Links to Some Classical Record Companies

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Most Requested:   Decca -  DG   -  EMI - Harmonia Mundi (France) - Hyperion -  TelarcVox Music


Accent (Belgium) Early music label

Music of Felix Draeseke on AK Coburg Recordings

Allegro Music - Music Distributors of many labels, including Opera d'Oro

Albany Records

Americus Records  (Washington, D.C.)

Analekta (Canada)

Appassionato  (Switzerland)

Arabesque Records   (NY) Artists include Garrick Ohlsson

Arbiter Records   (Linden Hill Station, NY) Historic recordings

Arte Nova   (Germany) Super-bargain label

ASV  (Britain) Artists include John Lill, Lindsay String Quartet

Athene Records  (East Devon, UK) music played on authentically restored square pianos, 1780-1840, and modern instrument releases

ATMA Classique (France)

Audiofon Records (Miami) Artists include Seymour Lipkin, Ivan Davis, Leonard Shure

Bayer Records – Cadenza, Amati, Impromptu

Bel Canto Society (New York) Outstanding catalogue of historical and recent opera and vocal performances on CD and Video.

Beulah   (London)

Biddulph Records (London)  Edward Aldwell plays Bach

Bis   (Sweden)

BMG Classics – RCA Victor, Melodyia. 

Bongiovanni  (Italy)

Bridge Records  - Historical and modern releases

Cala Records  (NY and London) NY Legends with principals from the NY Philharmonic, Geoffrey Simon / Philharmonia Orchestra

Calcante  (Ithaca, NY)

Calliope  (France)

Cantate -  Musicaphon  (Germany)

CBC Records  (Toronto) Large catalog of Canadian performers and performances in Canada

Cedille Records  (Chicago) promotes classical musicians, ensembles, and composers in the Chicago area

Centaur Records  (Baton Rouge, LA)

Chandos Records  (Britain) Opera in English series

Channel Classics  (Holland)  Artists: Mia Chung, Jos van Immerseel, Pieter Wispelwey, Rachel Podger

Chesky Records  - Classical and Jazz. Recordings by pianist Earl Wild.

Claves Records   (Switzerland) Excellent label with a wide variety of classical music and many well-known artists.

Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI)  (NY) Contemporary music

CPO  (Germany) Artists include Juliane Banse

CRD Records (UK) 

Crystal Records  (Camas, WA) Wind recordings

dacapo   (Denmark) Extensive catalogue of Danish music and other classical

Danacord   (Denmark)

Daphne (Sweden)

Decca    London / Decca.  Artists include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Cecilia Bartoli, Renee Fleming

Delos International  (CA) Features recordings of Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.

Deutsche Grammophon  

Doremi - Historical

Dorian Recordings  (Troy, NY) The Baltimore Consort, Chatham Baroque, Jean Guillou, Custer LaRue, Jaime Laredo, Les Violons du Roy

Dutton Labs - historical classical and jazz

Dynamic (Italy)

ECM Records  (Germany) Edition of Contemporary Music

Edel Classics (Germany) Berlin Classics, Corona Classic Collection, Eterna

Elan Recordings  (Maryland)  Artists include Santiago Rodriguez, Raymond Lewenthal

EMI Classics  - Artists include Maria Callas, Itzhak Perlman, Yehudi Menuhin, Sarah Chang.  Great Recordings of the Century series

Erato Disques   (France) Warner Classics

Ermitage (Italy) Unpublished tresaures from Swiss Radiotelevision

Eroica Classical Recordings  (Santa Fe, NM)

ESS.A.Y Recordings - includes Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets, The Manhattan String Quartet

Finlandia Records  (Finland) artists include Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Andrew Davis

First Edition Music

Fonè   (Italy)

Fleur De Son Classics  (Buffalo, NY) Fleur De Son catalog consists of over thirty chamber music titles

Genesis Records   (Santa Monica) produces CDs of compositions by unjustly neglected romantic composers of the 19th century.

Gebhardt Musikvertrieb – Features many historic opera recordings.

Gimell Records  - Artists include the Tallis Scholars

Globe Records (Netherlands) many early instrument recordings

GM Recordings (Newton Centre, Mass.)

Guild Music Limited  (UK) British Cathedral Choirs and exclusive chamber music, Church and Organ music

Hänssler Classic (Germany) artists include Helmuth Rilling, Neville Marriner.  The complete works of J.S. Bach on 172 CDs.

Harmonia Mundi  (France) artists include Andrew Manze, Frederic Chiu, Anonymous 4, Philippe Herreweghe, William Christie

Hungaroton Records  (Hungary)

Hyperion Records   (Britain) Complete piano music of Liszt (Leslie Howard).  Schubert (Complete song edition). Philip Martin Gottschalk series!!

IClassics  (NY) Umbrella site for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips and ECM. Formerly Universal Classics and Polygram.

Universal German Site Klassik Akzente has useful info and new releases – German only.

Image Recordings  (Woodbridge, CT)  Christopher O'Riley Scriabin CD.

Ivory Classics  (Ohio)  exceptional performances by distinguished pianists, including Earl Wild, Ralph Votapek.

John Marks Records  (Rhode Island) Artists include Nathaniel Rosen

Klavier Music Productions

Koch Records

K & K Verlagsanstalt

Loft Recordings  (Seattle) Mostly choral and organ CDs

London Symphony Orchestra Live

Lyrichord Discs

Marquis Classics  (Toronto) Classical and Celtic music

Marston Records  (Swarthmore, PA) Historic Opera, vocal and piano recordings


Meridian Records (London)

Music & Arts - Large catalogue of historic recordings – Furtwängler, Toscanini, etc., as well as new classical

Music Omnia (Boston)

Naxos   (HNH)  - Naxos, Naxos American Classics, Marco Polo, Naxos Audiobooks

Newport Classic  (Newport, RI) Catalog includes many rare 20th Century works

New Albion Records   (San Francisco)

Nimbus  (Britain)  Went out of business in Oct. 2001, repurchased by original owners – many Real files of Prima Voce & Grand Piano series.

Nightingale Classics  (Austria)  Recordings by Edita Gruberova

Nonesuch – Artists include Richard Goode, Dawn Upshaw,

North / South Music  (NY) music by composers from our time

Olympia CD – Russian and Eastern European music and reissues

Omega Records  (NY) Labels include: Vanguard Classics, Everest, Omega, The Bach Guild

Ondine  (Helsinki, Finland) Extensive catalogue includes Vladimir Ashkenazy

Ongaku Records  (Boston, MA)  Sergey Schepkin plays Bach, violinist Ilya Kaler

Opera d’Oro  – Bargain live opera recordings featuring famous singers

Opera Rara  (London)

Ottavo Recordings  (Netherlands) Fine series of Schubert piano music by Imogen Cooper

Pavane Records  - independent label specialized in classical music in Belgium

Pearl Records - Very poorly designed site with tiny frames. But still a good company with many historical releases

Philips Classics   (Polygram Group) - including Mercury Living Presence.  Artists include Alfred Brendel, Mitsuko Uchida

Phoenix USA  (NJ)

Priory Records  (Bedfordshire)  Britain's Premier Church Music Label 

Prophone (Sweden)

ProPiano  (NY) Artists include Michel Block

Qualiton Imports, Ltd.  (Distributor of Bis, Elan, many others)

Reference Recordings  (San Francisco) Roster includes Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra

Regis Records (UK)

REM  (France)  many recordings of baritone Francois Le Roux, and others. Unique catalogue, French only website

Rene Gailly   (Belgium)

Romophone   (Devon, UK) historical reissues of the complete works of some of the greatest singers of the early 20th century

Sain (Wales) Catalogue includes early Bryn Terfel recordings

SONY Classical  – CBS (Columbia Masterworks). Editions include: Masterworks Heritage, Essential Classics, L. Bernstein, Glenn Gould

Stradivarius (Italy)

Suraphon   (Czechoslovakia)

Symphonia Records (Italy) many recordings on early (baroque, classical) instruments

Tactus (Italy)

Tahra – Historical recordings, mostly from Germany

Telarc   (Cleveland)  Artists include Robert Shaw, John O’Conor, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Yoel Levi

Teldec Classics  (Germany) Barenboim, Harnoncourt, Jennifer Larmore, Kurt Masur, Sam Ramey, Maxim Vengerov, Helene Grimaud

Testament Records   (UK) Reissues of many classic EMI recordings

Titanic Records  (NY)

Town Hall Records  (Chatham, NY) Pianist Lincoln Mayorga, Piano Duo Schnabel

VAI Audio   (Pleasantville, NY) Historical recordings, live performances and videos.  Includes Rosalyn Tureck Bach recordings

Virgin Classics  (UK) Artists: Daniel Harding, David Daniels, Fabio Biondi, Paavo Järvi, Roger Norrington, Truls Mørk, Véronique Gens

Vivarte   (Sony Classical) Early music label

Vox Music Group  (Hauppauge, NY) Artists include Robert Taub, Aaron Rosand, Alfred Brendel, Abbey Simon, Ruggiero Ricci

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