Decades of discovery - Naxos celebrates its
30th Anniversary 2017
Naxos was launched in 1987
as a budget classical CD label. From those humble beginnings 30 years ago, it has developed into one of the world's leading classical labels, recording a wide range of repertoire with artists and orchestras from more than 30 countries.
With a catalogue
now comprising some 9,000 titles, Naxos releases around 200 new titles per year, many of them including world première recordings. These releases are mostly of unduplicated repertoire, recorded in state-of-the-art sound by well-known artists and orchestras, prize-winners and other rising young stars.
Naxos has built a worldwide distribution network to service both its own and most other independent classical labels. Naxos has also brought a number of these labels under its umbrella; they benefit from its infrastructure, while maintaining their artistic independence. Among them are Capriccio, Dynamic, Ondine, Orfeo, and thirteen others.
Naxos is the industry leader in the digital presentation of classical music. In 2002, the company launched Naxos Music Library
, the industry's first subscription streaming platform, four years before the launch of Spotify. Since then, streaming platforms for jazz, world music, spoken word and audiovisual productions have been launched.
Beyond these libraries Naxos has made significant investments in music education, ranging from books with CDs to e-books and apps. The hardcover My First Classical Music Book
has been published in 10 languages and the app based on the book has been one of the most successful ever in classical music.
The Naxos Music Group will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Naxos with events in Munich and London, including a gala concert at the Court Chapel in Munich featuring Naxos artists Boris Giltburg (piano) left below
, Tianwa Yang (violin) middle below
and Gabriel Schwabe (cello) right below
A limited edition boxed set offering 30 CDs
selected from the vast Naxos catalogue will be released worldwide in April. It offers landmark recordings from the 30-year history of the label.
There will also be a range of special promotions throughout the year reflecting the wide range of Naxos products – from Naxos Historical titles to American Classics, Musical Journeys DVDs, Blu-ray titles, Early Music and our popular Guitar Collection. There will be something for all tastes, adults and children alike.
Fans of Naxos Audiobooks
should also watch out for a range of offers, including a 30% discount on all downloads in the month of May.