EMI Classics for Pleasure series
The nation's favourite budget CD label
Launched in 1970, Classics for Pleasure soon became the biggest-selling and best-loved UK classical budget label.
The CFP mantra was always the same - make top quality recordings of the most popular classical music, played by the best British artists and orchestras...and then sell them at a price that makes them accessible to all.
Classics for Pleasure soon became the first port of call for newcomers to classical music who appreciated the quality and affordability of the recordings and the new musical world that opened out before them. Indeed, an amazing number of music lovers say their first-ever classical LP was a Classics for Pleasure one!
We are pleased to say that CFP has again been making new recordings as well as continuing its fascinating reissue programme. Already available are discs from Tasmin Little, John Lill and Natalie Clein, with plenty more to come. Visit us regularly to keep up with what is going on.
Recent best sellers
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35, etc.
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67, etc.
Vaughan Williams: Complete Symphonies & Other Orchestral Works
Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
Pärt: Fratres for Violin & Piano, etc.
The Best Of Arvo Pärt
Byrd and his Contemporaries
More Choral Favourites from King’s
The Music Of Eric Coates
Vivaldi - Gloria
Bach, J S: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012
Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, etc.
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492
Choral Favourites from King's
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony', etc.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D major, etc.
Classics For Pleasure Presents...Natalie Clein
Gilbert & Sullivan - The Mikado
Franz Lehár - The Merry Widow highlights
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, etc.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony', etc.
Highlights from Tom Jones & The Beggar's Opera
Vaughan Williams & Delius - Piano Concertos
The Best Of John Tavener
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