EMI Classics (absorbed into Warner Classics since 2013-07-19)

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update: EMI Classics and Virgin Classics join Warner Music Group (effective July 19, 2013)

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EMI Classics was a record label founded by EMI in 1990 in order to reduce the need to create country-specific packaging and catalogs for internationally distributed classical music releases. Following the European Commission's approval of the takeover of EMI Group by Universal Music in September 2012, EMI Classics was listed for divestment. The label was sold to Warner Music Group, which absorbed EMI Classics into Warner Classics in 2013.

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 were moved under the EMI Classics umbrella to avoid the trademark problems. Prior to this, compact discs distributed globally bore the Angel Records recording angel logo that EMI owned globally. Releases created for distribution in specific countries continued to be distributed under the historical names, with the exception of Columbia, since EMI had 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: HMV classical releases were issued with red labels.

EMI Classics also included the Virgin Classics label.

With the sale of EMI to Universal Music Group in 2012, European regulators forced Universal Music to divest itself of EMI Classics, which was operated with other European EMI assets to be divested as the Parlophone Label Group. In February 2013, Universal Music sold the Parlophone Label Group, including EMI Classics and Virgin Classics, to Warner Music Group. The European Union approved the deal on May 2013, and WMG took control of the label on 1 July 2013. It was then announced that the EMI Classics artist roster and catalogue would be absorbed into the Warner Classics label and Virgin Classics would be absorbed into Erato Records.

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Releases

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Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Carmina Burana Carl Orff; Barbara Hendricks, Jeffrey Black, Michael Chance, The Choristers of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban, London Philharmonic Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst CD 28 CDC 7 54054 2 077775405422
Concertos pour violon 1-5 / Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 Mozart; Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin 2×CD 9 + 9 7243 5 75449 2 4 724357544924
Violin Concerti Bach; Anne-Sophie Mutter, English Chamber Orchestra, Salvatore Accardo CD 9 47005 077774700528
Le Quattro Stagioni Vivaldi; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan CD 12 47043 077774704328
I Vespri Siciliani (feat. Conductor Riccardo Muti) Giuseppe Verdi 3×CD 13 + 9 + 12 077775404326 077775404326
Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae, etc. (The Hilliard Ensemble feat. conductor: Paul Hillier) Various Artists (unknown) 10 49960
Les Inspirations insolites Erik Satie; Mesplé, Benoît, Ciccolini, Tortelier, Litaize, Dervaux, Auriacombe 2×CD 13 + 6 5 69686 2 724356968622
Der Wildschütz (Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München feat. conductor: Robert Heger) Albert Lortzing 2×CD 18 + 17 63205
Die Kluge / Der Mond Carl Orff, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Wolfgang Sawallisch 2×CD 21 + 26 63712
Kantaten (Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach feat. conductor: Peter Schreier, soprano: Barbara Hendricks, trumpet: Håkan Hardenberger) Johann Sebastian Bach CD 20 CDC 7498432 077774984324
Requiem in D minor (Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CD 12 CDM 2 53696 2 5099925369625
Œuvres pour piano Robert Schumann; Yves Nat 4×CD 24 + 26 + 17 + 17 CZS 7 67141 2 077776714127
Symphonie Nr. 40 & 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CD 9 724347169724
The Two Violin Concertos Prokofiev; Itzhak Perlman, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky CD 6 077774702522
Domenico Scarlatti, Volume 1: 33 Sonatas Domenico Scarlatti; Christian Zacharias 2×CD 17 + 16 0777 7 63940 2 2 077776394022
Octet in F major, op. 166, D. 803 Franz Schubert; Hausmusik CD 13 7 54118 2 077775411829
The Creation (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Simon Rattle) Joseph Haydn 2×CD 20 + 18
Piano Sonatas 6, 7, 8 Sergei Prokofiev; Peter Donohoe CD 10 077775428124
Gloria / Stabat Mater / Motets Vivaldi 2×CD 14 + 13 CZS 7 67211 2 077776721125
The Old Hall Manuscript The Hilliard Ensemble CD 25 CDC 7 54111 2 077775411126
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto: Live in Russia Tchaikovsky; Itzhak Perlman, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, Janet Goodman Guggenheim CD 10
Cantatas Alessandro Scarlatti; Nancy Argenta, Chandos Baroque Players CD 31 CDC 7 54176 2 077775417623
Symphony No. 9 Anton Bruckner; Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonic Orchestra CD 3 CDM 7 63916 2 077776391625
Cavalleria rusticana (Opera di Roma, feat. conductor: Gabriele Santini) / Pagliacci (Teatro alla Scala, feat. conductor: Lovro von Matačić) Various Artists 2×CD 20 + 24 CMD 7 63967 077776396729
Les Introuvables du Chant Wagnerien Richard Wagner 4×CD 11 + 14 + 12 + 12 CMS 7640082 077776400822
Liverpool Oratorio Paul McCartney 2×CD 24 + 26
Symphonie No. 1 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Klaus Tennstedt) Gustav Mahler CD 4
Symphony No. 1 / The Oceanides Sibelius; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle CD 5 7 64119 2 077776411927
Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 Sibelius; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle CD 7 CDM 7 64120 2 077776412023
Liverpool Oratorio Paul McCartney 2×CD 24 + 26 CD5 7 54371 2 077775437126
Symphony no. 4 / Symphony no. 6 Vaughan Williams; New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult CD 8 64019
Deck the Hall The King’s Singers CD 15 CDM 7 64133 2 077776413327
Werther (Orchestre de Paris, feat. conductor: Georges Prêtre, singers: Gedda, de los Angeles, Mesplé, Soyer" Jules Massenet 2×CD 20 + 18 D 230039 [none]
Concertos pour 3 et 4 pianos Bach; Béroff, Collard, Rigutto, Tacchino, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Wallez CD 9 CDC 7 47063 2 077774706322
Te Deum & Magnificat (Academy & Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner) Marc-Antoine Charpentier (unknown) 21 54284
Piano Concertos Scriabin, Bliss, Liszt; Solomon CD 7 63821
Serenade to Music / The Lark Ascending / Fantasia on Greensleeves / English Folk Song Suite / In the Fen Country / Norfolk Rhapsody no. 1 Vaughan Williams; Sir Adrian Boult (unknown) 8 64022
Œuvres pour Piano, Volume 2 Frédéric Chopin; Alfred Cortot 3×CD 18 + 36 + 23 67363
Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 26 Mozart; Christian Zacharias CD 6 7243 4 83323 2 5 724348332325
Charpentier: Te Deum / Magnificat; Vivaldi: Gloria (Academy & Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields, feat. directors: Philip Ledger & Sir Neville Marriner) Various Artists CD 33 724356583627 724356583627
Piano Works Satie; Aldo Ciccolini 2×CD 32 + 60 7243 5 68994 2 1 724356899421
Piano Concerto no. 2 / Paganini Rhapsody Rachmaninov; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Andrei Gavrilov CD 27 7243 5 69829 2 5 724356982925
La Bohème (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma feat. conductor: Thomas Schippers) Giacomo Puccini 2×CD 17 + 16 72438-19297-2-8 768821228354
Saxophone Concertos (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner, saxophone: John Harle) Various Artists CD 14 7 54301 2 077775430127
J.S. BACH : Goldberg Variations - BWV 988 Pedro Burmester CD 32 7545222
A Pastoral Symphony / Symphony no. 5 Vaughan Williams; London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult CD 8 7 64018 2 077776401829
24 Caprices Paganini; Itzhak Perlman CD 24 CDC 7 47171 2 077774717120
Vier letzte Lieder Richard Strauss; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, George Szell, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Symphony Orchestra CD 16 CDC 7 47276 2 077774727624
Mad Scenes and Bel Canto Arias Maria Callas CD 7 CDC 7 47283 2 077774728324
Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré, Sir John Barbirolli, Dame Janet Baker, London Symphony Orchestra CD 9 CDC 7 47329 2

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