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This weekend only we offer discounts on three albums of neglected symphonies you should own. Special thanks to Limelight magazine for the article that inspired these selections. Also, take 20% off anything from the highly-regarded Zig-Zag Territoires label and enjoy this week's free track. We hope you will add some music to your weekend and make it truly special.

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Featured Titles: This weekend only, take 20% off these featured releases. Offer good through September 15 only.

Gounod: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
Vanhal: Symphonies in G Minor / D Major / C Minor Schuman, W.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5 / Judith (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)
Naxos: 8.557463
Gounod: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2


Charles-François Gounod's fame was overshadowed by that of his contemporaries, Berlioz and Bizet, but these symphonies demonstrate the need for a reassessment. Symphony No. 1 is a refined, elegant French interpretation of a Viennese symphony, offset by a wistful, pensive Scherzo movement. His Symphony No. 2 is more elaborate and ambitious, particularly in the scoring for wind instruments.
Chandos: CHAN9607
Vanhal: Symphonies in G Minor / D Major / C Minor


Johann Baptist Vanhal was a contemporary of Mozart, and, though he is far less remembered, his works demonstrate robust creativity and are clearly the product of a uniquely talented mind. Check out the delicately beautiful oboe in the Adagio from the Symphony in G minor with softly plucked strings supporting.
Naxos / American Classics: 8.559317
Schuman, W.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5 / Judith (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


Here we have two symphonies from American composer William Schuman, including Symphony No. 3 with roots in baroque forms, and his tour-de-force for strings, Symphony No. 5. Though popular in America, these works have never received much international attention. Here, Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony demonstrate why that should change.


Our Featured Label of the Week: Zig-Zag Territoires -- Take 20% off the entire label this weekend only. Offer good through September 15.

Zig-Zag Territoires
The Parisian classical label Zig-Zag Territoires, founded in 1997, continues to fulfill its quest for artistic excellence, both musically and aesthetically. From the late sonatas of Beethoven played by Alexei Lubimov to Myth of Tristan and Yseut, these beautifully presented and performed recordings are a triumph of quality. (read more)
Chamber Music - Gubitsch, T. / Mienniel, J. / Piazzolla, A. / Peirani, V. (Tanguillo) (Peirani, Salque)

ZZT322
Chamber Music - Gubitsch, T. / Mienniel, J. / Piazzolla, A. / Peirani, V. (Tanguillo) (Peirani, Salque)
Beethoven, L. van: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Belcea Quartet) - Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14

ZZT315
Beethoven, L. van: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Belcea Quartet) - Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14
Mozart, W.A.: Pieces for 2 Fortepianos - Sonata, K. 448 / Larghetto and Allegro / Adagio and Fugue / Piano Quartet No. 2 (Lubimov, Martynov)

ZZT306
Mozart, W.A.: Pieces for 2 Fortepianos - Sonata, K. 448 / Larghetto and Allegro / Adagio and Fugue / Piano Quartet No. 2 (Lubimov, Martynov)
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This Week's Free Track:

Recorder Concertos - Graupner, C. / Scheibe, J.A. / Graun, J.G. (Royal Recorder Concertos) (Roed, Arte dei Suonatori) Overture (Suite) in F Major, GWV 447 - VII. Plaisanterie
Track no. 6 (00:04:27)

From the album:
Recorder Concertos - Graupner, C. / Scheibe, J.A. / Graun, J.G. (Royal Recorder Concertos) (Roed, Arte dei Suonatori)
Dacapo: 6.220630

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