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EMI Classics to release Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album

The ‘Fifty Shades’ books have now sold over 31 million copies worldwide with no sign of slowing down and now you an listen to the music that inspired the trilogy with the new EMI Classics release ‘Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album’, a 15-track collection featuring music personally selected by author E L [...]

EMI scores at hat-trick at the Classic BRITs

Congratulations to EMI Classics artists Alison Balsom, Antonio Pappano and Vilde Frang who were all winners last night at the prestigious Classic BRIT Awards in London. Alison Balsom, Antonio Pappano & Vilde Frang. Photo (c) Richard Johnson for EMI Classics Acclaimed British trumpeter Alison Balsom won Female Artist of the Year for her ‘Italian Concertos’ [...]

John Wilson Orchestra signs exclusively to EMI

We’re very pleased to announce that conductor and arranger John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra have signed an exclusive contract with EMI Classics. Known for their wildly popular and enchanting performances of classic film scores, the orchestra will release their first recording through this new global joint venture with EMI this August. A life long [...]

Antonio Pappano records Rossini in Rome

Award-winning conductor Antonio Pappano and his acclaimed Roman orchestra the Accademia di Santa Cecilia have just finished recording Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the stunning Auditorium in Rome. The recording, which includes guest soloists Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Lawrence Brownlee and Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, will be released internationally through EMI Classics in October or November. Pappano, who [...]

Hat-trick of artist awards for EMI Classics at Classical Brit Awards

A great night for EMI artists last night at the Classical Brit Awards in London. Soprano Angela Gheorghiu won Female Artist of the Year for her recent recording of the Puccini classic opera ‘Madama Butterfly’, EMI Classics exclusive artist Thomas Adès was awarded Composer of the Year for his recent opera ‘The Tempest’, and conductor [...]

Multiple Classical Brit nominations for EMI Classics

Congratulations to our nominees for the 2010 Classical Brit Awards which were announced in London last night. EMI Classics exclusive artist Antonio Pappano picked up two nominations – Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Award (which he won previously in 2006), star soprano Angela Gheorghiu is up for Female Artist of the Year, [...]

Free Wagner download

To celebrate the release of the new album from tenor Simon O’Neill, ‘Father and Son’, EMI Classics are offering a download of ‘In Fernem Land’ from Wagner’s Lohengrin, absolutely free! Get it now here.

Nigel Kennedy presents latest album ‘Shhh!’ with special appearance by Boy George

“I am a natural improviser. I can’t just always stand up and follow a score.” So says Nigel Kennedy, and since first emerging into the public limelight aged 16, the virtuoso violinist has certainly proved that time and again, growing into one of the UK’s finest and most unpredictable musicians, as at home recording Bach, [...]

Apple goes classical with Leif Ove Andsnes

The new Apple Store in New York hosted the first classical performance in one of the Apple stores on Sunday night when EMI’s acclaimed pianist Lief Ove Andsnes played a free concert at the Upper West Side shop. The 50 minute recital included pieces from Beethoven and Mussorgsky, the subject of his most recent release, [...]

Best albums of the year

The Sunday Times in the UK published its annual countdown of its top albums of the year. EMI Classics showed its strength in the classical genre with five albums, more than any other label, chosen by the paper’s critics as being the best of the year. And who are we to disagree: Antonio Pappano – [...]