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40 Years of the Gramophone Awards - up to 35% off

To mark this year's 40th anniversary of the Gramophone Awards, we're offering up to 35% off previous winners of the coveted Gramophone Recording of the Year Award. This offer ends on 23rd October 2017 - it's the perfect opportunity to explore these outstanding performances (please note that discounts do not currently apply to downloads).

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The [Goldberg] Aria sings without affectation as if to emphasise that what follows isn't about the theme but what happens to it...Unstarchy too is Levit's approach to Beethoven's Diabelli Variations...As... More…

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 Offer The Romantic Piano Concerto 27 - Saint-Saëns

Stephen Hough (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

If Saint-Saëns's idiom once answered – and maybe still does – to qualities fundamental to the French musical character, it must be said straight away that Hough sounds the complete insider. He... More…

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Throughout, their understanding of the musical argument is exemplary...at every stage the performers respond with both passion and a clear feeling for musical line...In truth, there are so many... More…

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Dynamic ranges are wide, with Ravel's crescendos not underplayed in any mistaken attempt at classicism, and rubatos are applied with tactful expressivity. More…

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 Offer Brahms: The Symphonies

Jewel-case version

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly

dynamic and dramatic readings, faithful to Brahms's intentions. Powerfully conceived, they are rhythmically alert, without an ounce of undue sentiment and never for an instant losing sight of... More…

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3 CDs

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 Offer Martin: Mass for Double Choir

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell

For connoisseurs of choral music this is an essential buy. Outstanding performances of two rarely heard 20th-century masterpieces. More…

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 Offer Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony

original 1913 version

London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

Hickox and the London Symphony Orchestra have come up with a recording that you can cheerfully measure against most others in the catalogue, before you consider its unique extra charms! More…

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 Offer Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Abbado in Lucerne radiates clarity, wisdom and vision, qualities that over the years one had come to expect of him. More…

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 Offer Bach Cantatas Volume 1

Cantatas for the Feast of St. John the Baptist & Cantatas for the First Sunday after Trinity

Joanne Lunne, Wilke te Brummelstroete, Paul Agnew, Dietrich Henschel, Gillian Keith

The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

In 2000 John Eliot Gardiner commemorated the 250th anniversary of Bach's death with theBach Cantata Pilgrimage, a year-long European tour by the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir... More…

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2 CDs

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 Offer Schütz: Musicalische Exequien

Masato Suzuki (organ)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

The 12 voices of Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis put their faith in tonal focus and sweetly balanced textures. Though one might expect from that a certain coolness, their singing produces music-making... More…

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The Zehetmair Quartet's coupling focuses the music's alternating wildness and fragility with altogether unique perception. Theirs is an agitated, combustible and loving view of Schumann, a credible... More…

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 Offer Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Charlotte Margiono, Catherine Robbin, William Kendall, Alastair Miles

Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner

A disc that revealed Gardiner's Beethoven credentials but which also showed off his magnificent Monterverdi Choir as it edged into the 19th century. Another Record of the Year. More…

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 Offer Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims

Katia Ricciarelli (Madame Cortese), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Marchesa Melibea), Lella Cuberli (Contessa di Folleville), Cecilia Gasdia (Corinna), Eduardo Giménez (Cavalier Belfiore), Francisco Araiza (Conte di Libenskof), Samuel Ramey (Lord Sidney), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Profondo), Enzo Dara (Baron...

The set is a triumph of scholarship, musicianship and managerial enterprise. At the price, it is irresistible. More…

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2 CDs

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 Offer Tippett: Triple Concerto and Concerto for Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

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Two discs, retailing at a high mid-price and playing for a total of 84 minutes? The playing and the recording had better be in the luxury class. Fortunately they are.
Zimerman is the very model... More…

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2 CDs

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 Offer Prokofiev & Shostakovich Violin Concertos No. 1

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

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 Offer Janacek: Káta Kabanová

Elisabeth Söderström (Katya), Peter Dvorsky (Boris), Nedezda Kniplová (Kabanicha), Vladimir Krejcik (Tichon), Libuse Márová (Varvara), Dalibor Jedlicka (Dikov), Jaroslav Soucek (Kuligin), Jitka Pavlová (Glasha), Gertrude Jahn (Feklusha)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir...

Fabulous, surging Vienna Philharmonic playing, Elisabeth Söderström's poignant performance in the title role, and matchless Decca sound all combined to produce one of the truly classical opera... More…

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2 CDs

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2 CDs

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 Offer Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti: Violin Concertos

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern

Peter Eötvös

Kopatchinskaja marries consummate technical brilliance and an amazing aural imagination wiuth a capacity to bring completely new interpretative perspectives to some very familiar music. This...may... More…

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2 CDs

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 Offer Grieg - Songs

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

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 Offer Puccini: La fanciulla del West

Carol Neblett (Minnie), Plácido Domingo (Dick Johnson), Sherrill Milnes (Jack Rance)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Zubin Mehta

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 Offer Puccini: La fanciulla del West

Carol Neblett (Minnie), Plácido Domingo (Dick Johnson), Sherrill Milnes (Jack Rance)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Zubin Mehta

This opera depicts the triangular relationship between Minnie, the saloon owner and 'mother' to the entire town of gold miners, Jack Rance, the sheriff and Dick Johnson (alias Ramerrez), a bandit... More…

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2 CDs

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 Offer Janacek - The Operas

Elisabeth Söderström (Jenufa), Eva Randova (Kostelnicka), Petr Dvorsky (Steva), Vaclav Zitek (Sterek), Marie Mrazova (Starenka), Dalibor Jedlicka (Rychtar), Wieslaw Ochman (Laca), Lucia Popp (Karolka), Lucia Popp (Vixen), Eva Randová (Fox), Dalibor Jedliaka (Forester), Dalibor Jedlicka (Gorjancikov),...

Charles Mackerras's partnership with soprano Söderström produced definitive and superbly recorded studio performances of Kát'a Kabanová, Jenůfa and The Makropulos Case. A must for Janáček fans. More…

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9 CDs

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 Offer Elgar: Violin Concerto & Introduction and Allegro

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Kennedy's first recording of the Elgar Concerto is aflame with a young man's passionate inspiration, though never lacking subtler nuance, while Handley simply breathed Elgar like no-one else. More…

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This is absolutely superb. We must accept that Josquin is unlikely to have heard this music with two women on the top line, but they do it so well that only a fundamentalist would mark the disc... More…

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 Offer Brahms - Piano Concertos

Nelson Freire (piano)

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly

This is the Brahms piano concerto set we've been waiting for. Nelson Freire and Riccardo Chailly offer interpretations that triumphantly fuse immediacy and insight, power and lyricism, and incandescent... More…

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2 CDs

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 New  Offer Mahler: The Complete Symphonies

Arleen Augér (soprano - Symphony No. 2), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo -Symphony No. 2), Birgit Remmert (contralto - Symphony No. 3), Amanda Roocroft (soprano - Symphony No. 4); Christine Brewer (soprano), Soile Isokoski (soprano), Juliane Banse (mezzo-soprano), Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano), Jane Henschel...

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12 CDs

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 Offer Wagner: Parsifal

Peter Hofmann (Parsifal), Dunja Vejzovic (Kundry), Kurt Moll (Gurnemanz), José van Dam (Amfortas), Siegmund Nimsgern (Klingsor), Victor von Halem (Titurel), Hanna Schwarz (Alto Stimme)

Berlin German Opera Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

In most respects this is the most perfect, atmospheric Parsifal yet committed to disc or cassette. Admitting the vocal imperfections, few as they are, the set attempts an artistic, or at least... More…

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4 CDs

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 Offer Harnoncourt - Beethoven

Gidon Kremer & Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Another absorbing set, with Nikolaus Harnoncourt bringing his impeccable, historically-informed sensibilities to the modern instruments of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The Eroica is mightily... More…

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14 CDs

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 Offer Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

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 Offer Dvorak: Rusalka, Op. 114

Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Ben Heppner (Prince), Dolora Zajick (Jezibaba), Eva Urbanová (Foreign Princess), Franz Hawalta (Water Goblin)

Kühn Mixed Choir, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Renée Fleming's tender and heartwarming account of Rusalka's Invocation to the Moon reflects the fact that the role of the lovelorn water nymph, taken by her in a highly successful production... More…

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3 CDs

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 Offer Janacek: From the House of the Dead

Dalibor Jedlicka (Goryantchikov), Jiri Zahradnicek (Luka Morosoff), Jaroslava Janská (Alyeya), Václav Zitek (Shishkov), Antonin Svorc (Old Prisoner), Ivo Zidek (Skuratov)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Charles Mackerras

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2 CDs

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 Offer Haydn: Piano Trios (complete)

Beaux Arts Trio: Isidore Cohen (violin), Bernard Greenhouse (cello), Menahem Pressler (piano)

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9 CDs

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 Offer Byrd Edition Volume 13 - Infelix ego

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood

The musical imagination of The Cardinall's Music does full justice to that of Byrd. The group's delivery is a sensual delight, as an individual singer's colours will flash up in polyphonic lines,... More…

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 Offer Puccini: La Rondine

Angela Gheorghiu (Magda/Anna), Roberto Alagna (Ruggero/Roberto), William Matteuzzi (Prunier), Inva Mula (Lisette), Alberto Renaldi (Rambaldo)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano

An almost ideal account of Puccini's least-performed mature work, with both Alagna and Gheorghiu at their peak. Valuable extras from Alagna in Le Villi, too. More…

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2 CDs

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10 CDs

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 Offer Lumieres

The Unprecedented Expansion of Music in the Age of Enlightenment

Patrizia Ciofi (Susanna), Lorenzo Regazzo (Figaro), Simon Keenlyside (Count Almaviva), Véronique Gens (Countess Almaviva), Angelika Kirchschlager (Cherubino), Marie McLaughlin (Marcellina), Kobie van Rensburg (Basilio/Curzio), Antonio Abete (Bartolo), Nuria Rial (Barbarina), Bernarda Fink (Orfeo)...

Harmonia Mundi have somehow contrived to telescope that most industriously inventive of musical centuries into this 30CD set, by dint of ingenious thematic programming which apportions discs... More…

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30 CDs

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 Offer Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges

Gabriel Bacquier (Le Roi de Trèfle), Jean-Luc Viala (Le Prince), Georges Gautier (Truffaldino), Catherine Dubosc (Ninette), Jules Bastin (Cusinière), Michèle Lagrange (Fata Morgana), Hélène Perraguin (La Princesse Clarice), Vincent Le Texier (Léandre), Didier Henry (Pantalon/Farfarello/Le Maitre de...

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2 CDs

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 Offer The Romantic Piano Concerto 11 - Scharwenka & Sauer

Stephen Hough (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

A glitteringly worthy addition to the Hyperion series ... Stephen Hough exhibits dazzling flair in showpiece concertos by Sauer and Scharwenka – and plenty of stamina ... Hough plays throughout... More…

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 Offer Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Eteri Gvazava (soprano - No. 2); Anna Larsson (contralto - Nos. 2 & 3); Renée Fleming (soprano - No. 4); Cheryl Studer, Sylvia McNair, Andrea Rost (sopranos - No. 8), Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang (mezzos - No. 8), Peter Seiffert (tenor - No. 8), Bryn Terfel & Jan-Hendrik Rootering...

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11 CDs

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