ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to redeem those gift certificates, and ArkivMusic has just the thing for scooping up a lot of terrific music for not much cost: our January Clearance Sale. Some top picks are below, but be sure to browse through our entire clearance section for more great values.

Legendary Russian Pianists
Names both great (Horowitz, Richter, Gilels) and less familiar offer fascinating perspectives on the developing school of Russian pianism in repertoire that ranges from Russian masterpieces to rarely heard works such as Kabalevsky’s set of Preludes as well as other pinnacles of Classical and Romantic piano literature.
$59.99 (25 CDs)

Szymanowski, Chausson... / Nicola Benedetti
Technically superb, this brilliant debut shows a fine artist in the making.
$7.99 – 50% Off List Price!

Delibes: Sylvia, Coppélia / Mari, Paris Opera Orchestra
Generous excerpts from Delibes's two beloved ballet scores, performed with just the right touch of elegance and refinement.
$6.99 (2 CDs) – 50% Off!

Murray Perahia - The First 40 Years
A phenomenal limited-edition boxed set from Sony Classical presenting all of Murray Perahia's recordings – truly a treasure trove for the piano lover.
$69.99 (73 Discs + Book) – 65% Off Original Price!

Pierre Boulez & the Lucerne Festival Academy - Inheriting the Future of Music
A fascinating and deeply satisfying disc which mixes documentary material from masterclasses, rehearsals, and social events with extracts from concert performances by the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, complete with Boulez’s spoken introductions.
$12.49 (DVD) – 50% Off List Price!

The Russian Archives - Rozhdestvensky Conducts Shostakovich
Most of these performances are absolutely fantastic, and anyone who loves Shostakovich ought to order this set now, with hands down the finest version of the Ninth I’ve ever heard.
$9.99 (3 CDs)

Lorraine at Emmanuel / Lieberson
A superb disc that all admirers of this much-missed singer will want to have. And if you’ve not heard Lorraine Hunt Lieberson before, buy this disc and discover for yourself what all the fuss is about.
$8.99 – 45% Off List Price!

Honegger: Complete Violin Sonatas / Kayaleh
A fine guide to Honegger's sonatas, with performances as subtle as they are perceptive.

Handel: Concerti Grossi Opp 3 & 6 / Hogwood
Rescued by Avie from the Decca vaults, these immensely enjoyable recordings are crisp, lively, and attractive, with some lovely solo playing.
$17.99 (3 CDs) – 45% Off List Price!

Dvorak - Masterworks / Pesek, Belohlavek, Altrichter
Three Czech conductors completely at home in Dvorák’s idiom conduct several of his most famous works, offering enjoyment in generous abundance.
$29.99 (3 DVDs) – 50% Off!

Gal: Symphony No 2; Schumann: Symphony No 4 / Woods, Orchestra of the Swan
A valuable addition to our understanding of the 20th-century symphony, this disc features an empathetic and committed performance of Gál’s Second Symphony, a formidable work in the Romantic tradition. Schumann’s Fourth is a fine discmate.
$8.99 – 45% Off List Price!

Echoes of Paris / Augustin Hadelich
A highly recommendable program of faultless Poulenc, deliciously restrained Stravinsky, very fine Debussy, and immediately appealing Prokofiev, making an excellent disc.
$8.99 – 45% Off!

View the rest of our featured clearance titles as well as everything in our clearance section for fantastic deals on great music. (Note: Some quantities are limited at these prices and may not be backordered. Sale ends at midnight ET January 31.)

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

The Arkiv Team