ArkivMusic.Com is offering Super Audio CDs from Albany Records for only $9.99 each through Sunday, September 10th at Midnight. The offer also includes the balance of the label’s catalog as well. This is a savings of $7 per disc. Albany Records is a division of Albany Music Distribution which not only handles the company’s namesake Classical Music label Albany Records but also distributes a number of small and independent labels.
Albany Records describes the music in its catalog as Classical Music that is “off the beaten path” and focuses on American Composers of Classical Music. The label has issued several Hybrid Stereo and Hybrid Surround Sound SACDs of Classical Music over the last few years. Catalog Super Audio CD titles from the label that are on sale for the $9.99 price at ArkivMusic.Com include:
Albany Records – Catalog Surround Sound SACD
- Lloyd: Cello Concerto, Orchestral Suite No. 1 from The Serf – Anthony Ross, David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-458)
Albany Records – Catalog Stereo SACDs
- Lloyd: Fourth Symphony “Arctic” – George Lloyd, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-498)
- Harris: Symphony No. 2, Gould: Symphony No. 3 – David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-515)
- Schuman: Credendum, Symphony No. 4, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra – John McCabe, Piano with David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-566)
- Lopatnikoff: Festival Orchestra, Helps: Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra, Kurka: Symphony No. 2, Thomson: Filling Station – David Alan Miller, Alan Feinberg, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-591)
- Gould: Symphony No. 2, Gabriel Ian Gould: Watercolors, Steven Stucky: Son et Lumiиre, Harbison: Cello Concerto – David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-605)
Three New Albany Surround Sound SACDs Included
In addition to the earlier Hybrid Stereo and Hybrid Surround Sound Super Audio CDs from Albany Records, the sale at ArkivMusic.Com includes the three Surround Sound SACDs that have been released by the label this year. One interesting note about these releases is that they are being presented in DigiPaks rather than the CD Jewel Boxes that were used in past Albany Records releases.
The first Surround Sound SACD features recordings of Symphony No. 7, The Alamo and Portrait of a Frontier Town by American Composer Don Gillis whose compositions feature western music themes. The second Surround Sound SACD is part of a series of Super Audio CD recordings of Symphonies by George Lloyd – in this instance Lloyd’s Symphony No. 11. The most recent of the Surround Sound SACD features marimba player Nathaniel Bartlett performing compositions by Philip Glass, Allan Schindler, Greg Wilder, Augusta Read Thomas and Steve Reich.
- Lloyd: Symphony No. 11 – George Lloyd, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-060)
- Gillis: Symphony No. 7, The Alamo and Portrait of a Frontier Town – Ian Hobson, Sinfonia Varsovia (Albany TROY-833)
- Precipice: Modern Percussion – Nathaniel Bartlett (Albany TROY-855)Next SACD From Albany Records
The next Super Audio CD from Albany Records will be a re-release of a recording of George Lloyd’s Symphony Nos. 1 and 12 performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer, George Lloyd. This SACD is due out on September 5th. Even though it is not available yet, the ArkivMusic web site is offering it at the $9.99 sale price.
- Lloyd: Symphony Nos. 1 and 12 – George Lloyd, Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany TROY-032)A Look at the ArkivMusic.Com Web Site
ArkivMusic.Com is a web site based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania that specializes in Classical Music. According to the staff at ArkivMusic.Com, “ArkivMusic specializes in the efficient delivery of the broadest selection of Classical Music titles in the U.S., direct to the consumer. There are currently over 65,000 CD, DVD, SACD and DVD Audio titles in the ArkivMusic database, shipping from over a dozen distribution centers around the country. This distribution network allows ArkivMusic to have more titles in stock every day than any other online retailer, assuring the most expeditious delivery and largest selection of Classical Music. At ArkivMusic, we take a lot of the guesswork out of finding music by letting you click down a logical and well-categorized path to the works and recordings that you want.”