BMG Classics (read annotations before use)

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Annotation

BMG Classics (which was dissolved in 2005) is variously described "a unit of BMG", "a division of Bertelsmann Music Group" or similar (which implies it technically isn't an imprint), when its logo appears in release packaging, more often than not beside the actual release imprints. make sure that there's not another imprint shown, and if there are, BMG Classics shouldn't be used as a release label in place of those. such imprints found have included:

RCA Victor Gold Seal, RCA Victor Silver Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal – these all have the "Victor" name and "dog & gramophone" trademark, superimposed on sealing wax background in their respective colors. older releases may have just the label name span across a banner at the top of the front cover.

RCA Victor – this either has the RCA name beside the "dog & gramophone" trademark, or just the "RCA Victor" brandname. older releases may have just the label name span across a banner at the top of the front cover, with RCA at one end, and Victor at the other.

RCA Gold Seal, RCA Red Seal – similar to the "Victor" imprints above, but without the "Victor" name and the "dog & gramophone" trademark. superimposed on sealing wax background in their respective colors.

RCA Victrola

RCA – distinguished by its encircled lightning bolt logo that was revived since ca. 1987, or the RCA name in bold block letters prior to then.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

and there are yet many other imprints not mentioned that should have been used as the release label instead of BMG Classics that were found listed under this label profile.

In May 2005, Sony BMG Masterworks was formed and resulted in the merger of the Sony Classical and BMG Classics product lines into one unit under Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Annotation last modified on 2015-01-22 09:08 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Altered States (Dolby Surround) John Corigliano CD 9 3983-2-RG 078635398328
Christmas with the Vienna Choir Boys / Placido Domingo / Hermann Prey The Vienna Choir Boys and Hermann Prey, Placido Domingo CD 23 7930-2-RG 078635793024
Quartet for the End of Time Olivier Messiaen; Tashi Quartet CD 8 0035628783523
On Tour in Russia Gounod, Tosti, Ravel, Beethoven; Leonard Warren CD 22 7807-2-RG 078635780727
Cello Concertos, Volume 2 Vivaldi; Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Paul Robinson, Ofra Harnoy CD 21 RD60155 0035626015527
Great Classics (from Sennheiser) Various Artists CD 11 SENNI, SENN I [none]
La Mer / Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune / Nuages / Fêtes / Printemps Debussy; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch CD 8 6719-2-RG 078635671926
Appalachian Spring / The Tender Land / Billy the Kid Copland; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy CD 5 6802-2-RG 078635680225
Strauss: Oboe Concerto / Francaix / Ibert / Satie Strauss, Françaix, Ibert, Satie; John de Lancie, André Previn, Max Wilcox CD 9 7989-2-RG 078635798920
Sometimes When We Touch Cleo Laine & James Galway CD 12 RCD1-3628
Violin Sonatas II - K 378 - 379 - 380 Mozart; J. Schröder, J. van Immerseel CD 8 VD77556
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Debussy: La Mer Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner CD 7 090266087525
Suite no. 2 / Concerto / Trio Sonatas J. S. Bach; James Galway, Kyung-Wha Chung, Phillip Moll, Zagreb Soloists CD 18
Pink Panther and Other Hits Henry Mancini and His Orchestra CD 21 BG2 55938 0208311350287
Streichquartett op. 132, 135 Beethoven; Tokyo String Quartet (unknown) 9
Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 / Xerxes: Largo Georg Friedrich Händel; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski CD 20 090266120727
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 7: Fantasies, Ayres & Dances The Julian Bream Consort CD 19 09026 61590 2 090266159024
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 21: Guitar Concerto / Preludes / Études Heitor Villa‐Lobos; Julian Bream, André Previn CD 20 09026 61604 2 090266160426
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 25: Music of Spain, Granados / Albéniz Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz; Julian Bream CD 11 09026 61608 2 090266160822
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 27: Music of Spain, Guitarra Boccherini, Mudarra, Sor, Narváez, Tárrega; Julian Bream CD 17 09026 61610 2 090266161027
Swan Lake Tchaikovsky; The State Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov 3×CD 18 + 14 + 13 74321170822 743211708227
Violin Concerto / Rococo Variations Tchaikovsky; Oistrakh, Kondrashin, Rostropovich, Rozhdestvensky CD 4 74321170842 743211708425
Ciné Classique Various Artists CD 16 74321172962 743211729628
The Hal Russell Story Hal Russell NRG Ensemble CD 20 78118-21498-2 781182149823
Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich CD 1 78118-21129-2 781182112926
The Four Seasons Amsterdam Guitar Trio CD 12 09026-61652-2 090266165223
Violin Concertos (5 CDs) Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn; Jascha Heifetz CD 8 09026 61779 2 090266177929
The Jungle Book Charles Koechlin; Radio‐Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, David Zinman 2×CD 7 + 3 09026-61955-2 090266195527
Der Freischütz Carl Maria von Weber 2×CD 18 + 12 09026 62538 2 090266253821
Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Arthur Rubinstein CD 12 09026-62561-2 090266256129
Concertos Tchaikovsky; John Browning, Erick Friedman, London Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa CD 6 74321-17900-2 743211790024
Classical Ecstasy: exploring the tingle factor Various Artists CD 10 74321 23041 2 743212304121
Concerto for Piano and Strings / Three Pieces in Old Style Henryk Górecki; Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Agnieszka Duczmal, Anna Górecka CD 15 75605 51246 2 756055124627
Concerto pour piano Nos. 4, 5 "Empereur" Ludwig van Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn, Emanuel Ax CD 6 743211789028
Sonatas Bach; James Galway, Phillip Moll, Sarah Cunningham CD 21 09026-62555-2 090266255528
Metamorphosis Barber, Elgar, Strauss CD 26 05472-77343-2 054727734328
Ancient Echoes Chorovaya Akademia CD 14 09026-68055-2 090266805525
MARIO! Lanza at His Best Mario Lanza CD 20 09026-68130-2 090266813025
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror Hans Erdmann CD 28 09026-68143-2 090266814329
Fireworks! Baroque Brass Favorites Canadian Brass CD 25 09026-68257-2 090266825721
Out Classics Various Artists CD 13 09026-68261-2 090266826124
Ave Maria Chœur des moines bénédictins de Santo Domingo de Silos CD 21 74321 30658-2 0743213065823
De keuze van Fred Brouwers Various Artists 2×CD 18 + 24 74321 383542 743213835426
Legendary Three Tenors Caruso, Gigli, McCormack CD 21 09026-68534-2 090266853427
Mystère: Live in Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil CD 13 090266859627
Out Classics II: Stepping Out Various Artists CD 26 09026-68430-2 090266843022
Neujahrskonzert 1996 Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2×CD 13 + 3 09026 68469 2
Friends Trio Rococo CD 14 09026-68536-2 090266853625
Santiago The Chieftains CD 15 09026-68602-2 886974928720
A Perfect Day Roger Whittaker CD 22 74321-37156-2
Visits Paris, Volume I Jimmy Raney CD 12 74321-40935-2 743214093528
Our Christmas Songs Montserrat Caballé & Montserrat Martí CD 20 74321 44022 2 743214402221
In the Moment Gateway CD 5 78118-21574-2 781182157422
Music for Merce The EOS Ensemble, Jonathan Sheffer CD 15 09026-68751-2 090266875122
Friends for Life Montserrat Caballé CD 16 74321 42538 2 743214253823
March With Me Montserrat Caballé & Vangelis CD 3 74321 51214 2 743215121428
Planet Jazz Dizzy Gillespie CD 17 74321 52069 2 743215206927
Holst: The Planets / Varèse: Arcana Gustav Holst, Edgard Varèse; Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin CD 8 D 120301 090266881925
Fire in the Kitchen The Chieftains CD 11 09026 63133-2 090266313327
Asfalto: Street Tango Pablo Ziegler & his Quintet for the New Tango CD 13 09026 63266 2 [none]
Symphonie fantastique / Lélio Berlioz; San Francisco Symphony & Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas CD 7 09026-68930-2 090266893027
Celtic Wave Various Artists CD 9 09026 68985-2 090266898527
Tokyo '96 Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette CD 10 ECM 1666
Battle of the Bands Glenn Miller vs. Tommy Dorsey CD 20
Fire in the Kitchen The Chieftains CD 11 090266313327
Slums of Beverly Hills Various Artists CD 15 09026 63269 2 090266326921
Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops at the Movies Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra CD 10 755174794728
Great Scenes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess George Gershwin; Leontyne Price, William Warfield, McHenry Boatwright, Skitch Henderson CD 12 09026-63312-2 090266331222
Suites for Orchestra Bartók, Hindemith, Varèse; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jean Martinon CD 5 09026-63315-2 090266331529
Awakening Roger Whittaker (unknown) 20 287557070000
Next Generation of Jazz Various Artists CD 10 006996354028
Cello David Darling CD 13 78118-21464-2 781182146426
Undrentide Mediæval Bæbes CD 18 75605 51359 2 756055135920
The Only Choral Album You'll Ever Need Various Artists 2×CD 16 + 17 75605 51360 2 756055136026
Cantatas, Volume IV: Duet Cantatas Alessandro Scarlatti; Dominique Labelle, Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy CD 51 05472 77524 2 0547277824217
Night of the Proms 2002: Pop Meets Classic Various Artists CD 14 74321 97562 2 743219756220
Best of Classics #9: Aus der Neuen Welt Dvořák CD 8 82876 52589 2 828765258920
Concerto No. 2 • Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninoff / Liszt - Rubinstein - Reiner, Chicago Symphony / Wallenstein, RCA Victor Symphony CD 2 JM-XR24024
Amor Aeternus - Hymns of Love Nicholas Lens CD 19 82876 66238 2
Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin Dimitri Tiomkin CD 11 GD81669 0035628166920