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Welcome to Colchester Classics where Classical Music matters!

OUR CD SERVICE – Colchester Classics is a CD, LP and DVD mail order company celebrating 12 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! We would like to continue our offer of 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* 

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, or contact us 

REGULAR MULTI-BUY PRICES … While many CDs are on limited time special offers, our standard prices for Chandos single CDs are £11*, Naxos single CDs are £7.50* or 5 for £35* and 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!

Other videos below!

Or contact us –  email using our contact form, 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

 



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Stokowski’s Symphonic Bach

Sumptuous sounds of the Toccata & Fugue

Stokowski’s Symphonic Bach  performed by BBC Philharmonic and Matthias Bamert          In the 17th Century J.S.Bach wrote his famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ, which appears in Disney’s film Fantasia in Leopold Stokowski orchestral transcription. This maestro arranged many other Bach pieces for large orchestra and on this CD the BBC […]


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Rimsky Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade , Balakirev Islamey; plus works by Erkin and Ippolitov-Ivanov . Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic under Sascha Goetzel       “The Istanbul team’s playing has something of the gutsiness of the old Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra recordings under Loris Tjeknavorian, but with a greater sophistication of orchestral colour and a firm guiding hand from conductor Sascha Goetzel. Sound […]


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Rite of Spring 1913

“… an exciting visceral performance of The Rite of Spring.”

Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka – recreation of the 1913 premiere. Les Siècles and  François Xavier Roth     One of the biggest scandals in the history of music stirred Paris as the Ballets Russes created the new ballet by Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky, ‘The Rite of Spring’, conducted by Pierre Monteux. To […]


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THE VOICE OF ISOBEL BAILLIE

“These recordings from the 1940s show why the Scottish soprano was so popular…”

The Voice of Isobel Baillie – Purcell: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation, Stript of their green, Hark! The echoing air (The Fairy Queen) Arne: O ravishing delight (from The Judgement of Paris); Where the bee sucks J.S. Bach: Shall Pales be the last – Flocks in pastures (Cantata No. 208), My heart ever faithful (Cantata No. […]


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Spirit of England & Lights Out

“What makes this CD especially memorable is one of the couplings….”

F.S.Kelly ‘s Elegy for Strings ‘In Memoriam Rupert Brooke’, Elgar’s The Spirit of England, Ivor Gurney’s War Elegy, Parry’s The Chivalry of the Sea,  Lilian Elkington’s Out of the Mist Susan Gritton (soprano), Andrew Kennedy (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under David Lloyd-Jones “What makes this CD especially memorable is one of the couplings; a moving elegy […]


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