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EMI Classics
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Parent company EMI
Founded 1990
President Eric Dingman
Vice Presidents A&R Stephen Johns (EMI Classics)
Alain Lanceron (Virgin Classics)
Distributed labels EMI Classics
Virgin Classics
Classics for Pleasure (UK)
Angel Records
Blue Note Label Group (USA)
Genre(s) Classical Music
Country UK
Websites www.emiclassics.com
www.emiclassics.co.uk (UK)
www.emiclassics.de (DE)

EMI Classics is a record label of EMI, formed in 1990 in order to reduce the need to create country-specific packaging and catalogs for internationally distributed classical music releases.

Classical recordings were formerly simultaneously released under combinations of Angel, Seraphim, Odeon, Columbia, His Master's Voice, and other labels, in part because competitors own these names in various countries. These have been moved under the EMI Classics umbrella to avoid the trademark problems. Releases created for distribution in specific countries are still distributed under the historical names, except for Columbia as EMI sold the Columbia name to Sony Music Entertainment. The red logo harkens back to the Red Seal releases, introduced by EMI predecessor the Gramophone Company in 1902. So HMV classical releases had red labels.

EMI Classics also incorporates the Virgin Classics label.

Contents

Artists

Composers

Conductors

Chamber Ensembles

Choirs and Vocal Ensembles

Orchestras

Instrumentalists

Piano

Violin

Cello

Trumpet

Guitar

Oboe

  • Christoph Hartmann

Clarinet

Flute

Sitar

Singers

Soprano

Mezzo-Soprano

Countertenor

Tenor

Baritone

Bass

Crossover Acts

Catalogue Series

  • 100 Best (6CD budget series)
  • 20th Century Classics series (2CD)
  • American Classics
  • Black Boxes (Virgin Classics 5CD budget series)
  • British Composers
  • Debut (developing artist series)
  • Encore (1CD budget series)
  • Gemini (2CD mid price series)
  • Great Artists of the Century
  • Great Recordings of the Century
  • Historical (series of public domain recordings)
  • ICON series
  • The Karajan Collection
  • The Klemperer Legacy
  • Legend (CD+DVD series)
  • Maria Callas Edition
  • Opera Series (budget opera series without libretto)
  • The Perlman Edition
  • The Platinum Collection (3CD budget series from EMI UK)
  • Recommends Series (Gramophone / Penguin Guide recommended series from EMI UK)
  • References (historical series from EMI France)
  • Rouge et Noir (2CD mid price series from EMI France)
  • The Classics (Virgin Classics budget series)
  • Triples (3CD budget series)
  • Veritas (Virgin Classics original instrument recordings)
  • Virgin de Virgin
  • Virgo (Virgin Classics budget series)

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