violin Concertos / Yehudi Menuhin
Admirers of Menuhin will be pleased to have this compilation of his early stereo recordings of the major violin concertos. His Bach Double Concerto rightly dominated the catalog during the '60s, and the Brahms demonstrates his nobility of line at its most impressive. (3 CDs)

Hallelujah! - Great Choral Classics / Mormon Tabernacle Choir
America's most famous choir sings a collection of some of the world's most famous choruses.

English Symphonies Collection / Various
You will not find such a stellar retrospective of the English symphony anywhere, at any price, with the complete symphonies of Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Bax, Malcolm Arnold, and many more. (25 CDs)

Byron Janis Plays Moussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Byron Janis's Pictures is a performance of stupendous brio, and his Chopin is worth every scintillating note.


British Orchestral Collection
Holst’s Planets, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Vaughan Williams’s Fantasias on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and on "Greensleeves," Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra... Practically every well-known and -loved non-symphonic work of the British pastoral school and more. $49.99 (25 CDs) – 50% Off!


BBC Legends - Janet Baker
Strongly recommended alike to fans of Baker and of great singing in general. Absolutely riveting, vocally and interpretively. $19.99 (3 CDs) – 50% Off!


Ireland: Chamber Works / Mordkovitch, Brown
These whole-hearted, affectionate performances receive characteristically ripe, realistic Chandos engineering. A very rewarding set. $9.49 (2 CDs) – 50% Off!


Wallingford Riegger
This is great music by an American composer who is completely ignored today – music that you’ll never hear over local radio. $6.99 – 45% Off!


Bruckner: Symphony No 3 / Tennstedt
This performance is intense and powerful in its outer movements, gentle and lyrical in the Andante, and energetic in the Scherzo – and it moves with assurance and irresistible urgency. $8.49 – 50% Off!


Rossini: L'italiana In Algeri / Horne, Abbado
This is Marilyn Horne's domain. In addition to the staggering virtuosity and the pointed characterization we're used to, we get wonderful humor and the impression that she is having a simply terrific time. Abbado's leadership is a sheer delight. At this price, this can't be beat. $9.99 (2 CDs) – Over 60% Off!


Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / 6 Complete Operas
Four great Mozart operas, plus Hansel and Gretel and Fidelio, all featuring the magnificent voice of the incomparable German soprano. $14.99 (14 CDs)

Clearance sales end at midnight ET September 2.

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

The Arkiv Team