ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

As I write this, it appears that world financial ruin may be postponed for at least a few months, making this a good time to let the power of music restore your spirit. From our vast catalog of out-of-print titles exclusively reissued by ArkivMusic, we've hand-picked 100 amazing ArkivCDs that will do just that, and we've put them on sale at 3 for $30.*

Here are just some of the delightful discs that await:

Liszt: Sonata in B Minor; Weber / Leon Fleisher
Fleisher's Liszt sonata is one of the great recorded versions, and in Weber's vastly underrated E minor sonata, Fleisher's interpretation reigns supreme. No piano lover should pass up this seminal release.

Nielsen: Symphonies 3 & 5 / Bernstein
This is a great recording, plain and simple. While better known for his Mahler, Bernstein's advocacy of Nielsen achieved just as much, alerting music lovers beyond Denmark of a composer of international stature.

Handel: 10 Overtures / Leppard, English CO
Who would have suspected Handel of writing such blissfully happy fugues as those in Alcina and Parlenope. The playing is delightfully buoyant throughout and consistently compelling.

Rameau: Platée & Dardanus Suites / Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque
This is quite possibly my favorite recording of all time. Rameau's stage works yield colorful, rhythmically vital orchestral suites. The playing over all has a kind of electricity that suggests the drama of the works from which the dances are drawn. The orchestra's string and wind textures have an appealing bite as well as complete transparency.

Prokofiev, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos / Janis, Kondrashin
This is Byron Janis at the peak of his artistry. His gaunt yet penetrating sonority and tremendous fingerpower come home to roost in the Prokofiev Third.

Grieg: Holberg Suite; Tchaikovsky / Orpheus CO
The amazing precision of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, working without a conductor, is here directed to two favorite romantic string works, beautifully recorded in warm, atmospheric sound.

Beethoven: Fortepiano & Cello Sonatas Vol 1 / Bylsma, Bilson
Bylsma's recordings exhibit a subtle attention to musical rhetoric as well as a love for the instrument's sonic powers.

Bach, Schumann, Chopin / Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Horszowski is in great form. These are exemplary performances played by a master musician.

Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony / Bernstein, Israel
A disc to play to anyone who thinks they don't like Hindemith. With the finest version of the Konzertmusik on disc, it's also a fine tribute to the rapport Bernstein had with this orchestra, and to the level of excellence they were able to achieve together.

Rameau: Les Paladins / Leonhardt, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
This exhilarating CD is one of the best available of Rameau's orchestral music, which soars in the hands of Leonhardt and his superb musicians.

Mendelssohn: Octet, Quintet / ASMF Chamber Ensemble
A first-rate performance of as entrancing a work as Mendelssohn ever wrote.

Italian Violin Sonatas / Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante
A ClassicsToday 10/10! A lovely program for anyone with even a passing interest in the Baroque violin sonata, including several very welcome CD premieres.

View the rest of our selection of ArkivCDs now on sale at 3 for $30* and add some unique gems of classical music to your collection. (Sale ends at midnight ET October 28.)

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

The Arkiv Team

*Buy 3 or more titles from our list of eligible ArkivCDs and pay just $9.99 each.