40% Off Over 150 Titles from cpo, LPO, Brilliant Classics, Hungaroton and more!
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All of the 160 titles advertised here at 40% off are from premium record labels such as cpo, Brilliant Classics, LPO, Glyndebourne and Hungaroton, and roughly half of them are recommended! Click on the banner above to view them all, or check out the featured recommendations below first.

----- The titles below are all recommended - and a good place to start! -----
Adolf Busch (1891-1952): Piano Trios, Opp. 15 & 48; Piano Quartet, Op. 59 / Ravinia Trio
Recommended TitleAdolf Busch: Piano Trios, Opp. 15 & 48; Piano Quartet
Ravinia Trio
"The performances are uniformly fine. Their lucid articulation unravels some tightly knotted melodic strands." -American Record Guide
Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphonies nos 1-4 / Christian Schmitt, organ
Recommended TitleCharles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphonies Nos 1-4
Christian Schmitt, organ
"A lot of love and care has gone into this CD...making it a welcome addition to the catalogue." -Choir & Organ
Franz Lehár: Paganini / Kristiane Kaiser, sop.; Zoran Todorovich, tnr; Munich Radio SO; Schirmer et al.
Recommended TitleFranz Lehár: Paganini
Kristiane Kaiser, soprano; Zoran Toderovich, tenor; Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
"Lehar's music is always beautiful, with lilting waltzes and attractive arias, duets, and ensembles." -ARG

Richard Strauss: Feuersnot / Schneider, Mascus, Janke, Tokar, Huther, Min, Eiche, Kupfer, Burkhart, Woldt, Schwinghammer, Mittelhammer
Recommended TitleRichard Strauss: Feuersnot
Ulf Schirmer, Munich Radio Orchestra
"Markus Eiche's priapic Kunrad and Simone Schneider's ecstatic Diemut are the stars of this incendiary performance." -Sunday Times
Joseph Haydn: Anne Hunter's Salon - Scottish Folk Songs & English Canzonettas / Les Amis de Philippe, Dorothee Mields, soprano
Recommended TitleJoseph Haydn: Anne Hunter's Salon
Dorothee Mields, soprano; Les Amis de Philippe
"The ensemble should be commended for bringing such life to these songs." -American Record Guide
Heinrich von Herzogenberg: 24 Lieder / Helene Lindqvist, soprano; Philipp Vogler, piano
Recommended TitleHeinrich von Herzogenberg: 24 Lieder
Helene Lindqvist, soprano; Philipp Vogler, piano
"Lindqvist interprets the poems with insight. Vogler's accompaniment combines flexibility with firmness. " -ARG

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 8 / Wigglesworth, Jurowski, London PO
Recommended TitleVaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 8
Vladimir Jurowski; Ryan Wigglesworth; London Philharmonic Orchestra
"The sound is excellent in both performances, but especially the Fourth." -American Record Guide
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 / Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Jurowski; Alsop
Recommended TitleMark-Anthony Turnage: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
Various Artists; Marin Alsop, London Philharmonic Orchestra
"These are all first recordings. Performances are of the highest quality, and often startling." -American Record Guide
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6; Swan of Tuonela / Berglund, London PO
Recommended TitleSibelius: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6; Swan of Tuonela
Paavo Berglund, London Philharmonic Orchestra
"The phrasing and articulation is unexcelled... I can only hope that this is the first installment of a Berglund series with the LPO" -American Record Guide

Zoltan Kodaly: Concerto for Orchestra; Symphony; Summer Evening / Miskolc SO, Kovacs
Recommended TitleZoltán Kodály: Concerto for Orchestra; Symphony; Summer Evening
Laszlo Kovacs, Miskolc Symphony Orchestra
"These are all fine performances, recorded well and played by the Miskolc Symphony with panache..." -American Record Guide
Bach: Violin Concertos / Zsolt Kalló, violin; Capella Savaria
Recommended TitleBach: Violin Concertos
Zsolt Kalló, violin; Capella Savaria
"Capella Savaria are period performance practitioners from Hungary... These are full-blooded and energetic and recorded in full, colorful sound." -American Record Guide
Bartók New Series: Sonatas for Violin & Piano Nos. 1 & 2; Sonata for Solo Violin / Barnabas Kelemen, violin; Zoltan kocsis
Recommended TitleBartók: Sonatas for Violin & Piano Nos. 1 & 2; Sonata for Solo Violin
Barnabas Kelemen, violin; Zoltan Kocsis, piano
"Not only is Kocsis a superb pianist and musician; but Kelemen, also has an exceptional rapport with him." -American Record Guide

BBC Legends: Janet Baker Box Set [3 CDs]
Recommended TitleBBC Legends: Janet Baker Box Set
Janet Baker, mezzo; Various artsists; London SO: London PO
"The disc closes with Song of the Wood Dove from Schoenberg's Gurrelieder...it's magnificent, and despite the earlier date it boasts the most vivid sound on the disc. If you like Baker, you need this." -Classics Today
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B minor 'Unfinished' / Kurt Sanderling
Recommended TitleStrauss: Ein Heldenleben; Schubert: Symphony No 8
Kurt Sanderling, BBC Northern Symphony
"This 1970s recording is a fine memorial to Kurt Sanderling... Coupled with an equally distinguished Unfinished, [Ein Heldenleben] shows the BBC players in the best possible light." -MusicWeb International
Vivaldi: Four Seasons, etc; Mozart / Szeryng et al
Recommended TitleHenryk Szeryng Plays Vivaldi, Mozart Concertos
Henryk Szeryng, violin; English Chamber Orchestra
"It is the life of the sound, combined with a real understanding of the structure of the music that creates a kind of phrase that has an amazing stability that seems to come from within" -American Record Guide

Britten: Billy Budd, opera / John Mark Ainsley; Michael Wallace; Matthew Rose; Iain Paterson. Mark Elder
Recommended TitleBritten: Billy Budd
John Mark Ainsley; Michael Wallace; Matthew Rose; Iain Paterson; Mark Elder, London Philharmonic Orchestra
"This is the original BBC broadcast of the premier... I was delighted to find this recording available." -Customer Review
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Caballe; Edelmann; Zylis-Gara; Mathis - Pritchard
Recommended TitleRichard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Montserrat Cabelle; Ptto Edelmann; Teresa Zylis-Gara; John Pritchard, LPO
"Pritchard's brilliant conducting makes this version greater than the sum of its considerable parts." -Sunday Times
Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux
Recommended TitleClaude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Rosine Bredy; Hans Wilbrink; Denise Duval; Gui Vittorio, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
"The recording should be of strong interest to anyone who loves the opera." -All Music Guide

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5 'Emperor' / Christoph Eschenbach
Recommended TitleBeethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5
Christoph Eschenbach, piano; Seiji Ozawa, Boston SO; London SO
"The Eschenbach performances last appeared as part of a box set. Mr Auerbach was enthusiastic about the Emperor, praising its natural flow. It's certainly well played." -American Record Guide
Offenbach: Un Mari a la Porte (A Husband at the Door) / Morel, Philiponet, Malbec-Garcia, Canturri. Petrenko
Recommended TitleOffenbach: A Husband at the Door
Marc Canturri, baritone; Nicolai Kruget, piano; Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool PO
"The first thing you hear is a spectacular waltz ('Valse Tyrolienne'). It has many variations and is quite special; it is the most important piece in the work. You never get sick of it." -American Record Guide
Dvorák: Stabat Mater; Serenade for Strings / Smetacek, Kubelik
Recommended TitleDvorák: Stabat Mater; Serenade for Strings
Stefania Woytowicz, soprano; Kim Borg, bass; Rafael Kubelik, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
"Dvorak's large and infrequently performed setting combines a sense of drama with a heightened sense of personal grief. Smetácek retains the work's spirit." -BBC Music Magazine

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