ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

If you are a long-time reader of our newsletters, you know that I am enthralled by the art of the piano. Few things capture the elegant beauty of classical music for me like the intricacies of Bach or the propulsive emotion of Beethoven emanating from a Steinway grand.

This week at ArkivMusic, I want to turn the spotlight once again toward this marvelous instrument and some equally marvelous displays of the pianist's art, starting with a brand-new box celebrating one of the greatest musicians the world has known.

Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall
The first-ever collection of the legendary pianist’s live recordings
from Carnegie Hall between 1943 and 1978.

41 CDs + DVD + 180-Page Book On Sale Now for $129.99!

Featuring seven previously unreleased recitals and the first-ever DVD release of the famous TV concert Horowitz on Television, not seen since it last aired in 1968, this is a truly spectacular set honoring one of the giants of classical music.

Here are a few more CDs and boxed sets, both recent and classic recordings, that deserve a place in any piano collection:

Gary Graffman - The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection
The first-ever release of his complete recordings, American pianist Gary Graffman's Complete Album Collection is newly remastered from the original tapes and includes many performances available for the first time on CD. $59.99 (24 CDs)

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Andras Schiff
Having recorded all of the piano sonatas, András Schiff turns to Beethoven's Diabelli Variations – twice – first using an original 1921 Bechstein grand and again on a Hammerflugel fortepiano from Beethoven's own day. $27.99 (2 CDs)

The Rascal and the Sparrow - Poulenc meets Piaf / Pompa-Baldi
Featured on NPR's Deceptive Cadence and a ClassicsToday 10/10! This brilliantly original recital – a splendid tribute to two major contemporaneous figures in French music – is a winner from start to finish. $14.99

All Steinway & Sons CDs are on sale now!

Jorge Bolet - The Last Romantic
A virtuoso who combined daring, delicacy, and soaring lyricism, Cuban-American pianist Jorge Bolet carried the torch for a Romantic tradition of poetic elegance vibrantly on display in this unique collection. $42.99 (9 CDs)

Schumann: G Minor Sonata, Waldszenen / Mitsuko Uchida
Mitsuko Uchida, universally acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost Schumann interpreters, plays works ideally suited to her personal blend of cerebral perception and heart-felt intuition. $13.99

Basically Bull / Feinberg
A ClassicsToday 10/10! A revelation. Alan Feinberg translates the exquisite chromatic ruminations and intricate counterpoint of John Bull's keyboard works into the lush sound world of the modern piano. $15.99

Byron Janis: The Complete RCA Album Collection
The recordings in this collection encompassing the pianist’s RCA Victor years certainly uphold Byron Janis’s youthful reputation as one of the most exciting and dynamic American pianists to have emerged on the post-war scene. $49.99 (11 CDs + DVD)

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

The Arkiv Team