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Classics for Pleasure

The nation's favourite budget CD label.

Launched in 1970, Classics for Pleasure soon became the biggest-selling and best-loved UK classical budget label.

The CFP mantra was always the same - make top quality recordings of the most popular classical music, played by the best British artists and orchestras...and then sell them at a price that makes them accessible to all.

Classics for Pleasure soon became the first port of call for newcomers to classical music who appreciated the quality and affordability of the recordings and the new musical world that opened out before them. Indeed, an amazing number of music lovers say their first-ever classical LP was a Classics for Pleasure one!

We are pleased to say that CFP has again been making new recordings as well as continuing its fascinating reissue programme. Already available are discs from Tasmin Little, John Lill and Natalie Clein, with plenty more to come. Visit us regularly to keep up with what is going on.

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  • 2 CDs

    Original price ($10.00) Reduced price $8.00

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  • Dmitri Alexeev (piano)

    English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields & Philadelphia Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, Sir Neville Marriner & Jerzy Maksymiuk

    Shostakovich's piano concertos were written under very different circumstances, yet together they contain some of the composer's most cheerful and enlivening music. The First, with its wealth... More…

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    Original price ($8.00) Reduced price $6.75

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  • Robert Donat (speaker) & Richard Baker (speaker)

    New Philharmonia Orchestra & Philharmonia Orchestra, Alan Rawsthorne & Raymond Leppard

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    Original price ($8.00) Reduced price $6.75

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  • Ileana Cotrubas (Leïla), Alain Vanzo (Nadir), Guillermo Sarabia (Zurga) & Roger Soyer (Nourabad)

    Georges Prêtre

    Bizet's score was posthumously mucked around with, and this 1977 recording was the first reliable edition. Fine singing from Cotrubas and Nadir. More…

    2 CDs

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  • Tasmin Little & Martin Roscoe

    Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi, Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Richard Studt, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, Vasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse

    An admirable and enterprising collection. In the two works for violin and piano, Tasmin Little holds the listener's attention by the intensity of her commitment and the powerful projection of... More…

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  • Philippa Davies (flute)

    Chilingirian Quartet & Markus Klinko & ensemble

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  • 19 of your favourite choral classics

    Thomas Allen (bass-baritone), Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Gerald English (vocals), Robert Tear (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (double bass), Heather Harper (soprano), Sir George Thalben-Ball (organ), Uwe Heilmann (tenor), Jean Rigby (alto vocals), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Barbara Hendricks (soprano),...

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  • (Creation sung in English)

    Heather Harper, Pamela Bowden, Alexander Young & John Shirley-Quirk

    Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields & English Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks

    2 CDs

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  • Elsie Morison/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, George Baker/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, James Milligan/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Peter Gellhorn (director), Elsie Morison (soprano), George Baker (baritone,...

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