ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Kultur has long been a leader in providing video recordings of classical music – and as its name implies, other recordings of cultural interest as well. Kultur is now on sale at ArkivMusic, including a selection of DVD and Blu-ray bundles as much as 75% off their original prices!

These fantastic bundles are shown below along with a few more top video picks from Kultur:

Russian Ballet Films DVD 2-Pack - Sleeping Beauty, Ivan the Terrible
Two outstanding ballets captured on film: The Kirov in Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, based on Petipa's original choreography, and the Bolshoi in a dazzling original work based on Prokofiev's film score for Ivan the Terrible. (2 DVDs)

Voices of Firestone DVD 4-Pack - Bjorling, Sutherland, Merrill, Stevens
A package of DVDs showcasing four of opera's greatest artists, captured in historical footage from telecasts of the Voices of Firestone series. (4 DVDs)

Russian Opera Films DVD 4-Pack - Eugene Onegin, Queen of Spades, Prince Igor, The Tsar's Bride
Classic films of four Russian operas in productions from the Bolshoi and the Kirov offer a unique slice of performance history.
$19.99 (4 DVDs) – 75% Off the Original Price!

Puccini DVD 4-Pack - La Boheme, Tosca, Le Villi, Edgar
Two Puccini favorites – Freni and Pavarotti in La Bohème at San Francisco Opera and Domingo in a Tosca filmed at the story's actual locations – paired with two rarities, Edgar and Le Villi.
$26.99 (4 DVDs) – Over 75% Off the Original Price!

Baryshnikov/Nureyev DVD 4-Pack
Baryshnikov is seen in his beginnings at the Bolshoi ballet competition, in a live performance showcase shortly after his arrival in the West, and in three ballets by Twyla Tharp, while Nureyev appears as Albrecht in Giselle, one of his greatest successes in his native Russia.
$29.99 (4 DVDs) – 70% Off the Original Price!

Mozart Opera DVD 3-Pack - Die Zauberflote, Cosi fan Tutte, La Finta Giardiniera
Three Mozart operas from Arnold Östman and Stockholm's intimate Drottningholm Court Theatre, including as complete a Così as you will find and a Zauberflöte full of Old World charm.
$19.99 (3 DVDs) – Over 75% Off the Original Price!

Puccini Blu-ray 3-Pack - Tosca, La Boheme, Manon Lescaut
Blu-ray versions of three Puccini favorites – Tosca, Manon Lescaut, and a Bohème sung in English in Jonathan Miller's acclaimed production for English National Opera.
$26.99 (3 Blu-rays) – 75% Off the Original Price!

Nureyev DVD 4-Pack featuring Fonteyn
The great Nureyev is seen in a magnificent Romeo and Juliet with Margot Fonteyn and starring in The Nutcracker, plus two documentaries look at his legendary partnership with Fonteyn and his final years battling illness through his sheer determination to dance.
$36.99 (4 DVDs) – Over 60% Off the Original Price!

Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Vol 2
Volume 2 of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People's Concerts, featuring 27 programs, is a wonderful combination of exceptional performances and clear, inspirational lectures superbly conveying his excitement about the music. $89.99 (9 DVDs)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Barenboim
The classic Barenboim Ring from Bayreuth. Also on Blu-ray $57.99 (11 DVDs)

Chekhov: Uncle Vanya / Laurence Olivier, Chichester Festival Theatre
This classic production with a starry British cast is a perfect introduction to the plays of Chekhov and should be seen by all who love theater. $13.49 (DVD)

Heifetz Master Classes
In the early 1960s, Jascha Heifetz agreed to have some of his violin classes at the University of Southern California filmed for posterity, resulting in eight programs originally broadcast by National Educational Television, and presented here complete. $18.49 (2 DVDs)

See all of our featured titles from Kultur, or view their entire catalog while it is all on sale. (Sale ends at midnight ET May 5.)

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

The Arkiv Team