New RCA / Sony 'White Box' titles added - view them all on sale!
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New RCA / Sony 'White Box' titles added - view them all on sale!
Among our most popular lines of boxed sets is the series with the bright white packaging from RCA and Sony Classics - a line we refer to as "White Box". As part of our Sony and RCA sale this month, all of these sets are currently on sale! Most of these titles have been remastered using 24-bit/96kHz technology, making this incarnation of these recordings the best-sounding ever. Browse select titles below, or click here to see them all.

Nielsen: The 6 Symphonies; Violin Concertos; Aladdin Suite; Masquerade, et al. / Esa-Pekka Salonen, Swedish Radio SO; Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Nielsen
The 6 Symphonies; Violin Concertos; Aladdin Suite; Masquerade, et al
Sony Classics recently released a new wave of 10 titles in their budget friendly 'white box' line, and among them is this core 20th century cycle of the six masterful symphonies by Carl Nielsen with the Swedish Radio Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. In a review of these readings, ClassicsToday wrote: "performances of great thrust and unflagging energy, played with the necessary sharp rhythmic focus, and vividly recorded."

Steven Isserlis: The Complete RCA Recordings
Works of Faure, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, et al.
The English cellist Steven Isserlis has been a leading light on the international musical scene for more than three decades. His complete recordings for RCA Victor - including concertos and chamber works by Haydn, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Anton Rubinstein, Fauré, Richard Strauss, Janacek, Bloch, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and John Tavener - are now available in this 12-CD set.
Steven Isserlis: The Complete RCA Recordings - Works of Faure, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, et al. / Steven Isserlis, cello; Various Ensembles

Browse all Sony Classics On Sale!Browse all RCA Classics On Sale! The Complete Sony and RCA Classics labels are On Sale
Browse hundreds of classical titles from Sony and RCA! Click on one of the two logos on the left to begin.

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Byron Janis: The RCA Recordings 1950-1959 - Concertos by Schumann & Rachmaninov; Sonatas by Beethoven & Chopin; Solo piano pieces by Mussorgsky Liszt, J. Strauss, Gershwin et al. / Byron Jannis, piano; Chicago SO [5 CDs]
Recommended TitleByron Janis: The RCA Recordings 1950-1959
Byron Jannis, piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
"...bracing, virile interpretations [that] sound as fresh and modern today as they must have 60-plus years ago." -ClassicsToday.com
Julian Bream: Music of Spain - Guitar Works by Albeniz, Granados, Sor, Milan, Narvaez, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Turina et al. / Julian Bream, guitar; Chamber Orchestra of Europe; RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra [6 CDs]
Recommended TitleJulian Bream: Music of Spain
Albeniz, Granados, Sor, Milan, Narvaez, Rodrigo, Tarrega, et al.
"No living guitarist can 'sell' this music so persuasively as Bream, who starts from a base of affection and conviction" -Gramophone
Early Choral Music at Trinity College, Cambridge - works by Orlando di Lasso; Victoria, Sweelinck, Monteverdi, Praetorius & Schutz / The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Richard Marlow [6 CDs]
Recommended TitleEarly Choral Music at Trinity College, Cambridge
Richard Marlow/The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
"Superb discipline ... fresh and natural voices. Astute and imaginative direction ... His sensitivity and responsiveness are tireless" -Gramophone

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1-6; Swan Lake Suite; Francesca da Rimini; Romeo & Juliet et al. / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [6 CDs]
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Tchaikovsky
Temirkanov/Royal PO
The Sony Classical Masters series invariably offers cornerstones of the symphonic repertoire, and this new release includes two major complete cycles.
Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Juan; An Alpine Symphony; Salome; Horn Concertos (2); Ein Heldenleben; Symphonia domestica; Burleske; Arias [8 CDs]
Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss
Mehta/Berlin PO; Israel PO; New York PO
The new 8-CD box includes major tone poems, the horn concertos, opera excerpts both orchestral and vocal and a complete recording of Salome.
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Violin Concerto; Tuba Concerto; 3 Portraits / London SO, André Previn
André Previn Conducts Vaughan Williams
London Symphony Orchestra
One of the most acclaimed cycles of the Vaughan Williams symphonies, among the 20th century's greatest, was set down by André Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra in the 60s.

Eric Le Sage plays Poulenc solo piano pieces and chamber works / Eric Le Sage, piano; various artists [6 CDs]
Recommended TitleEric Le Sage plays Poulenc
Solo Piano and Chamber Works
"Style, spirit, a vivid sense of fun, a touch of sentiment that never turns maudlin, and that ability to change moods every few bars that Poulenc always requires." -ClassicsToday.com
Murray Perahia plays Beethoven - Sonatas nos 1-4, 7, 9-12, 15, 17, 18, 23, 26, 28, 32; Variations / Murray Perahia, piano [5 CDs]
Recommended TitleMurray Perahia plays Beethoven
Piano Sonatas; Variations
"The sense of an invigorating energy being released in the act of performance comes across strongly; and I'm sure Beethoven would have loved it..." -Gramophone
Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): The Complete Recordings - The Symphonies, Concertos, Overtures, Suites, Dances / Royal PO, Bournemouth SO, BBC Concert Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Recommended TitleSir Malcolm Arnold: The Complete Conifer Recordings
Vernon Handley/Royal PO, Bournemouth SO, BBC CO
"It's Handley who best conveys the sinewy logic and thrusting cogency of Arnold's symphonic odyssey." -Gramophone

Rachmaninoff: The Complete Music for Piano Solo / Ruth Laredo, piano
Rachmaninov: The Complete Music for Piano Solo
Ruth Laredo, piano
In the 1970s, the outstanding American pianist Ruth Laredo made an acclaimed complete recording for American Columbia of the solo piano music of Rachmaninov.
Mozart: Divertimentos; Adagios & Fugues; Grande Sestetto Concertante / L'Archibudeill, Danzi Quintet [5 CDs]
Mozart: Divertimentos; Adagios & Fugues; Grande Sestetto Concertante
L'Archibudeill; Danzi Quintet
Sony made a distinctive new start and engaged indubitably one of the most experienced producers in the field of early music, Wolf Erichson.
Jascha Heifetz: Favourite Recital Pieces & Encores - Violin Sonatas by Ferguson, Khachaturian, Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Franck, R. Strauss; works by Gershwin, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Ibert, Mozart et al. / Brooks Smith, piano
Jascha Heifetz: Favourite Recital Pieces & Encores
Works by Gershwin, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Ibert, Mozart et al.
Sony Classical has compiled a special 5-CD box of Heifetz playing his 'Favourite Encore and Recital Pieces'.

Lazar Berman: The Complete Sony Recordings by Various Composers / Lazar Berman, piano; London SO, Claudio Abbado; Chicago SO, Erich Leinsdorf
Recommended TitleLazar Berman: The Complete Sony Recordings
Abbado/London SO; Leinsdorf/Chicago SO
"On his first United States tour, Mr. Berman made an overwhelming impression as a performer who did more than just overcome technical problems; he seemed to crush them into insignificance." -The New York Times
Gershwin: An American in Paris, Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, Broadway Overtures / Michael Tilson Thomas, piano; San Francisco SO, Los Angeles PO, Michael Tilson Thomas
Recommended TitleMichael Tilson Thomas Conducts George Gershwin
Michael Tilson Thomas, piano & conductor/San Francisco SO; Los Angeles PO
"Michael Tilson Thomas's long association with the music of George Gershwin results in performances so idiomatic they could be categorized as (almost) definitive ... " -ClassicsToday.com
Yuri Bashmet: The Complete RCA Recordings by Various Composers / Yuri Bashmet, viola; Viktor Tretiakov, violin; Londom SO, Paavo Järvi
Recommended TitleYuri Bashmet: The Complete RCA Recordings
Yuri Bashmet, violin; Viktor Tretiakov, viola; Paavo Järvi/London Symphony Orchestra
"With Bashmet at his finest, and the LSO playing beautifully for both Järvi and Previn, this is a disc for anyone with a taste for romantic viola music." -Gramophone

Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Concerto for Orchestra; The Miraculous Mandarin; Bluebeard's Castle / Siegmund Nimsgern, baritone; New York PO, BBC SO, Pierre Boulez
Recommended TitlePierre Boulez Conducts Bartok
New York PO; BBC SO
"Here we get the New York Philharmonic in prime shape, with the BBC Sym. appearing in two works, The Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta and Bluebeard's Castle" -Customer Review
John Williams: The Great Movie Soundtracks - Star Wars; Harry Potter; Indiana Jones; E.T.; Schindler's List; Jurassic Park & more / John Williams
Recommended TitleJohn Williams: The Great Movie Soundtracks
John Williams/Boston Pops Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
"On this four-disc behemoth, some of the greatest hits of John Williams' career are presented in four themed sections." -AllMusic.com
Arthur Rubinstein Plays Chopin - Sonatas, Waltzes, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Préludes, Concertos et al. [10 CDs]
Recommended TitleArthur Rubinstein Plays Chopin
Sonatas, Waltzes, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Préludes, Concertos
"Arthur Rubinstein plays these pieces with absolute authority, from both a technical and musical perspective... the [performances are] sturdy but elegant." -Customer Review

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