Amoeba Hollywood Classical Event: 12/3

Posted by Rubin Meisel, November 22, 2011 04:26pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba has purchased a large Classical collection from a well-known collector. This unique collection has many thousands of rare Classical CDs and LPs along with many collectable soundtracks. This is without doubt the finest collection of Classical Music that Amoeba Hollywood has ever acquired. Collection will be highlighted in our classical music department through 12/31!
  • Thousands of titles 
  • Rare Classical labels, including Hyperion, Chandos, Lyrita, Naxos, Marco Polo, Dutton and many others.
  • Enormous range of composers particularly those that are hard to find. Special emphasis on Romantic and 20th century mainstream composers along with an array of film composers.
  • Collection is in pristine mint to near mint condition
  • Significant amount of CDs are currently not in print
  • Many rare soundtracks from private labels
  • Competitively priced

Any questions regarding the collection should be sent to

Here is a sampling of the items available for sale in this Classical collection. See more titles available from this collection in our Classical Buy Stuff section on

Stokowski Stokowski/Houston Symphony
Gliere: Symphony No. 3/Loeffler: A Pagan Poem (CD)
EMI Classics

Leopold Stokowski’s brilliant Capitol 1957 recordings of Gliere’s "Ilya Morametz Symphony," along with Loeffler’s "Pagan Poem." These are early stereo audiophile treasures that were used to test the mettle of early tube stereo systems.

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Klemperer Legacy Philharmonia Orchestra/New Philharmonica Orchestra
The Klemperer Legacy: Mahler/Wagner/Strauss (CD)
EMI Classics

Mahler’s "Symphony 9" in a great recording by Mahler disciple Otto Klemperer along with equally profound recordings of Strauss’s "Metamorphosen" and Wagner’s "Sigfried Idyll" played by the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.  

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Bamert/BBC Philharmonic
Dohnanyi: Symphony No. 2/Symphonic Minutes (CD)

Erno von Dohnyani was a brilliant composer/Pianist from the late romantic era whose work should be better known. This Chandos recording of "Second Symphony" and "Symphonic Minutes" are true finds as conducted by Matthias Bamert.  

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Jericho Jericho
Soundtrack (CD)

Two almost unknown TV soundtracks: Jericho, one of the rarest of Jerry Goldsmith scores from a failed 1985 series; and a very rare John Williams score from a 1966 Sci- Fi pilot The Ghostbreaker when he still was professionally known as Johnny Williams (his "Lost in Space" period).

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We have aquired a number of the Classic Recordings label Audiophile LP reissues of RCA Famed "Shaded Dog" recordings from the early days of stereo.
Shostakovich Shostakovich
The Age Of Gold Ballet Suite / Symphony No. 1
[Living Stereo] (LP)
RCA Victor

Jean Martinon’s highly sought 1958 recording of Shostakovich "Symphony # 1" and "Age of Gold Suite."  

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Strauss Waltzes Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Strauss Waltzes (LP)
RCA Victor

The most famous of the "Shaded Dogs" are conducted by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony. One of the rarer ones is "Strauss Waltzes" from 1961.  

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