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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.

UPDATE! To end our 11th year as Colchester Classics we would like to offer you Chandos single CDs at £11*.  That means every single Chandos CD shown on our website, on any printed literature, or social media at £12.25* is now £11* (Offer expires on 31 December 2017). The catch? It’s just for orders sent by post and email.

NEW CDs 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.

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!

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.)

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

Shostakovich Symphony 10

BBC Building a Library, 1st choice in 2014 & 2000

      This CD was chosen as the first choice on BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library on 11 October 2014 and previously in February 2000.  An amazing achievement for a CD recorded in 1988. SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10, Ballet Suite No. 4 Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Neeme Jarvi To order this CD  (ref 8630 @ £11* ) please ring […]


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Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.3 & Scottish Fantasy – Jack Liebeck with BBC Scottish SO & Martyn Brabbins [Hyperion: The Romantic Violin Concerto

“… this is a top-drawer release, absolutely enlightening…”

  Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.3 & Scottish Fantasy – Jack Liebeck with BBC Scottish SO & Martyn Brabbins from Hyperion: The Romantic Violin Concerto, 17 “With this recording of Violin Concerto No.3, written for Joseph Joachim, it is difficult to understand its neglect. The opening movement storms into action immediately, a thoroughly arresting drama […]


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An introduction to Holst

Ten Pieces from the BBC…..

       Ten Pieces from the BBC aims to open up the world of classical music to children by inspiring and engaging them with works such as Mars, The Bringer of War, a movement from Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets.  This well-known work is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English 20th composer Gustav Holst. Each movement […]


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orfeoc873141a

“… simultaneously rich and luxuriant, mercurial and heartrending…””

“The sound world of Poland’s Karol Szymanowski is unlike anything else: simultaneously rich and luxuriant, mercurial and heartrending. He can make the violin weep like few others but he also makes it sing and dance. And all these qualities are vividly captured by the Latvian violinist Baiba Skride … Skride can pin you against the wall in […]


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Rimsky Korsakov

“For daring, exotic colour, this is the most beguiling Sheherazade to have entertained me for some time.”

  “… a terrific recording … Goetzel paces the work extremely convincingly … For daring, exotic colour, this is the most beguiling Sheherazade to have entertained me for some time.”   International Record Review Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade , Balakirev Islamey; plus works by Erkin and Ippolitov-Ivanov . Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic under Sascha Goetzel       “The Istanbul team’s playing […]


To buy CDs or talk more about Classical music matters

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

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