Good news for music lovers who love the touch of a CD, its shimmer and the prospect of leaving an archive as a legacy for posterity.
To complement the world of music streams and on-demand consumption, Universal Music Australia introduces Classics Direct – an online retailer specialising in classical and jazz music CDs, DVDs, Bluray and vinyl products.
The launch of Classics Direct coincides with the disappearance of specialist classical retail suppliers in Australia, and the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis which has changed the way we live and shop. Classics Direct delivers to the door.
First estalished in 1993, Classics Direct was acquired by Universal Music Australia in 2017 and has since operated as an online platform, offering the world’s greatest labels, among them Deutsche Grammophon, Decca Records, Decca Classics, ABC Classic, ECM, Blue Note, Verve and Eloquence Classics. A regular printed catalogue is also available for consumers to order via mail.
Classics Direct is also the home of veteran broadcaster Graham Abbott’s illuminating podcast series ‘Classics Unlocked’ – an educational series exploring some of the classical music ‘greats’, highlighting recordings available to purchase from Classics Direct. As well, Deutsche Grammophon’s informative video podcasts are available to watch, in which the great baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau discusses his most memorable opera roles. There is also exclusive merchandise, such as the Classic 100 Beethoven Tote Bag, available to those who pre-order the set ahead of radio ABC Classic’s annual countdown taking place over the June long weekend.
You can follow Classics Direct on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.