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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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Gershwin’s Promenade - Walking the Dog

American Classics – Giggling Rapids

If you are looking to explore American Classical Music there is much to enjoy on this 2-CD set including such favourites as Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is clearly having such fun as it provides rhythmic performances of the jazzy music presented in both Gershwin’s […]


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Haydn Piano Concertos with BAVOUZET

Here are some of the many highlights of new CDs from Chandos

More information with your order or on request. A further addition to the successful series of Haydn’s piano works with Haydn Piano Concertos performed by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Completion of the Arnold Bax series with Four Orchestral Pieces etc performed by BBC Philharmonic under Sir Andrew Davis The second volume in Mendelssohn in Birmingham including Overture […]


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Mendelssohn in Birmingham Vol 2 CHSA5139

Mendelssohn in Birmingham – Volume 2 now available

Mendelssohn in Birmingham is an exciting new recording project with the CBSO and its Principal Guest Conductor, Edward Gardner.          It celebrates Mendelssohn’s special relationship with the city’s Town Hall and will feature the complete symphonies recorded there. It was a venue much loved by Mendelssohn and saw him conduct many of his own works […]


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Prokofiev's Violin Sonatas

“… responses come from deep within the music’s substance.”

 Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies with Alina Ibragimova violin  Steven Osborne piano “There is a real sense that Ibragimova and Osborne’s responses come from deep within the music’s substance. […] with the traits that lend both sonatas their individuality of expression securely enshrined, defined and projected.” Gramophone Gramophone ‘Recording of the Month’  BBC Music […]


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Handel Arias with Alice Coote

New CD of Handel Arias with Alice Coote

George Frideric Handel Arias mezzo-soprano, Alice Coote, accompanied by The English Concert and Harry Bicket Handel’s Italian operas are represented by his first two Covent Garden operas, Alcina and the great tragedy Ariodante, and also Radamisto and Giulio Cesare in Egitto (perhaps Handel’s most popular opera today). Handel’s English oratorio Hercules contains music of utter […]


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