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Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Time is running out at ArkivMusic to take advantage of our sale on the Alto budget series from Musical Concepts, with single CDs of wonderful licensed and original recordings available at 3 for $20* for just a few days more.

Look below to find a sample of the many fine bargains you won't want to miss:

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel / Mackerras
A collection of the composer's three greatest tone poems, vividly brought to life by a conductor whose illustrious career brought forth many magnificent, cherished recordings.

Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 / Vasary, Philharmonia Orchestra
The Italian Symphony has a superbly poised, vivacious first movement, a beautifully paced, persuasive Andante, a charming third movement with an enchantingly phrased trio section, and a fast but featherweight finale.

Schubert: String Quintet in C Major; Mozart: Divertimento, K. 136
A virile performance of what is arguably Schubert’s greatest chamber work. This is a clear first bargain choice, and there are few premium-priced discs which approach let alone match its intensity.

Vivaldi: 6 Concertos for Flute / Stinton
Enjoyable listening. This superb flutist displays flawless technical skill and takes a warm, sensitive approach to the slow movements.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3, Symphonic Dances / Kogan, Moscow State Symphony
Pavel Kogan molds genuinely compelling, authentically tangy accounts of these two masterworks, penetrating to the core of their homesick melancholy with often devastating candor.

The Two Pigeons: Royal Ballet Gems
Both of these delightful scores are played with finesse, color, and commitment, and the recording is of excellent quality.

Tudor Masters: Byrd & Gibbons / Willcocks, King's College Choir Cambridge
Striking and magnificent English Renaissance choral works, all delivered in sparkling form by the King’s College choristers.

Widor: Organ Symphony No. 5; French Organ Encores
This account of the Widor No.5 is first class in every respect, and recorded with fine bloom and clarity. Unsentimental registering marks the work's central movements, while the finale is exciting without being overblown.

Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Five Early Pieces / Shostakovich String Quartet
The ensemble's powerful playing and ability to get deeply into the emotions of the quartets make for masterly interpretations. The early pieces, dating from the composer’s student days, are of much interest, as is anything that the master penned.

Elgar: Enigma Variations; Nursery Suite; Introduction & Allegro
A compelling collection of Elgar’s greatest hits, performed with characteristic excellence by the Royal Philharmonic under the batons of Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Barry Wordsworth.

View all of our Alto single CDs available at 3 for $20,* but hurry – this sale ends at midnight ET Sunday!

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

Eric Feidner

*Buy 3 or more CDs from our list of eligible Alto titles and pay just $6.66 each. The more you buy, the more you save! (Note: Multidisc sets are not part of this promotion.)