Thursday, February 16, 2017

Label in the Spotlight: Chandos Records

Chandos Records is one of the world's premiere classical music record companies. Founded in 1979 by the late Brian Couzens, it has championed rare and neglected repertoire. Initially focusing on British composers, it subsequently embraced a much wider field. Its diverse catalogue contains over 2000 titles, from early music to contemporary, with composers from around the world. The company's aim is to present an exciting and varied selection of superbly recorded music to as many people as possible.

Chandos is universally acclaimed for the excellence of its sound quality and has always been at the forefront of technical innovation. Today, it keeps up with technology by recording in 24bit/96Khz PCM and, for surround sound SACDs, in DSD. Chandos releases at least four new recordings a month, together with imaginative re-issues of back-catalogue material. It has received countless awards, including several Gramophone Awards and Grammys.

It remains an independent family run company which produces and markets its recordings from its offices in Colchester, England.

To hear the Chandos sampler, access NML, go to the Playlists section, and select the Label in the Spotlight folder under the Themed Playlists tab. You can also access it via the rotating banners. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.

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