Thursday, 17 March 2011

Happy St Patricks Day!

A very Happy St Patrick's Day to you all. It has been 80 years since Ireland held its first St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. The Classical Shop has Irish inspired music to help your celebrations go with a swing such as the traditional folk music on the Gift of Music label Folk Music of Ireland or on the CORO label Acoustic Ireland. The Music and Media label has an album which was launched on 17 March 2009 and contains arrangement of traditional works. If your musical preferences lean towards more classical fare, then perhaps you would enjoy works by composers who were influenced by Ireland itself, such as Harty's Irish Symphony or Stanford's Irish Symphony & Rhapsody - a selection can be seen here

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The premiere of Verdi’s Ernani took place today at La Fenice Theatre in Venice, Italy in 1844. Ernani was the first opera to be recorded in its entirety taking up 40 single-sided discs in 1904! Luckily we have a version available here on the Classical Shop that is available in one download.  Click here to find out more CHAN 3052

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


8 March 1903 – saw the premiere of George Enescu’s work Romanian Rhapsody Op 11 in Bucarest, Romania. We have several examples of this work on the Pristine Audio label PA 087 , Marco Polo MP 3146 and on the Chandos label CHAN 6625 .  If you haven't heard these works before why not give them a try?

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Today in 1875 the premiere of George Bizet's opera Carmen took place at tje Opéra-Comique in Paris. Rather disappointly for Bizet, it was at the time, not considered to be a huge sucess. Just three months later Bizet dies of a heart attack and did see his work become one of the world's bestloved operas.

The Classical Shop has several recordings of this fine opera, so why not have a look at the selection we have available?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

25% off of selected Film Music Titles on the Classical Shop

The Classical Shop has a large and varied selection of Film and TV Music and we are currently offering 25% off of selected titles. So take advantage of this now, as this offer is only available for a limited period!