New vinyl LPs of classical music
Our ever-growing offering includes the following:
Bach Goldberg Variations: Glenn Gould
Bach Violin Concertos: David and Igor Oistrakh
Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 5: Nicholas Harnoncourt (2LP)
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1: Emil Gilels
Chopin Etudes: Maurizio Pollini
Einaudi: Time Lapse
Glass: Piano music
Holst The Planets; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra:
Mozart Clarinet Quintet; Oboe Quintet
Mozart Symphonies 39-41 Nicholas Harnoncourt (3LP)
Orff: Carmina Burana
Steve Reich Music for percussion etc: LSO Percussion Ensemble
Steve Reich Music for percussion: Kuniko
Max Richter: Sleep remixes
Shostakovich Cello concerto No. 2: Mstislav Rostrpovich (picture
Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
Vivaldi Four Seasons arranged for recorder
…and many more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list with prices.
Organ music on CD
There are now at least 50 CDs of organ music in stock. The most heavily represented composer is Reger, but we also have CDs of Bach, Durufle, Freyer, Mendelssohn, Sweeney, Wesley, Whitlock and Widor. The organ recital CDs are mainly imports from Poland, France and Germany and include many rarities. Give us a call on 01423 504035 for further details – remember, we can mail your purchase to any UK or overseas address.
Charges for mailing a single CD:
Rest of world £5.50
We discount postage on box sets or multiple purchases.
Record Store Day…?
Although for pop and rock this is the big day of the year, it has never really caught on with classical titles and there have been few releases in the genre to mark the occasion. Back in 2012 however there were some, and we still have copies of one of them, as follows:
ANGELA GHEORGHIU / MARIA CALLAS: Arias from Tosca¹ and Gianni Schicci¹ (Puccini), La Wally² (Catalani) and Carmen³ (Bizet). 7″ vinyl EP in in 1950s-style paper sleeve. Callas sings items marked¹, Gheorghiu sings items marked² and a ‘duet’ is marked³.
The shop price is £6.99.
Prices including postage:
Rest of world £12.49.
About our classical section…
Classical music is all around us – television advertisements, movie soundtracks, answerphone machines…. we’re exposed to it every day. It can get under our skin (in a nice way), excite us, calm us and transport us into a world of our own imagining.
For those new to classical music, our mission is to take the fear element out of it. By that I mean remove the sometimes elitist or pretentious associations that prevent people enjoying it. It’s there for everyone, whatever their background or education. I for one know that my life would be the poorer without it.
I grew up listening to classical music because my father often had Radio 3 on (actually BBC Third Programme as it was then), or played his classical 78s, so it wasn’t strange to me. I’m lucky because I didn’t have any preconceptions about it being difficult or ‘heavy’. And because I didn’t know that Beethoven’s Late String Quartets (written when he was stone deaf) were meant to be demanding, or that Mahler’s 7th Symphony was regarded at the time as odd or even incomprehensible, I came to it as an innocent abroad. Everything I tried was just part of an exciting journey of discovery – some I liked, some I didn’t. Some I like now but didn’t then and vice versa. And to continue the geographical analogy, there’s still plenty of territory left for me to explore. I hope you will embark on a similar journey if you have not done so already.
We have around 2,000 pre-owned classical LPs and box sets in stock, plus thousands of new and pre-owned CDs.
There’s far too many to list, so visit if you can. If you are unable to visit us in person, contact us by ‘phone or email and tell us what you want. We are almost certain to have it in stock and on the rare occasions when we do not, we can order it for you. Prices of classical LPs start at £2.99 or £5.99 for a 2LP set, so if you want to explore classical music it’s not going to break the bank. If you’re not sure where to start, give me a call and I’ll help you choose something.
Cost of mailing one LP (we discount postage on multiple purchases) is as follows:
Rest of world £8.50.
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