ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

In the last few years, Harmonia Mundi has put together some wonderful boxed sets – celebrating everything from their own 50th anniversary to sacred music through the ages and more. If you've been lucky enough to grab one of these sets while they're available, you know how special they are.

Now HM has done it again, only better! Their latest box is bigger than before, with more music and better packaging, all devoted to the glories of Baroque opera – and it's available exclusively in the U.S. from ArkivMusic.

Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Kozena, Padmore, Rattle
Live from Berlin's Philharmonie comes this enormously moving (NPR) concert led by Sir Simon Rattle of one of Bach's greatest sacred works, staged by Peter Sellars and featuring a starry cast that includes Magdalena Kozená, Mark Padmore, and Thomas Quasthoff.
$54.99 – 2 DVDs + Blu-ray + Digital Concert Pass!

This luxurious set contains 17 complete operas, including 2 on DVD, all under the direction of either René Jacobs or William Christie and featuring esteemed artists such as Simon Keenlyside, Sandrine Piau, Gerald Finley, Bernarda Fink, and many more. Some of these recordings have not been available on CD for many years. Also included are supplementary CDs of music from the dawn of opera and overtures for the Hamburg Opera, plus four booklets that tell the story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. Full texts and translations are available on the included CD-ROM.

This is a box that any fan of Baroque opera will cherish. Get your copy before it, too, becomes a collector's item!

Opéra Baroque is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great opera deals in our Fall Opera Sale, with every complete-opera recording on sale now. (Fall Opera Sale ends at midnight ET 10/15/13.)

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

The Arkiv Team