40th ANNIVERSARY - Sampler

40 Greatest Recordings
Christine Schäfer · Bo Skovhus · Hermann Prey · Tzimon Barto · Vladimir Spivakov · Concerto Köln · Herbert Kegel · Dmitri Kitajenko · Christoph Eschenbach

2CD · C5470 PC: 01 (Special Price) UPC: 845221054704

It’s time to take a moment and be grateful: It’s been 40 years that the Capriccio label has produced records – through and despite all the upheavals and vast market shifts in the recording industry over the last decades. As the young label started out in 1982, still producing LPs and tapes, it was the first digital Beethoven Symphony cycle with the Dresden Philharmonic and Herbert Kegel (issued on CD two years later, in 1984) that first turned heads. Today, Capriccio’s catalog includes well over 1,000 titles with a repertoire that stretches all the way from the renaissance to contemporary composers, is chock-full of re-discoveries and world premieres, and is performed by a steadily growing roster of internationally renowned artists. Time to celebrate? Why, absolutely. But also time to reflect on the fact that in these times, in the middle of the digital revolution as we find ourselves, it’s hardly a given anymore to be able to continuously produce and publish classical records. Therefore this is also the time to thank our artists, our team, which operates in the background all over the world, and all our supportive accomplices and abettors who have contributed so much to the continuity and success of this label. Happy Birthday to all of us! (JK)


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