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Accent

Accent is a Belgian record label presenting classical music from the late Middle Ages to the 20th Century, with a principal focus on 17th- and 18th-century works. The Accent catalogue includes many highly-prized recordings and boasts an impressive roster of outstanding performers, including Luc Devos (fortepiano), Paul Dombrecht (oboe), Roel Dieltiens (violoncello), Rene Jacobs (countertenor), Konrad Junghanel (lute), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord), Sigiswald Kuijken (violin, viola da gamba), Barthold Kuijken (flute), Wieland Kuijken (violoncello, viola da gamba), Marcel Ponseele (oboe), Raphaella Smits (guitar), Liuwe Tamminga (organ), Jos Van Immerseel (fortepiano), Erik Van Nevel with Currende, La Petite Bande, La Colombina, Concerto Palatino.
Accentus Music

Accentus Music produces high profile concert and opera recordings, feature-length documentaries and portraits. DVD releases include productions featuring Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Evgeny Kissin, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and other leading artists. Both artistically and technically, Accentus Music meets the highest expectations of music lovers around the world.
Aeolus

Aeolus is a German record label specialising in Baroque music and music for organ. Its goal, and that of its artists, is to present superb interpretations performed on the most appropriate instruments. In order to achieve this, they often travel throughout Europe to record rare historical instruments in well-chosen venues with the best possible recording equipment. Aeolus SACDs are full compatibility with standard CD players and provide high-end stereo as well as surround sound.
Aeon

Founded by Kaisa and Damien Pousset in 2001, the catalogue is including today more than 120 albums. Our label is patiently pursuing an editorial approach based on developing two complementary collections: one, strictly contemporary, devoted to monographs on 20th- and 21st-century composers; the other, open to a broader repertoire, mainly medieval music, and based on the singularity of selected artists, thoroughly involved with the life of the label.
Alia Vox

Since its creation in 1998 ALIA VOX has developed its role as the exclusive producer and publisher of all new recordings by Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Montserrat Figueras & Jordi Savall. The extraordinary success of ALIA VOX, with sales numbering more than 2.000.000 CDs and a large distribution network covering more than 45 countries around the world, has been possible thanks to an intense programme of concerts, together with a warm reception from the record-buying public and music critics alike.
Alpha

Alpha has been a noted reference in the world of classical music since its inception twelve years ago. Today, the label is broadening its horizons, welcoming outstanding new artists and opening its doors to an array of innovative projects.
Ambronay

For a quarter of a century, Ambronay’s Cultural Encounter Centre has been home to great musicians passionate about their art and in love with the special acoustic of its thousand year-old stone Abbey. Its CDs document outstanding performances from the annual Ambronay Festival.
Analekta

Analekta is Canada's largest independent classical music recording label. The label, which takes its name from the Greek word analekta, was founded in 1988 by the Canadian music industry manager and entrepreneur François Mario Labbé, C.Q., who remains its owner and president today.
Anima E Corpo

The soprano Raquel Andueza is the founder and director of this project together with the theorbist Jesús Fernández Baena. Between the two of them, they have managed to carry out a single goal by printing their own style and a different way of doing things: the Anima e Corpo record label.
Arcana

Founded in 1992 by the legendary Michel Bernstein, Arcana is devoted to the exploration of lesser-known composers from the Medieval to the beginning of the twentieth-century mostly focusing on Italian repertoire and interpreters.
ARC Music

ARC Music offers the largest and finest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the globe. Established in 1976, the repertoire contains over 700 recordings of ethnic music from over 100 countries and cultures. From African gospel, music of the North American Indians, Didgeridoo music from Australia, Punjabi Pop or Bhangra from India, Chinese Silk & Bamboo music, Middle Eastern percussion, music from Tahiti and much more; titles are available to suit every budget, from the high quality low price series, to the popular mid price range and deluxe collector’s items.
Ars Produktion

Ars Produktion was founded in 1987 with the aim of giving young up-and-coming artists and interesting performance programmes a musical home of their own. With this project the label founder, concert flautist Annette Schumacher, has fulfilled a long-standing dream after an active career in demand as a musician. Many Ars Produktion titles are released as Hybrid SACDs.
Audite

audite Musikproduktion is an independent classical music record label run by recording engineer Ludger Böckenhoff. Founded in Stuttgart in 1973, AUDITE merged with the Fermate label in 2000, relocating to Detmold in the process, where it is still based today.

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B Records

Live and Nothing Else. It is on this principle that B Records was born, a label dedicated exclusively to concerts.
Bel Air DVD

Outstanding classic and contemporary ballets and operas performed by some of Europe’s leading companies, such as the National Paris Opera, Bolshoi and Zurich Ballets, and featuring performers including Anne Sofie von Otter, Mireille Delunsch, Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, William Christie and Les Art Florissants, Mariinsky Ballet and Valery Gergiev to name a few.
belvedere

Founded in 2006 by renowned producer Francois Duplat and has developed the successful series Die Theater edition, which was the first label for theater and drama on DVD within the German speaking market. With its bouquet of awarded and high class releases the label has gained a significant position in the market for music and arts programmes.
Berlin Classics

The classical repertoire of BERLIN CLASSICS was established in 1993 and, with the extensive catalog of the former “Deutsche Schallplatten” label, covers around 80% of the standard repertoire. The catalog comprises outstanding productions featuring internationally renowned soloists, choirs, orchestras and conductors. Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Sanderling, Franz Konwitschny, Hermann Abendro...th, Günther Ramin, Peter Schreier, Ludwig Güttler, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Staatskapelle Dresden and Staatskapelle Berlin, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Leipzig and Berlin radio choirs, the Dresdner Kreuzchor and the Thomanerchor Leipzig are only a few of the artists included in this treasure comprising well over 2,000 catalog numbers.
Bis Records

The Swedish label BIS explores the unjustly neglected domains of music, travelling all over the world to make recordings, from concert halls in Singapore or São Paulo, to a church in the English countryside, a student chapel in Kobe or to Lahti's superb Sibelius Hall. BIS fosters works by women composers, is a highly respected ‘early music’ label (recording with, among others, Emma Kirkby, Dan Laurin, Bach Collegium Japan and London Baroque) as well as one of the liveliest contemporary music labels (with composers like Kalevi Aho, Christopher Rouse, Sally Beamish and James MacMillan).
BR Klassik

BR-Klassik is the label of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra, devoted to making concert performances more widely available on recordings of excellent quality.
Brilliant Classics

Brilliant Classics’s popular and critically acclaimed recordings have become industry trademarks. In addition to titles devoted to individual composers, such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninov and many more, the Brilliant Classics Opera Collection includes performances by such legends as Maria Callas, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Boris Christoff and Tito Gobbi, the Russian Archives presents artists such as Emil Gilels, Evgeny Kissin, David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter, and the Musica Sacra collection documents the most beautiful sacred works ever written.

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C Major

C Major DVD includes performances by Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli and other legendary classical music stars in more than 2,100 programs of music and art on film and TV formats. C Major Entertainment has distributes the unique UNITEL Catalogue.
Capella De Ministrers

Ever since its foundation in 1987, the Capella de Ministrers ensemble, directed by Carles Magraner, has developed an important investigative and musicological task in favour of the musical Spanish patrimony, from the medieval times up to the 19th century. The result transformed into musical testimony, brings together the perfection of three key factors: the historical rigor, the musical sensibility and, specially, an uncontrollable desire to communicate and they make us participants of these experiences.
Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe Music is the record label created in 2001 by the three founders of New York's legendary Bang on a Can Festival: composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Cantaloupe Music has made a massive impact in the new music community, and been recognised by critics and fans around the globe for its adventurous sounds. Its goal is to provide a home for "music that slips between the cracks." In its six-year history, Cantaloupe has repeatedly received ‘Top 10 of the Year’ accolades from publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), The Wire, the New Yorker,  the Washington Post, Mojo, Gramophone  and more. Its releases have also been featured on CNN, PitchforkMedia, NPR, PaperThinWalls, BBC, and other major tv/radio/online outlets. Through Cantaloupe Music, Bang on a Can continues its mission to spread the gospel of risk-taking new music. Bang on a Can -- dedicated to the work of composers across the entire aesthetic spectrum -- has created a home for musical inventors, misfits, and pioneers.
Capriccio

With a focus on German repertoire from Bach to Weill and Krenek, Capriccio’s distinguished artists include Christine Schafer, Rolando Villazon (on DVD), violist Tabea Zimmermann, Concerto Köln, Ton Koopman, Lotte Lenya, Emma Kirkby, Max Emanuel Cencic and other leading musicians from Europe. The label’s specialties range from the Baroque to modern German composers. Owned by Naxos, Capriccio is one of Germany’s finest labels with one of the richest back-catalogues available.
Carl Davis Collection

The American composer and conductor Carl Davis is best known for his wide variety of successful film and television scores. His own label presents a wide-ranging selection of his music, including music for ballet (Alice In Wonderland), film (Ben-Hur, The Understudy), TV (Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs Series 2), as well as concert pieces such as The Beatle for Orchestra.
Carus

Carus is one of the major music publishers in Germany, specialing in sacred choral music from all historical periods. Carus is a label that, instead of seeking mass appeal, sets high standards of interpretation and repertoire. Its Cds have won numerous awards, including Gramophone Editor's Choice, the MIDEM Classical Award, BBC Radio Critics disc of the Year, Diapason d'Or, the Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Prize and more.
Cedille

Cedille Chicago is dedicated to producing classical recordings of the highest quality featuring outstanding musicians from Chicago. Our purpose is to enhance the world's catalog of recorded music by sharing these artists’ explorations of new and under-represented compositions and documenting their important interpretations of standard repertoire. The extensive dissemination of our recordings is designed to bring our artists to a worldwide audience - thus enhancing their reputations and careers - and to benefit as great a listening public as possible.
Chandos

Chandos Records is one of the world's premiere classical music record companies, best known for its ground-breaking search for neglected musical gems. The company has pioneered the idea of the 'series' and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Parry and Walton with ongoing series of Grainger, Berkeley, Bridge, Film Music and Opera in English. Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards for its natural sound.
Château de Versailles

A private subsidiary of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles, Château de Versailles Spectacles’ mission is to perpetuate the tradition of shows and performing arts through exceptional events.

Louis XIV called to his court the most brilliant artists of his time and contributed to the advent of new styles. This royal setting fashioned by the arts was at the heart of the most splendid festivities.

True to its history, Château de Versailles continues today to be the backdrop for a rich cultural life and a great variety of events.

Shows and performances are programmed all year long in exceptional settings – open air shows, Versailles Fountains Shows , costume receptions – and a musical season at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel of Château de Versailles, with operas, concerts, theatre and ballets, interpreted by world-renowned artists.
Christopher Nupen Films

Christopher Nupen Films (Allegro™ Films) was formed in 1968, possibly the first truly independent television production company in the UK and one which has remained in the world-wide forefront of television music programming ever since. The hallmarks of these films are intimacy, exuberance and insights into musical experience that were previously the private preserve of the great musicians and their intimate friends.
Christophorus

The oldest German record label with a focus on "sacred music". It was founded in 1935 to bring religious content to the faithful by means of records and books, even during the Nazi regime. Today - more than seven decades later and the 75th anniversary in 2010 in sight - the label continues to focus on spiritual topics, with a particular interest in unknown works and historical interpretation.
Cincinnati Pops

The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra has a rich recording history dating back to 1917. In 2011, the CSO released the inaugural album on its new label, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Media, which was renamed Fanfare Cincinnati in December of 2011. The CSO has partnered with Naxos of America, Inc. to manufacture and distribute recordings.
Collegium Records

Collegium Records is the exclusive record label of John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers. John founded the label in 1984 to provide a home for definitive recordings of his own works, and to explore the riches of the choral repertoire.
Coro

Coro is the lively and successful record label of Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, and releases most of the ensemble’s new recordings. The label also features artists such as The Hilliard Ensemble, Elin Manahan Thomas and Sarah Connolly as well as a ‘Live’ series, a young artists focus and the Acoustic World collection of discs.
Coviello

Coviello is a boutique German label which nonetheless covers music from the Renaissance to modern times. Established names such as soprano Dorothee Mields and tenor Paul Agnew, new groups including Bennewitz Quartet, orchestras like the Aachen Symphony and Stuttgart Philharmonic and ensembles such as the Berlin Radio Choir, Capella de la Torre, Mannheim Brass Quintet, Capella Angelica and Lautten Compagney - and many more - are to be found here.
Cypres

An independent music label, based in Brussels. Founded in 1994, Cypres originally specialized in discographic publishing of contemporary and jazz music. Since 2005, its activities have diversified, opening up to early music as well as classical, romantic and modern periods.

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Dacapo

The Danish label dacapo has produced some 300 CD recordings in collaboration with the best Danish musicians, singers and composers, as well as international ensembles. Dacapo has received four Classical CD of the Year awards at the Danish Grammys and been nominated for countless other prestigious awards around the world. Dacapo exclusively records Danish music, from the compositions of the Middle Ages to brand new contemporary, jazz and experimental music, the quality of which has critics hailing a ‘New Danish Golden Age’.
Delphian

Formed in the year 2000, Delphian is widely recognised as one of the UK’s foremost independent classical record labels. In 2014 Gramophone Magazine awarded Delphian ‘Label of the Year’.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it was initially conceived to supplement the already rich artistic activities that take place in during its famous International Festival, Delphian now boasts a wide roster that includes some of the UK’s finest choirs, ensembles, singers and instrumental soloists.

Since the label’s inception, founder Paul Baxter has remained dedicated to curating a rich and engaging catalogue, embracing both the very early and the very recent. Premiere recordings feature strongly, as do lesser-known composers, and the label’s ongoing relationships with house artists demonstrates its commitment to nurturing artists’ development and exploring long-term ideas. Comprising repertoire ranging from pre-medieval times right up to the present day, the catalogue now numbers more than 200 titles, almost every one of which has been produced by Baxter himself. With a focus on song, choral, chamber and organ music, keyboard works (particularly using historically important instruments), and roots/folk projects with a Scottish accent, Delphian is internationally recognized for its innovative approach to programming and for its firm support of new music.
Divox

Founded in 1984, this label is based in Switzerland and produces top-notch classical music.
Dynamic

Dynamic is an independent recording company with its offices in Villa Quartana on the quiet Righi hill standing above Genoa. Its production embraces the entire field of classical music, but focuses chiefly on the immense heritage of Italian and European music of the eighteenth- and nineteenth centuries especially opera and violin works. Dynamic favours compositions in world-première recordings or works that stand outside the bounds of traditional repertoire.

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Ediciones Singulares

Specializes in the production of refined book-discs which put music in its historical, cultural and social context publisher. The collection "The writers and music" with six titles already published and new releases in preparation, has been our calling card in the Spanish publishing market, which has had an extremely positive reception. The quality of the object made, both in formal terms (originality in design, quality of materials, meticulous editorial work ...) and intellectual (texts commissioned from international experts, musical performances of the highest level, iconography from unfamiliar sources ...) is an essential aspect in the collections of this house, which is headquartered in the historic center of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.

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Farao

Founded a decade ago with the idea of shifting the artistic process of making a recording of music, from the planning stages, through the actual recording, editing and mixing right up to releasing the recording, completely into the hands of musicians.

Having as our aim the creation of a unique recording with its own artistic personality, we pay no regard to any chances of short-lived commercial success, or marketing schemes.

Rather, at the start of every new recording venture, there is one basic question: Is there a compelling reason why the recording should be made.

The advantages of being an independent recording company can also be seen in the areas of marketing and publicity – short channels, personal commitment and passion for the product.

Fontenay

FCI stands for Fontenay Classics International, a label that takes its name from the legendary Trio Fontenay, which has been present around the world from 1980-2000 and has left numerous CD recordings.

FCI was founded in 2009 in connection with the 1st International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg ICMC, in cooperation with the NDR the first prize winners, leading ensembles such as the Arcadia Quartet and the Saguaro Piano Trio, on CD to ban.

The great success was enough to spur the artist list of the label and so excellent recordings were made with Niklas Schmidt, John Chen, the Cavaleri Quartet and others.

Fuga Libera

With its catalogue of more than 80 titles, it is one of Belgium’s most lively and active labels. The catalogue reaches from the baroque to the romantic repertoire. Fuga Libera invests in the future by profiling itself explicitly as a platform for young musicians. Creative and durable collaborations with musicians who are at the beginning of their professional careers, as well as with musicians who already developed an international reputation form the heart and the soul of the label.

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Gimell

Gimell Records was founded in 1981 to record The Tallis Scholars. Its catalogue of more than thirty-five recordings has performed a pioneering role in the re-appraisal of unaccompanied sacred choral music of the 15th and 16th centuries. The consistently high artistic and technical standards achieved have been acknowledged by many prestigious record industry awards, including the Gramophone Record of the Year Award.
Glossa

Spain's internationally renowned label, widely considered the world's finest in early music, is based in San Lorenzo de El Escorial in the mountains near Madrid. Founded in 1992, its great names in early music and exclusive performers include Paolo Pandolfo (viol da gamba), the Gramophone Award-winning La Venexiana, the Orchestra of the 18th Century, and Le Concert Spirituel. Beautifully presented digipaks and cover art make this label one of the most highly praised and collected in classical music. One of Glossa’s most exciting ventures is the integral recording of the madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi.
Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne is recognised globally as one of the great opera houses. Its productions travel worldwide, are performed live in other opera houses, screened in cinemas from New York to Tokyo, and available on Glyndebourne Opera’s own label. Whether documenting historic or newly-minted productions, the Glyndebourne label has been critically acclaimed for its stunning live recordings of operas by Beethoven, Britten, Debussy, Donizetti, Dvorak, Handel, Humperdinck, Mozart, Prokofiev, Richard Strauss and Verdi.
Grand Piano

Grand Piano is a new premium label dedicated to the exploration of undiscovered repertoire for piano, including complete piano cycles of lesser known composers in exciting interpretations presenting by many of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming pianists.

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Haenssler Classics

The German label Haenssler Classic features a wide-ranging repertoire of music from Albinoni to Wagner, Bach to Boulez, Telemann to Tchaikovsky, and many more performed by artists, choirs, ensembles and orchestras from Britain, Europe, Israel and the USA such as Christophe Prégardien, Roger Norrington and the Stuttgart RSO, Gerhard Oppitz, Helmuth Rilling and the Stuttgart Bach Collegium, London Symphony Orchestra, Les Percussions de Strasbourg and many more.
Hallé

The Hallé is Britain's longest-established symphony orchestra, founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé in 1858.The Hallé CD label was relaunched in 2008 with two brand new releases including the critically acclaimed Dream of Gerontius with Sir Mark Elder, Paul Groves, Alice Coote, Bryn Terfel, the Hallé Choir and the Hallé Youth Choir. ‘However respectfully the Hallé honours its 150-year history, performances like this suggest that the golden era may be happening right now’ – The Guardian
Hat Hut Records

Swiss record company and label founded by Werner Xavier Uehlinger in 1974 that specializes in jazz and classical music. The name of the label comes from the artwork of Klaus Baumgartner. Huthut encompasses the labels hat ART, hatOLOGY, and hat NOIR.
Hyperion

Gramophone Label of The Year 2008. The repertoire available on the multi-award-winning Hyperion label, and its subsidiary label Helios, ranges across the entire spectrum of music – sacred and secular, choral and solo vocal, orchestral, chamber and instrumental – much of it is unique to Hyperion. The catalogue currently comprises nearly 1500 CDs, with approximately 80 new titles issued each year. Acclaimed artists include Angela Hewitt, Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Emma Kirkby and Australians Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet.

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ICA Classics

ICA CLASSICS is a division of the management agency International Classical Artists Ltd (ICA). The new label features both archive material from sources such as the BBC, WDR in Cologne and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (the LEGACY series), as well as performances from the agency’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world (the LIVE series). The majority of the recordings are enjoying their first commercial release.

The ICA Classics team have been instrumental in the success of many audio and audiovisual productions over the years including the origination of the DVD series The Art of Conducting, The Art of Piano and The Art of Violin; the archive based DVD series Classic Archive; co-production documentaries featuring artists such as Richter, Fricsay, Mravinsky and Toscanini; the creation of the BBC Legends archive label, launched in 1998 (now comprising more than 250 CDs), and the audio series Great Conductors of the 20th Century produced for EMI Classics.

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Kings College

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast since 1928.

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Lauda

Record label that releases and disseminates the musical recoveries and first-time recordings of La Grande Chapelle, concentrating on Spanish vocal music of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. The objective of the label is to provide quality products containing a high level of musical and musicological interest, from an independent standpoint.
Linn

We are an independent record label, combining a love of music with a passion for quality. We cover everything, from award-winning classical and jazz recordings, to the latest rock, pop and electronica. We capture the finest performances and let you download them to play in your home.

You can buy individual tracks or whole albums. Download them immediately from LinnRecords.com. Or choose between CD, Super Audio CD and vinyl, which you can buy from online stockists or your local retailer.

You can listen to samples from any album page on linnrecords.com or tune into our high quality web radio stations to listen to uninterrupted music randomly selected from our entire catalogue.

In 2010, we were proud to be awarded 'Label of the Year' by Gramophone. We've been producing music for nearly 30 years, so to be described as "the very model of a modern record company" was music to our ears.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Philharmonic Orchestra made its first recordings on 10 October 1932, just three days after its first public performance following its founding by Sir Thomas Beecham.  It has recorded and broadcast regularly ever since, and in 2005, established its own CD label. These CDs are unique: amongst them are archive recordings, studio recordings, live concert recordings and recordings of world-premiere performances. Repertoire encompasses music from the baroque to the present day; music for the concert hall, music for the opera house, and music for children. Conducted by the charismatic Vladimir Jurowski, the LPO tours Australia late 2009.
London Symphony Orchestra Live

LSO Live captures the world famous orchestra’s concert performances - the musicians choose what should be recorded and are involved throughout the production process. To date LSO Live has released 80 recordings with many of the world’s leading conductors including Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons and the late Mstislav Rostropovich. The label won its first Grammy awards in 2002 and since collected Classical Brit Awards, Gramophone Awards and numerous other international prizes.
Lyrita

From the 1960s to the 1990s, those with a taste for obscure English classical composers, or for the obscure works of the well-known ones, needed only one port of call: Lyrita Records. Founded in 1959 by Richard Itter, the label specialised in finding the great unknowns of our musical canon, and putting them before the public. It did so on vinyl LPs that became renowned both for the high standard of their pressings and their performances.

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Marco Polo

The original concept of the Marco Polo label was to bring to listeners unknown compositions by well-known composers. There was, at the same time, an ambition to bring the East to the West. Since then there have been many changes in public taste and in the availability of recorded music. Composers once little known are now easily available in recordings. Marco Polo, in consequence, has set out on further adventures of discovery and exploration.
Mariinsky

Launched in May 2009, draws on the theatre's rich legacy and historical ties to the Great Russian composers. It showcases the extraordinary talent within the theatre and orchestra, presenting new recordings of works that are both familiar and less well known to the widest possible audience.

Each recording is made using high-definition technology in the new Mariinsky Concert Hall, which has been widely acclaimed for its exceptional acoustic. Recording commenced in July 2008 during the annual White Nights Festival and are available on SACD from the Mariinsky label website and all good retailers. Downloads are available through this site as FLAC & MP3 files, and through all good digital music stores, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Music and eMusic.

Melodiya

Founded in 1964 to bring great performers and composers to their listeners in Russia and the world over, Melodiya is today a dynamic company. More than 60,000 recordings of classical music, jazz, applied and variety music provides a solid base for the young and ambitious team to shape a new Melodiya for the 21st Century.
Musique en Wallonie

Musique en Wallonie is a Francophone-Belgian classical music record label founded in 1971, dedicated to promoting awareness of Wallonia's musical heritage – both of Wallon composers and historical classical music recordings.
Musiques À La Chabotterie

Created in 2006 by the Vendée General council. Directed by Hugo Reyne. Each summer, a festival is held with the most famous Baroque ensemble.

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Naxos

The Gramophone Awards 2005 Label of the Year
More than 100 Editor’s Choices in Gramophone
More than 500 3-star ratings in The Penguin Guide
Naxos has revolutionised how classical music is presented and marketed around the world. Innovative strategies of recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled the label to develop one of the largest and fastest growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire available anywhere - currently more than 3000 titles - with state-of-the-art sound and consumer-friendly prices. The Naxos catalogue includes the following outstanding ranges:
Neue Meister

The Record Label NEUE MEISTER was founded in January 2016. Being a sub-label of classical label Berlin Classics, NM launches new music of living composers next to rarely old material reworked in an unheard and innovative way: trying new musical paths while keeping in mind the great repertoire that the classical world has to offer.
Nimbus

Nimbus Records boasts a substantial catalogue of premium quality classical, historical and world music titles. Its Grand Piano range includes highly praised recordings by the greatest pianists of all time. Prima Voce presents original recordings of the world’s greatest singers. Leading exponents of traditional music from around the world make Nimbus’s World Music range among the most fascinating available. Superb archival recordings of John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis and others feature on Nimbus’ jazz range.

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Obsidian

Obsidian Records seeks to illuminate the past and its music. Since its inception Obsidian has focused on music from the period c.1300-1750, including previously unrecorded repertoire and using new, unique scholarly editions. Packaging and booklet notes also bring new light and vision to some very exciting music.
Oehms Classics

Oehms is the brainchild of Dieter Oehms. After working for 35 years in the recording industry he created this independent label in 2003. It is the German label of the Australian conductor Simone Young and her Hamburg Philharmonic, who have recorded a landmark series of Bruckner symphonies in their original versions, and Wagner’s Die Walküre with Australian tenor Stuart Skelton. Other notable titles and artists include a charming operetta series with the Mörbisch Festival Orchestra, Pascal Rogé, and a series with James Levine documenting his time with the Munich Philharmonic.
Ondine

Part of Naxos’s collection of high-quality Scandinavian labels, Ondine has established itself as one of the most respected names in classical music, its products receiving numerous prizes at the Cannes (MIDEM) Classical Awards, the Gramophone Awards, the BBC Music Magazine Awards and the Classical Internet Awards. Ondine has released 400 carefully selected CDs, Hybrid SACDs and DVDs, with around 250 titles remaining in its active catalogue. Artists include legendary conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the renowned award-winning soprano Soile Isokoski.
Onyx

Premium quality artist-led label that keeps its catalogue focussed on quality rather than quantity, with around 12–15 new releases per year. We primarily record classical artists who already have world-wide profiles, many of whom had previous recording contracts with the ‘major’ labels, and who now wish to take more control of their recording careers.
Opus Arte DVD

Opus Arte has a substantial catalogue of outstanding opera and ballet productions from around the world. Owned by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the label also works closely with organisations such as the BBC, Glyndebourne, Bayerische Rundfunk (Germany), TVE (Spain) and NPS (Holland), Teatro Real (Madrid), Liceu (Barcelona), Opera de Paris, and Het Muziektheater (Amsterdam). Magnificent productions captured on DVD include several by the Paris Opera Ballet and Royal Opera House, with a selection now screening nationally in Palace Cinema’s World Opera and Ballet series.
Orchid Classics

Orchid Classics produces artist-focused recordings of the highest quality and artistic interest, and has received superlative reviews in major publications from music magazines to broadsheets. From the three volumes of The Golden Age of Hollywood featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Ralph Fiennes Reading Kipling, there are many treasures to be found here.
Orfeo

The German label Orfeo boasts an enormous catalogue of chamber music, choral works, opera, recitals and symphonic repertoire featuring great performances by leading soloists, string quartets, orchestras, the Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Vienna State Opera, as well as productions from the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals.

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Palazzetto Bru Zane

The vocation of the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de Musique Romantique Française is the rediscovery and international promotion of the French musical heritage of the long nineteenth century (1780-1920). Its interests range from chamber music to the orchestral, sacred and operatic repertories, not forgetting the lighter genres characteristic of the ‘esprit français’ of the nineteenth century (chanson, opéra-comique, and operetta). The Centre was inaugurated in 2009 and has its headquarters in a Venetian palazzo dating from 1695 which was specially restored for this purpose. It is an emanation of the Fondation Bru.
Pan Classics

Pan Classics is a delightful Swiss label that highlights connoisseur repertoire and Swiss musicians and ensembles. The catalogue also includes many international artists and ensembles of note, such as the Amphion Wind Ensemble, Vienna String Sextet, Isabelle Faust, Roland Pontinen and Edoardo Torbianelli, just to name a few. Beautifully packaged, Pan Classics CDs are collector's items in their own right.
Passacaille

Belgian classical music record label, owned by Musurgia BVBA, based in Halle, Belgium. The company's artistic director is the flautist and flute-maker Jan De Winne.
PentaTone

PentaTone’s classical catalogue of new recordings includes the most famous classical works performed by top artists. All PentaTone recordings are multichannel (surround sound) recordings and they are all released on hybrid SACDs (which can also be played on traditional CD equipment in stereo). PentaTone also releases (under licence from Universal) stunning surround sound recordings from the 1970s originally made by Philips for the 'quadrophonic system' that have never before been released and now can be enjoyed in all their sonic splendour for the first time. Artists include Julia Fischer, the Beaux Arts Trio, and recent signing Arabella Steinbacher.
Phi

Philippe Herreweghe takes responsibility for the artistic direction of the label Phi which holds exclusive rights over his recordings with Collegium Vocale Gent and l’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées. By creating this collection, Philippe Herreweghe wanted to freely materialize the fruits of a long career of musical research and experiences. Outhere Music enthusiastically supports him in this endeavour.
Piano Classics

Piano Classics is a label which specializes in the issue of piano solo and piano concerto recordings. The aim is to present a platform for often young, incredibly gifted pianists presenting themselves to the musical world. Several of our artists have drawn the attention of the international public and press through their Piano Classics recordings, which have helped them developing their concert careers. The recorded repertoire is often of special interest to the piano connoisseur: Alkan, Liszt, Godard, Thalberg, Rachmaninoff, Godowsky, Prokofiev, Schumann, Kapustin, Messiaen, Scriabin and others.
Profil Medien

Profil and Hänssler Classic will be represented in the future as a record label under the same roof on the market.

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Ramee

Founded in 2004 by Rainer Arndt.

In only four years, RAMÉE has established itself as a greatly respected label on the Early Music scene. Many releases from its limited catalogue have been highly acclaimed by public and press alike, several receiving numerous awards. Each year sees the production of only six to eight recordings, featuring »hand-picked«, quality repertoire seldom or never-before recorded, or more well-known works in new and exceptional interpretations. The small company maintains extremely high standards not only in the aural aspect of the recording itself, but also in the musicological, literary, graphic and tactile quality of the jacket and liner notes. RAMÉE creates CDs as complete objets d'art, because they believe the ear's pleasure is intimately tied together with that of the eye and the hand. A collection for connoisseurs!

Raumklang

Raumklang recordings have received numerous prestigious awards such as the Diapason 5 and the Midem Classical Award. Its catalogue focuses on early music, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque with excursions into the Classical and Romantic, and features soprano Julia Banse, Amarcord vocal ensemble, Dresden Chamber Choir, Sequentia and other leading European artists and ensembles.
Red Priest

Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil. This extraordinary acoustic foursome has been described by music critics as ‘visionary and heretical’, ‘wholly irreverent and highly enlightened’, with a ‘red-hot wicked sense of humour’ and a ‘ break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music.’ Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has four exciting releases on its own label to date.
Resonus

Based in the UK and launched in the spring of 2011, the award-winning classical label Resonus Classics has a growing reputation for high resolution classical music recordings supporting diverse and eclectic repertoire with artists from across the globe including the UK, the Netherlands, France, Iceland, Australia and the USA. In 2015-16 Resonus won both a Gramophone Award and a BBC Music Magazine Award for its highly-regarded recording with David Watkin of J.S. Bach’s oft-recorded Cello Suites.

Releasing at least 25 albums each year in wide range of genres and periods, Resonus has a constantly expanding catalogue of albums with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, including an increasing number of world premieres. Resonus focusses on high-end artists and appealing, challenging repertoire that aims to satisfy the hardened collector and audiophile and those beginning their interest in classical music. Since it was founded, Resonus has garnered much critical acclaim with a growing number of five-star reviews and editor’s choices.
Retrospective

The Retrospective label is a new venture from Ray Crick, the mastermind behind the world-famous Living Era label.

Living Era was for many years the world’s leading Nostalgia label and its demise in 2007 at the hands of Universal Music was a serious loss to fans of vintage popular music. Happily, Ray Crick’s Retrospective label is here to fill that void!  Titles include 2-CD sets by George Formby, Fred Astaire, Humphrey Lyttelon, Nat King Cole, Paul Robeson and Tony Martin, and single CDs by Andre Previn, Eartha Kitt, Louis Armstrong and Sammy Davis Jr. All Retrospective releases feature the best possible restored sound and are packaged with a fresh new look that will, nevertheless, bring back happy memories of the much-loved Living Era covers!
Ricercar

Each recording is made with the greatest respect possible for the history and origins of the work concerned; this goes from the use of the most authentic sources possible for the score to the choice of the musicians and the instruments that are most suited to the particular type of repertoire.
Rondeau

Rondeau presents the highest quality choral music performed by St. Thomas’s Leipzig (Bach’s ‘original’ choir), Knabenchor Hannover, and Windsbacher Knabenchor, with leading soloists and orchestras including Christine Schafer and Thomas Quasthoff. Organ music is also featured on this label. From Bach to Bruckner, Reger to Rutter, Homilius to Holst, and many other composers, there is much to enjoy on these beautiful recordings.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Orchestra is London-based and performs regularly at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, as well as undertaking a busy schedule of UK concerts, international tours, recordings for CD, film and television, and community and education work.

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Saydisc

SAYDISC have been at the forefront of recording for posterity a host of unusual, historic and traditional musics, speech and sounds since 1965 and have built up a worldwide reputation for innovation, dedication and quality.
SDG

J S Bach appended the initials SDG (Soli Deo Gloria, meaning ‘to the Glory of God alone’) at the end of each of his Cantatas scores. These same initials identify the label of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s recordings made during the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage and conducted by the incomparable Sir John Eliot Gardiner. SDG will release 51 CDs in this collection, each corresponding to one of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage’s concerts and bringing together for the first time the complete cantatas Bach wrote for specific liturgical feasts. In 2008, SDG launched a critically acclaimed symphonic/choral series called ‘Brahms and his Contemporaries’.
Seattle Symphony

With the launch of Seattle Symphony Media in 2014, the Seattle Symphony has full control of its recording output for the first time. The Grammy-winning, in-house record label presents the core symphonic repertoire along with the eclectic and contemporary programming for which the Seattle Symphony is recognized.
Seventh Art

Classical music and fine arts enthusiasts will find The Seventh Art a worthwhile visit. Offering a wide selection of award-winning and highly acclaimed documentaries in music and arts and also fascinating social docs and history.
Signum Classics

Signum Records is fuelled by the passion to produce great music recorded with integrity and creativity at the highest level. Founded in 1997, Signum now boasts a catalogue of nearly 150 titles, many of which are award winners, nominees or five-star review recipients from around the world. The primarily British artist roster includes Sarah Connolly, Evelyn Glennie, The King’s Singers, Stephen Cleobury and Susan Gritton.
Solo Musica

The German label Solo Musica works closely at all stages with the outstanding musicians, both composers and performers, featured on its recordings. Traditional and unconventional classical music finds a home on this boutique label. Its artists include Markus Becker, Julius Berger, Casal Quartet, Diana Damrau, Friedemann Eichhorn, Gewandhaus Quartet, Peter Horton, Kalandos Ensemble, Hansjörg Schellenberger and many more.
Sono Luminus

Sono Luminus is an ultra-high fidelity record label and recording studio focusing on stereo and surround recording. They feature an eclectic mix of classical music ranging across centuries from early music to the contemporary avant-garde. Allowing for natural ambient acoustics to determine optimal microphone placement with minimal processing, Sono Luminus has become a first choice for a variety of dynamic musicians, both established and emerging. Sono Luminus boasts over 100 titles and owns the Dorian label archive. Sono Luminus and its artists have been nominated for 17 GRAMMYs, with 2 wins.
Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons recordings are impeccably produced and engineered, feature pianists who are part of the 157-year-old company’s Concert & Artists program.
SWR Classic

Label of the Southwest German Broadcasting Company (SWR), on which recordings of the internationally renowned SWR orchestras and ensembles, including outstanding archive recordings.

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Tafelmusik

Through its extensive national and international tours, its critically-acclaimed recordings and TV broadcasts, its new media initiatives and growing web of community and artistic partnerships, Tafelmusik is one of the most prolific orchestras in the world.

Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. Under the outstanding leadership of Chief Artistic Advisor Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics. In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”

Timpani

The French label Timpani Records was created in 1990 and quickly became unbeatable for French repertoire from the end of the 19th century and from the 20th century. More than 200 recordings feature music by Pierné, Honegger, d’Indy, Xenakis and many others.
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.

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VOX

Vox Records is a label focused on bringing trendy music to the listener while being a company committed to the artists. Since their main base is formed around talents from assorted countries they enhance the diffusion on crossover genres and give music a fresh feel.

Vox Records has compilations from Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and many other classical musicians. Vox has also recorded numerous orchestras including the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin and Walter Susskind, the Minnesota Orchestra under Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and the Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Schippers, Walter Susskind and Michael Gielen.

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Zig Zag

Zig-Zag Territoires wishes to offer along with its CDs - unique objects, halfway between individual craftsmanship and industry - a genuine intellectual and aesthetic complement, through in-depth booklet notes and original artwork by the painter Anne Peultier who created more than 150 paintings. It has turned out to be an exciting adventure, enriching the experience of record-making, which becomes an artistic exchange between label, musicians, sound engineer, painter, designer. Since 2009, photography replaced fresh paintings together with Georges Garcia Morales, Jérôme Witz.

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