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Welcome to Toccata Classics

Welcome to Toccata Classics, the label dedicated to producing recordings of the vast amount of top-notch classical music that the concert halls and major record companies are ignoring. We bring you revelations from the staggering quantity of good music that doesn't otherwise get heard, from obscure Baroque cantatas via overlooked Romantic symphonies to composers once hidden behind the Iron Curtain.

Join the Toccata Discovery Club to explore the hidden gems of music – and save money as you do so!

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The Toccata Discovery Club brings you big discounts on all the recordings in the Toccata Classics catalogue, both new and earlier releases — in your choice of CDs or downloads, as you prefer — and all the books in the Toccata Press catalogue. The £20 annual subscription to the Discovery Club brings you a stonking £5.00 off CDs, £2.00 off album downloads and 25% off books — all delivered post-free anywhere in the world. Not only that: as soon as you join, you can choose two CDs from the Toccata Classics catalogue or a Toccata Press book entirely free (stocks permitting). There's no minimum purchase, and you're not sent anything you haven't asked for. Click here or on the Discovery Club tab for more details and to join.

John Mauceri, New Patron of Toccata Classics

John Mauceri

We are delighted to announce that John Mauceri has joined the distinguished panel of Patrons of Toccata Classics, who lend their prestigious support to the Toccata Classics mission. Like his fellow Patron, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John is also a Toccata Classics artist, with the complete original version of Korngold’s incidental music to Much Ado about Nothing and, now, a major release of film music for Alfred Hitchcock (some of the works in his own new editions) to his credit and another major project in the pipeline.

Martin Anderson, Toccata Classics

New and Recent Releases

(Click on the covers for more details or to buy)

Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Complete Vianna da Motta Transcriptions C. P. E. Bach: Spiritual Songs [in progress, digital download available] Ján Cikker: Piano Music François Couperin: Music for Two Harpsichords, Volume One Maurice Emmanuel: Chamber Music and Songs [in progress, digital download available] Ferenc Farkas: Orchestral Music, Volume Two
Arthur Farwell: Piano Music, Volume Two Alexander Grechaninov: Complete Music for Viola and Piano Fernando Lopes-Graça: Complete Music for String Quartet and Piano, Volume One Mozart by Arrangement, Volume Two Nikolai Peyko: Complete Piano Music, Volume One Marcos António Portugal: Choral Music
Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music, Volume One Harold Shapero: Piano Music [in progress, digital download available] Richard Stöhr: Chamber Music, Volume One Mieczysław Weinberg: Music for Orchestra Malcolm Williamson: Organ Music Amy Woodforde-Finden: The Oriental Song-Cycles

What is Toccata Classics?

Toccata Classics is a label dedicated to producing recordings of the huge amount of top-notch classical music that the concert halls and major record companies are ignoring. We make a point of seeking out interesting composers from less familiar musical cultures and from all periods, in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in central and eastern Europe, Russia and further afield.

Toccata Classics was launched in 2005 to bring you these forgotten gems. We now have around 100 CDs in the catalogue with, in the pipeline, recordings of music by Alkan, Alnæs, Ashton, Adolf Busch, Enescu, Ernst, Farwell, von Hannenheim, Glanville-Hicks, Grigoriu, Kerem, Kornauth, León, Lyatoshynsky, David Matthews, Oppel, Buxton Orr, Peyko, Rameau, Ramey, Reicha, Röntgen, Sekles, Shebalin, Tartini, Matthew Taylor, Telemann, Vladigerov, Wagner, Weinberg, Woyrsch and many more.

The journey on which Toccata Classics is launched might never end, but it will be an exciting voyage of discovery nonetheless. And we hope that you will want to come on board for the ride. That's where the Toccata Discovery Club comes in. In the first place this music is being discovered for people like you (and then, of course, for audiences further afield, we hope). When you join the Discovery Club, you get instant access to everything we do at a considerable discount, and you'll be able to buy each new CD — at a discount, of course — long before it comes into the shops. We want you to share our sense of excitement as each new recording is made and our anticipation as it nears release.

It works both ways, too. We want Toccata Classics to be an interactive label. You might know of some composer whose work is not yet on CD but deserves an audience. So tell us! We are keen to have your suggestions and we need your support.

Martin Anderson
Toccata Classics

The Toccata Classics Bestseller!

Toccata Classics is proud to present two of the world’s most important musicians, Josef Suk and Vladimir Ashkenazy (both of them patrons of the label) in a landmark recording: 30 Dvořák songs in transcriptions for violin/viola by Josef Suk himself, the composer’s great-grandson – an hour of gorgeous ‘new’ music by one of the world’s major musical figures.

‘a real gem. Suk and Ashkenazy deliver unspeakably lovely performances. This is a recording to return to again and again’

James Jolly, GramophoneEditor’s Choice

The Toccata Classics Catalogue

(Most recent CDs at the top; click on the covers for more details or to buy)

[in progress, digital download available] Ján Cikker: Piano Music [in progress, digital download available] Richard Stöhr: Chamber Music, Volume One [in progress, digital download available] Ferenc Farkas: Orchestral Music, Volume Two Marcos António Portugal: Choral Music François Couperin: Music for Two Harpsichords, Volume One Mieczysław Weinberg: Music for Orchestra
Julius Röntgen: Chamber Music, Volume One Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Complete Vianna da Motta Transcriptions Amy Woodforde-Finden: The Oriental Song-Cycles Harold Shapero: Piano Music Nikolai Peyko: Complete Piano Music, Volume One Fernando Lopes-Graça: Complete Music for String Quartet and Piano, Volume One
Mozart by Arrangement, Volume Two Malcolm Williamson: Organ Music Maurice Emmanuel: Chamber Music and Songs C. P. E. Bach: Spiritual Songs Alexander Grechaninov: Complete Music for Viola and Piano Arthur Farwell: Piano Music, Volume Two
Gerard Schurmann: Chamber Music Volume Two Heino Eller: Complete Piano Music, Volume Five Nikolai Tcherepnin: Songs Igor Raykhelson: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto Anton Reicha: Complete String Quartets, Volume Two Otto Malling: Organ Music
Paul Ben-Haim: Chamber Music Ferenc Farkas: Orchestral Music, Volume One Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Complete Keyboard Music, Volume Three André Tchaikowsky: Music for Piano, Volume One Philip Spratley: Orchestral Music, Volume Two Henri Hardouin: Complete Four-Part a cappella Masses, Volume One
Anatoly Alexandrov: Piano Music, Volume One Sergei Lyapunov: Piano Music John Pickard: Chamber Music Volume Two Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Recueils de Chants, Volume Two Mieczysław Weinberg: Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume Two Friedrich Cerha: Music for Violin and Piano and Solo Violin
Philip van Wilder: Complete Sacred Music Chansons Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music, Volume Four Adolf Busch: Chamber Music, Volume One Heino Eller: Complete Piano Music, Volume Four Giuseppe Tartini: 30 Sonate piccole, Volume Two Giacomo Facco: Pensieri Adriarmonici: Concerti à cinque, Volume One
Ronald Center: Instrumental and Chamber Music, Volume One Sándor Veress: Complete Music for String Quartet Jeronimas Kačinskas: Chamber and Instrumental Music Gustavo Leone: String Quartets David Matthews: Music for Solo Violin, Volume One Oleg Komarnitsky: Chamber and Instrumental Music
Matthew Taylor: Symphony No. 2, Viola Concerto Michael Alec Rose: Chamber and Solo Works for Strings and Horn Leo Ornstein: Piano Music, Volume Two Petr Eben: Chamber Music for Oboe Théodore Gouvy: Sérénades for Flute and Strings Judith Bingham: Piano Music
Ernst Mielck: Orchestral and Choral Works Mihkel Kerem: Orchestral and Chamber Music Luis Carlos Figueroa: Orchestral and Chamber Music Boris Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky: Romances for Low Voice and Piano Anton Reicha: Complete String Quartets, Volume One Heino Eller: Complete Piano Music, Volume Three
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Much Ado about Nothing Bohuslav Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Volume One Theodor Grigoriu: Byzantium after Byzantium Georg Philipp Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume Five David Matthews: Music for Piano Egon Kornauth: Piano Music, Volume One
Phillip Ramey: Piano Music, Volume Four: 1959–2011 Wagner: Transcriptions for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One Mystery Variations on Giuseppe Colombi’s Chiacona Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Recueils de Chants, Volume One Bernhard Sekles: Chamber Music Matthew Taylor: String Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 7
Franz Liszt: Complete Symphonic Poems, transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume Two Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music, Volume Three Giuseppe Tartini: 30 Sonate piccole, Volume One Jean Françaix: Music for String Orchestra Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Sappho Algernon Ashton: Music for Cello and Piano, Volume One
Vissarion Shebalin: Orchestral Music, Volume One Arthur Farwell: Piano Music, Volume One Eyvind Alnæs: Songs to Texts by Heine, Burns and Scandinavian Poets Buxton Orr: Chamber Music for Strings Jānis Mediņš: 24 Dainas (Preludes) Alexander Tcherepnin: Piano Music 1913–61
Peeter Süda: Complete Organ Music Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Complete Keyboard Music, Volume Two Vladas Jakubėnas: Chamber and Instrumental Music John Pickard: Chamber Music Leo Ornstein: Piano Music, Volume One David Braid: Chamber and Instrumental Music
The Unknown Enescu, Volume One: Music for Violin Nikolai Korndorf: Complete Music for Cello David Matthews: Complete String Quartets, Volume Two Percy Sherwood: Complete Works for Cello and Piano Riccardo Malipiero: Complete Music for Solo Piano Ernst Krenek: Music for Chamber Orchestra
Brahms by Arrangement, Volume One Mihkel Kerem: Violin Sonatas Myroslav Skoryk: Music for Violin and Piano Heino Eller: Complete Piano Music, Volume Two Hans Gál: Music for Cello Vytautas Bacevičius: Piano Music, Volume One
Gerard Schurmann: Music for Violin and Piano Igor Raykhelson: Viola Concerto; Violin Concerto Georg Philipp Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume Four Karel Reiner: Music for Cello Dmitry Shostakovich: Songs for the Front Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume Two
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Volume Two Joaquín Nin-Culmell: Symphonie des Mystères Heino Eller: Complete Piano Music, Volume One John McCabe: Farewell Recital Sergei Vasilenko: Complete Music for Viola and Piano Phillip Ramey: Piano Music, Volume Three: 1960–2010
Vissarion Shebalin: The Complete A Cappella Choral Cycles Shostakovich: Complete Music for Piano Duo and Duet, Volume One Bach: The Complete Karg-Elert Organ Transcriptions Nikolai Tcherepnin: Piano Music Mario Lavista: Complete String Quartets Reinhard Oppel: Piano Music, Volume One
Georg Philipp Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume Three Eyvind Alnæs: Piano Music Leone Sinigaglia: Chamber Music Havergal Brian: Orchestral Music, Volume One Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Volume One Beethoven by Arrangement, Volume One
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets John Gardner: Music for Brass and Organ Günter Raphael: Music for Violin Mieczysław Weinberg: Complete Violin Sonatas, Volume One Algernon Ashton: Piano Music, Volume One Salomon Jadassohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1–3
Anatoly Lyadov: Complete Piano Music, Volume One David Matthews: Complete String Quartets, Volume One Alfred Schnittke: Discoveries Friedrich Gernsheim: The Two Piano Quintets Ferdinand Thieriot: Chamber Music, Volume One Franz Liszt: Complete Symphonic Poems, transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One
Dvořák: ‘Songs My Great-Grandfather Taught Me’ Alexander Prior: Velesslavitsa, Concerto for Piano, Two Violins and Cello Hugh Wood: Chamber Music Krzysztof Meyer: Complete Works for Cello and Piano Philip Spratley: Music for String Orchestra Georg Philipp Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume Two
Arthur Hartmann: Miniatures and Transcriptions for Violin and Piano Bellerofonte Castaldi: Battaglia d’amore Boris Tchaikovsky: Song-Cycles and Chamber Music Marko Tajčević: The Complete Piano Music Choral Songs in honour of Her Majesty Queen Victoria Russian Settings of Robert Burns
Gareth Walters: Song-Cycles and Chamber Music Mieczysław Weinberg: Complete Songs, Volume One Alexander Goldenweiser: Piano Music, Volume One Donald Francis Tovey: Chamber Music, Volume One Herman Galynin: Piano Music, Volume One Harri Vuori: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
Phillip Ramey: Piano Music, Volume Two, 1966–2007 Benjamin Lees: Piano Music, 1947–2005 Robin Milford: Piano Music and Songs Charles–Valentin Alkan: Organ Works, Volume Two Igor Raykhelson: Jazz Suite and other works Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Complete Keyboard Music, Volume One
Balakirev and Russian Folksong Veljo Tormis: Works for Men’s Voices Schubert and his Circle John Joubert: Song-Cycles and Chamber Music Ester Mägi: Orchestral Music Vytautas Bacevičius: Orchestral Music
Pēteris Plakidis: Music for String Orchestra Julius Burger: Orchestral Music Georg Philipp Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume One Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev: Piano Concerto, Music for solo Piano Phillip Ramey: Piano Music, Volume One, 1961–2003 Josef Mysliveček: Music for Strings, Volume One
Sir Donald Tovey: Cello Concerto, Air for strings, Elegiac Variations Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger: Libro secondo d’arie Ferenc Farkas: Complete Wind Quintets Sir Donald Tovey: Symphony in D, The Bride of Dionysus: Prelude Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko: Piano Music Volume One Charles–Valentin Alkan: Organ Works, Volume One
Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Volume One Havergal Brian: Songs for baritone and piano, Legend for violin and piano Heinrich von Herzogenberg: Piano Music Georg von Bertouch: Trio Sonatas and pieces from The Music Book of Jacob Mestmacher Matthew Taylor: Chamber Music, Music for Brass
Sir Donald Tovey: Cello Concerto, Air for strings, Elegiac Variations John Gardner: Music for Brass and Organ Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Sappho Sándor Veress: Complete Music for String Quartet C. P. E. Bach: Spiritual Songs