Sources of CDs

Sources of CDs


Even though a number of constant features are to be found in Zelenka's works – as in those of his contemporaries – no two of his twenty masses are alike. (Wolfgang Horn)


Below is a short list of suppliers of Zelenka CDs online. All accept credit card payments and all have so-called secure servers. Most of these outlets (especially the top few) have been used regularly by fans of Zelenka and classical music lovers with excellent results over a number of years in terms of responsiveness, delivery time, care taken in packaging, etc.; however, all outlets have been used at one point or another and so should be reliable.

The availability of a particular CD at a particular outlet may vary from week to week, so it is worth checking regularly.

It should be noted that Discover Zelenka is not affiliated with any of the outlets listed below. If you wish to be included as a reliable supplier of Zelenka CDs, please feel free to send an e-mail and your request will be considered.

JPC (www.jpc.de): A German outlet with an excellent selection of recordings and efficient worldwide shipping. Very good packaging. Zelenka CDs on Thorofon, among others, can be obtained from here.

Presto Classical (www.prestomusic.com): Another excellent source of Zelenka recordings with generally useful information on the music/recording, accurate information on availability, and ability to explore recordings of a given work. Very good packaging. UK-based but ships worldwide efficiently. Presto Classical also offers CD-quality FLAC (and MP3) downloads, which is extremely useful for out-of-print CDs that are only available digitally.

CDmusic.cz (www.cdmusic.cz): Good source of more difficult-to-obtain Czech CDs such as Lyra da Camera. Reasonable prices and very good packaging.

ARTA (www.arta.cz): Official worldwide distributor of Nibiru recordings, together with online shop.

Amazon.com (www.amazon.com): General selection of recent CDs (but limited information about tracks) and ability to purchase older recordings (used) through the Amazon Marketplace. Not all CDs advertised are in stock. CDNOW is integrated with Amazon.com.

CD Universe (www.cduniverse.com): General selection of recent CDs; good information about individual tracks/works.

Berkshire Record Outlet (www.broinc.com): American outlet with a very limited number of deletions and overstocked items at remarkably low prices. Some cases and cover notes have small nicks taken out of them, which doesn't affect the CDs.

Barnes and Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com): Fair selection. Good track information.


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