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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

Edward Gregson's Orchestral works on CD at £12.25*

“… a very Gregsonian cocktail. Enjoy.”

“Wissam Boustany (flute) and Richard Watkins (french horn) play with superlative technique and verve in the two concertos but the same must be averred for the BBC Philharmonic, well marshalled by Bramwell Tovey and caught in sumptuous Chandos sound. There really is something for everyone in this disc – glorious Arnoldesque tunes, stimulatingly serious expression, […]


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Szymanowski’s Violin Concertos 1 & 2 with Baiba Skride

Last night violinist Baiba Skride performed Stravinsky’s Concerto for Violin in D major at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Chorus under Ed Gardner . Last year, she played Karol Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms. Next week, she releases a CD of Szymanowski Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 and the  duo cycle ‘Myths’ (with Lauma Skride, piano) and the Oslo Philharmonic […]


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Freephone 0800 999 6994
Overseas telephone +44 (01206 520166

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Wild Swans

‘Eliza’s Aria’ from Wild Swans (heard on Lloyds TSB TV advert)

‘Eliza’s Aria’ from Wild Swans is the haunting music featured in the eye-catching Lloyds TSB ‘For the Journey’ adverts. Hear Eliza’s Aria composed by ELENA KATS-CHERNIN on CD –Wild Swans Concert Suite (with Jane Sheldon, soprano), Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Ian Munro, piano), Mythic performed by Jane Sheldon, Ian Munro, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Ola Ruder […]


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Spirit of Scotland

Land of the Mountain and the Flood

Spirit of Scotland including The Hebrides, Tam o’Shanter, Rob Roy and Land of the Mountain and the Flood.           With the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Independence Referendum next month, I thought you may wish to enter the Spirit of Scotland with some of the finest orchestral music inspired by this beautiful country.           The […]


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Overseas telephone +44 (01206 520166

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Vaughan Williams' Five Tudor Portraits

“… the chorus launches itself in lusty fashion into the ale-soaked narrative of ‘The Tunning of Elinor Rumming’…”

BBC Radio 3, Composer of the Week – Ralph Vaughan Williams          This week (11 August 2014) the programme focuses on the highly productive later years, when the young drama student and aspiring poet Ursula Wood entered into Ralph’s life. The unusual role Ursula found herself playing in the lives of Ralph and his then wife Adeline, and […]


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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