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P&C MUSIC
6, Devonshire Place
Skipton Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 4AA
T: 01423 504035

Opening hours: 9.30 - 5.30
Tuesday - Saturday

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Orders

For customers of Banks of York, please note that they no longer offer a CD / DVD ordering service, but they have been kind enough to recommend our services. We will order any kind of music for you on CD or DVD. Not only that, if the specific performance you require is deleted, we will do our best to track down a new or used copy and quote you a price without obligation. To order, just contact peter@pandcmusic.co.uk with details of what you want. If you don’t have the exact details, don’t worry – just give me a call on 01423 504035 and describe it and/or tell me on which radio or TV programme you heard it. Alternatively, whistle or hum it to me over the phone – you’d be surprised at how many I’ve identified successfully!

Gift Tokens

Buying a gift token: We sell gift tokens which are redeemable in person, or for use with our mail order service. You choose the amount you wish to spend. Just give us a call on 01423 504035 or email peter@pandcmusic.co.uk to arrange payment etc.

Using a gift token: The recipient of the token can either come to the shop and choose something, or if not within travelling distance can contact us by ‘phone or email and state their requirements. We will order anything not already in stock, in any musical genre. The cost of mail order within the UK or to an overseas address will be charged in addition to the cost of the item.  The tokens are valid for one year. To use yours, call us on 01423 504035 or email peter@pandcmusic.co.uk

Mail order

The charge for posting single CDs within the UK is £1.50; for doubles, boxed sets etc – please enquire.

In unfamiliar territory?

If you want to buy a CD for a friend or loved one who likes classical or jazz but don’t know what to choose, we’d be happy to advise. We won’t confuse you with jargon, nor will we patronise you – we’re just here to help. Our number again: 01423 504035.

Buy our classical and jazz LPs on the Web

We also sell our vinyl and some other stock on eBay. Purchases can be posted anywhere in the world or collected from the Shop – click here to see what’s on sale right now. Please note that we only do this occasionally – if you can’t find any listings, to place an order or make an enquiry, click here.

Gift ideas for the music lover who has everything

Here’s a few suggestions if you’re struggling to find something a bit different, or a bit special….

A lovely, ardent violin sonata, performed with passion
Guillaume Lekeu’s (1870-1894) teacher was Cesar Franck, and the influence of his mentor’s violin sonata is evident. When I played this for the first time in the shop, I sold three in 30 minutes! The Chausson is lovely too. Details: Lekeu: Violin Sonata in G Major; Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21. Elmar Oliveira (vln), Robert Koenig (pno), Vista Nuova Ensemble. TT 68.07.
Price: £15.99.To reserve a copy to buy in person from our shop, or purchase by mail order, click here

 

Another winner from Jordi Savall
His second volume of early Celtic music on original instruments, in glorious sound. Somehow the jigs and reels sound contemporary – or is this music somehow timeless? Includes a substantial, beautifully illustrated booklet. Details: The Celtic Viol, vol 2 – an homage to the Irish and Scottish musical traditions. Jordi Savall (Treble and Lyra Viols); Andrew Lawrence-King (Irish Harp & Psalterium); Frank McGuire (Traditional tuneable Bodhran).
Price: £15.99.
Also available: Celtic Viol [vol 1], also £16.40.To reserve a copy to buy in person from our shop, or purchase by mail order, click here

 

The greatest piano concerto you’ve never heard…..may be the 2nd by Sergei Bortkiewicz. Not heard of him? Neither had I, but it’s absolutely stunning. His 1st is on vol 4 of the marvellous Romantic Piano Concertos series from Hyperion, coupled with Arensky’s Concerto in F Minor (Hyperion CDA66624), available from us at £15.40. Back to the 2nd – it was commissioned from the composer by Paul Wittgenstein, the pianist who lost his right arm in the First World War (he also commissioned works for left hand by Ravel, Britten, Prokofiev and others). Coupled with the 3rd, it’s an absolute winner and sure to delight anyone who loves Rachmaninov, or romantic piano concertos in general. Both are world premiere recordings. Details: Stefan Doniga (piano) with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Porcelijn.  TT:58.32.
Price: £15.99.
Also available: Piano Works played by Klaas Trapman. Vol 1 (2CD); Vol 2 (2CD) and Vol 3 (2CD) £19.50 each. To reserve a copy to buy in person from our shop, or purchase by mail order, click here

 

More romantic piano concertos!
A fantastic set from re-issue specialists Brilliant Classics – 20CDs of mostly unfamiliar but nevertheless wonderful piano concertos from the 19th century. These recordings first appeared in the 1960s on Vox / Turnabout LPs, and some were issued later on CD (in case you’re wondering, the sound is excellent). I’m working my way through them at the moment and so far each disc has been a delight.
Composers featured: Alkan, Berwald, Schumann, Liszt, Clementi, Field, Hummel, Czerny, Cramer, Ries, Gershwin, Barber, Litolff, Sinding, Henselt, Hiller, Chopin, Kalkbrenner, Lalo, Glazunov, D’Albert, Bronsart, MacDowell, Beach, Mayr, Roussel, Pierne, Medtner, Balakirev, Lyapunov, Moscheles, Moszkowski, Scharwenka, Raff, Mosonyi, Stavenhagen, Reinecke, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Rubinstein, Thalberg, Schubert/Liszt, Weber/Liszt, Goetz, Weber, Tchaikovsky. Performers include Michael Ponti and Eugene List. 20 CDs + CD-Rom of booklet.
Price: £55.00.To reserve a copy to buy in person from our shop, or purchase by mail order, click here

 

An evocation of English pastoral beauty
The beautifully liquid tone of Robert Plane’s clarinet in Finzi’s concerto captivates one immediately. Strongly recommended.
Details: Finzi: Clarinet Concerto Op. 31; Five Bagatelles Op. 23A; Love’s Labours Lost, Op 28: 3 Soliloquies; A Severn Rhapsody, Op. 3; Romance in E flat major, Op. 11; Introit in F major, Op. 6. Robert Plane (clnt) / Howard Griffiths / Northern Sinfonia. TT: 71.04.
Price: £6.99.To reserve a copy to buy in person from our shop, or purchase by mail order, click here

 

A truly great first symphony by a Russian composer
…whose name is not exactly a household word – Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov (1866-1901). But this marvellous work (which reminds me of Borodin at his most tuneful) is well worth discovering. The reflective second movement is one where time seems to stand still – glorious.
Details: Kalinnikov Symphonies 1 and 2. Theodore Kuchar / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. TT 78.50.
Price: £6.99.To reserve a copy to buy in person from our shop, or purchase by mail order, click here

 

 

Unwanted gifts, faulty items etc.

If the item you purchased is still sealed and the CD case is not cracked, we are happy to exchange it for something of no less than equal value. Please note that production of your receipt as proof of purchase is essential to such transactions.

We will issue you with a credit note for the sum owing if you cannot find anything suitable (cash refunds are only given for faulty items). We cannot accept returns for non-stock items i.e. those which we have ordered for a customer, as the items supplied to us are only returnable if they are faulty. If this is the case, we will obtain a replacement for you.

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