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Shop our favorites for a very limited time, Friday evening through early Monday morning. From new titles to perennial favorites & single discs to box sets, we offer something for everyone.

Sono Luminus Label Sale - May 2024

In a former church in Boyce, Virginia, the small yet mighty team behind Sono Luminus produces ultra-high quality recordings of music by today's visionary composers and those of centuries past. This sale on over 300 titles also includes the Dorian Recordings early music catalog.

BIS Label Sale Spring 2024

Fresh off its 50th anniversary celebrations, Sweden's leading independent classical label is hardly slowing down. See what they've been up to lately and discover gems from decades past—this is our most extensive label sale to date, with almost 900 titles available now.

Cedille Records Label Sale - Spring 2024

Based in Chicago and rooted in its vibrant, distinctive classical music community, Cedille Records is a nonprofit record label on a mission to bring the city's best to the world, from neglected operas of the Classical era to artist-curated projects at the art form's leading edge.

The Arkiv Blog

Nina Kotova: Solo Cello | 50 Years of Delos

Cellist Nina Kotova brings baroque & 20th-century repertoire together with confident artistry on her album Solo Cello. We talked with the artist about the experiences and ideas that led to its creation, and about the label that released it in its own 50th year: Delos.

Anthony Roth Costanzo on The Lord of Cries

In John Corigliano's opera The Lord of Cries, Dracula receives a stunning new backstory: he is the Greek god Dionysus, returned to earth for a bloody Bacchanal. What does it feel like to sing this role? We asked superstar Anthony Roth Costanzo!

"Let Music Swell the Breeze:" A Roundtable

Conductor Alexander Mickelthwate trusted that composer Jonathan Leshnoff could write stirring elegiac music. But on their new album with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, listeners hear many sides of Leshnoff's art.

All Set(s): Sinclair & Swafford on Charles Ives

Charles Ives's Sets for Small Orchestra had never been gathered on one recording until conductor James Sinclair released his latest album in 2023. In this Arkiv Live Q+A, watch as Sinclair and fellow Ivesian Jan Swafford discuss this exciting title!

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