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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.
“This London-based label, dedicated to unearthing hitherto obscure music, never fails to fascinate, and occasionally offers true revelations.” —Fanfare
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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.
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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 over 200 CDs in the catalogue with, in the pipeline, recordings of music by Alkan, Auric, Bacevičius, Beck, Adolf Busch, Cotter Nixon, Dayas, Ernst, Farwell, Farkas, Juon, Hasse, Karayev, John Kinsella, Krenek, Loder, David Matthews, Nanino, Nenov, Nieminen, O’Brien, Raykhelson, Reicha, Sabaneyev, Sarro, Sekles, Shebalin, Tartini, Matthew Taylor, Telemann, Tomasi, Vladigerov, Robin Walker, Weinberg 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.
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The Toccata Classics Catalogue
(Most recent CDs at the top; click on the covers for more details or to buy)