ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

At the dawn of the stereo era, a few record labels were known for pushing the boundaries of state-of-the-art sound. One of these was certainly RCA, which made the first commercial stereophonic recording in 1954 and launched its Living Stereo series. Fortunately, the label also had some of the century's greatest musicians on its roster – Rubinstein, Reiner, Heifetz, Munch, Cliburn, Fiedler, and more. Combine this with repertoire choices designed to showcase the best of classical recording, and you have an unmatchable legacy.

Now, after years of availability in Europe, an incomparable collection of these recordings arrives on American shores:

Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Kozena, Padmore, Rattle
Live from Berlin's Philharmonie comes this enormously moving (NPR) concert led by Sir Simon Rattle of one of Bach's greatest sacred works, staged by Peter Sellars and featuring a starry cast that includes Magdalena Kozená, Mark Padmore, and Thomas Quasthoff.
$54.99 – 2 DVDs + Blu-ray + Digital Concert Pass!

Collectors know that boxed-set deals like this don't last forever. Don't miss your chance to own a significant piece of classical recording history – and endless hours of spectacular listening pleasure – all for less than $2 a disc! And keep an eye out on ArkivMusic for the release of a followup collection later this year.

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

The Arkiv Team