Latest Classical Box Set Selections Articles
6th June 2018
A collection of RCA Victor and Columbia recordings celebrating Bernstein the pianist, Beethoven cycles from Philippe Herreweghe and Quartetto di Cremona, and boxes devoted to Tchaikovsky, Gounod and Reger.
15th May 2018
A centenary celebration of Birgit Nilsson, two sixtieth-birthday collections from Harmonia Mundi, a budget box of Massenet operas, and an anthology of early performances of Debussy.
16th April 2018
Collections from artists including Leonard Bernstein, Monique Haas, Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, plus a comprehensive new WF Bach anthology on Brilliant Classics.
13th March 2018
A birthday celebration of Christa Ludwig in song, two fascinating collections of Russian rarities, and a complete Beethoven symphonies cycle with a difference…
25th February 2018
February heavyweights include anniversary tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy, The King's Singers, and Christa Ludwig.
10th January 2018
This month's collections include Karl Böhm's complete vocal recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, a comprehensive Debussy anniversary box, and an 80th- birthday tribute to Swiss soprano Edith Mathis.
26th December 2017
Our Boxing Day boxes include portraits of Mariss Jansons, Maria Callas and Eileen Joyce, plus comprehensive anthologies of recorder and trumpet concertos.
21st November 2017
This month's stand-out heavyweights include comprehensive tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti and Herbert von Karajan.
24th October 2017
Chris picks out some highlights from this month's boxes, including sets commemorating the ninetieth birthdays (in memoriam) of a great cellist and soprano and the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of The King's Singers.
21st September 2017
Chris rounds up the best of the month's heavyweights, including a collection of recent Royal Opera House productions and tributes to Vladimir Ashkenazy and Paul Badura-Skoda.
23rd August 2017
Chris introduces the picks of this month's heavyweights, including collections focusing on Maria Callas, Daniel Barenboim, Rudolf Serkin and Joshua Bell.
26th July 2017
Chris introduces the best of this month's heavyweights, including elaborate birthday tributes to two veteran pianist-conductors…
19th June 2017
Chris highlights the best of this month's collections, including tributes to André Cluytens, Karl Böhm, Dinu Lipatti and Gundula Janowitz at 80.
22nd May 2017
Chris introduces the best of this month's collections, including anthologies of recordings by Riccardo Muti, Arthur Grumiaux, Narciso Yepes and Christopher Hogwood.
26th April 2017
Chris introduces the best of this month's boxed sets, including a tribute to the late Louis Frémaux's relationship with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
26th March 2017
Chris introduces the best of this month's boxed sets, including 175th anniversary editions from the Wiener Philharmoniker and New York Philharmonic.
17th February 2017
Chris introduces the best of this month's boxed sets, including tributes to Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm and Arturo Toscanini.