ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

We are in the midst of our Fall Opera Sale at ArkivMusic, where every complete-opera CD and DVD is on sale. This week, we celebrate great voices on CD & DVD, with new recital discs, boxed sets of glorious voices from the past, concerts and biographies on DVD, and some tremendous clearance bargains.

Here are a few of our prime choices in our selection of great voices:

Masterpieces of Cabaret - Songs by Britten, Schoenberg, Bolcom / Applebaum, Hamelin
This recording is a joy. Soprano Jody Karin Applebaum and her pianist husband Marc-André Hamelin take up a noble tradition established by Joan Morris and William Bolcom and give us hope that the cabaret tradition is in good hands.

French Songs & Arias / Kiri Te Kanawa
The glorious voice of Kiri Te Kanawa in a charming program of music by Duparc, Ravel, Charpentier, Debussy, and Berlioz.

See our select EMI Encore CDs at 5 for $20!*

ReJoyce - The Best of Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato's singing is never less than wonderful, whether she’s called upon to execute the most athletic and elaborate passagework or to spin the most seductive, sensuous line. $14.99 (2 CDs)

Amore / Joseph Calleja
Joseph Calleja recalls Gigli, Schipa, and Caruso and evokes the golden era of Mediterranean song with a contemporary twist in a captivating program inspired by romance. $14.99 – Advance Order!

As Long As There Are Songs / Blythe
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe celebrates the popular music of the '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s in an intimate album of songs that defined the American musical aesthetic before the advent of rock 'n' roll. $13.99 – New Release!

Leontyne Price - The Complete Collection of Song & Spiritual Albums
This collection honoring “the Stradivarius of singers” presents several song recital discs of Leontyne Price as well as three albums of spirituals. $24.99 (12 CDs)

Also on sale: Operatic Recital Albums $24.99 (14 CDs)

Richard Tucker - The Opera Recital Album Collection
Sony Classical celebrates 100 years of legendary tenor Richard Tucker with this collection featuring Tucker’s most memorable opera performances, including seven albums available for the first time on CD. $31.99 (10 CDs)

Also on sale: Song & Cantorial Albums $38.99 (14 CDs)

Voices of Russian Opera
While Russian opera is often noted for its strong foreign influences, this set of Russian operatic works delves into the nationalistic and historically grounded elements of the tradition that make it uniquely Russian. $22.99 (5 CDs)

Jussi Bjorling - He Sang with a Tear in His Voice
A definitive film biography of the unassuming yet world-famous tenor. $19.99 (DVD)

Anna Moffo - In Opera & Song
A rare treat! On The Voice of Firestone program of January 13, 1963, American soprano Anna Moffo is joined by baritone Robert Merrill, with whom she appeared often on the operatic and concert stage. $14.99 (DVD)

George London - In Opera & Song
Bass-baritone George London made a tremendous impact on the operatic world in the course of a fifteen-year career. His beautifully textured, dark-hued voice encompassed a wide vocal range, from the depths of Boris Godunov to the baritone role of Amonasro in Verdi's Aida. $14.49 (DVD)

The Record of Singing - The Very Best of Vols 1-4
The monumental Record of Singing volumes from EMI are all collector's items on LP. This CD set presents an overview of the entire series. $24.99 (10 CDs)

Don't miss the rest of our selection of great voices on CD & DVD, and be sure to browse through our featured complete operas as well while every complete-opera CD and DVD is on sale. (Sale ends at midnight ET October 15.)

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

The Arkiv Team