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Liz Leatherdale

Liz Leatherdale, Colchester Classics & Classical Music columnist. Photo by Jayne Lloyd

Welcome to Colchester Classics where Classical Music matters!

OUR CD SERVICE – Colchester Classics is a CD, LP and DVD mail order company celebrating 11 years service to those starting their love affair with music, clever collectors, also to music groups and at concerts. We’re as passionate about providing the best service as we were when we started in 2006.

Each week we update our new CDs (see above link on the Menu bar), plus we regularly update our Special Offers and other links (CD of the Month).

For all enquiries please ring 0800 999 6994, email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk or click on the Contact Colchester Classics button top RHS of your screen.

REGULAR MULTI-BUY PRICES … While many CDs are on limited time special offers, our standard prices for Chandos single CDs are £12.25* with multi-buys of 3 for £33*, 4 for £44* etc., Naxos single CDs are £7.50* or 5 for £35* and finally Dutton Epoch single CDs are £12.50* each or 2 for £24*

Click above to see and hear our latest CD of the Month, New CDs and find out about our special offers.

NEW COMPETITION Colchester Classics is delighted to offer a new competition in collaboration with Fenella Humphreys, Champs Hill CD label and the Colchester Symphony Orchestra. Thank you all involved. Click on Win above to find out more.

OUT and ABOUT – In addition to our mail order service we also pop out of the office with our pop-up CD stand offering CDs at concerts, choirs and festivals often including CD signings with international musicians performing in Essex and nearby Suffolk. (Within the black menu tab ‘About’ there is a drop down list showing the many, many local, semi-professional and professional musicians, festivals and events we have been and still are actively involved with.)

FREE PUBLICITY In addition to Colchester Classics, its founder Liz Leatherdale previews and reviews concerts in the Essex County Standard, Essex Life, Daily Gazette and Colchester 101 . (More can be found on how we offer free publicity in our free time in the About section above.)

By the way, you don’t have to restrict yourself to the CDs featured here, on our social media campaigns or on our printed mailshots. Pick CDs from your own wish list and pick up the telephone to enquire, challenge us with your requests!.

Still not sure what we do? Click here to Listen with Liz!

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Or contact us –  email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk , Freephone (0800 999 6994) or overseas 44(0) 1206 520166, for more info and we’ll take it from there. Please rest assured your details will never be shared without your permission.

Best wishes
Liz Leatherdale
Colchester Classics & Classical Music columnist

*P&P UK – £1.50 for the 1st CD (UK delivery) and 50p thereafter to a maximum of £4

 



To buy CDs or talk more about Classical music matters

Email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk
Freephone 0800 999 6994
Overseas telephone +44 (01206 520166

Tasmin Little - A Lark Ascended

ESSEX LIFE, Classical Music Column, June magazine

Tasmin Little OBE is an English classical violinist and is known and critically acclaimed as both a concerto soloist and as a recitalist. She has released many CDs on Essex-based classical music CD label, Chandos, and won many awards including the Critics Award at the Classic Brit Awards in 2011. Tasmin frequently performs in our […]


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J S Bach Harpsichord music

“… if you like your Bach on harpsichord this is a disc you simply must have on your wish-list…”

“Beyond any shadow of doubt, if you like your Bach on harpsichord this is a disc you simply must have on your wish-list” said MusicWeb International on their Recording of the Month J.S. Bach’s  Works for Harpsichord played by Steven Devine The ‘Italian’ Concerto and ‘French’ Overture included on this CD together make up the second […]


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Composer of the Week

The Greatest Composer You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of.

Radio Times stated the above about the 20th-century Soviet musician of Polish-Jewish origin,  Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919 – 96). He was chosen by the listeners of BBC Radio 3 as a deserving musician to be featured on Composer of the Week ( 2 June 2014). So what is Weinberg’s music like? He was a prolific composer. His music shares stylistic traits with that […]


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Walton's Violin concerto

…”Little offers a mature, deeply felt and brilliant account…”

said The Sunday Times on their Classical CD of the Week, 25 May 2014 Walton’s Symphony No.1 and Violin Concerto with Tasmin Little, BBC SO and Edward Gardner. CD for £12.25* Rising up the Charts – now at No.4 (2 June 2014) “Walton’s early masterpieces make an ideal coupling: both the symphony, still one of the […]


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Piano Concerto

…” thrilling performances … consistently delivers titanic pianism that few can match these days.”

The Polish-born German composer Franz Xaver Scharwenka was a much lauded and beloved figure of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. His four piano concertos are central works among his small output. They have here been recorded together for the first time “This long-awaited Chandos set gathers the four piano concertos by Franz Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924) together […]


To buy CDs or talk more about Classical music matters

Email liz@colchesterclassics.co.uk
Freephone 0800 999 6994
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