Collins Classics is a highly respected classical label formed by Pinnacle Entertainment in 1989 and now owned by Phoenix Music International. Featuring recordings from renowned London orchestras including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony and Consort of London, Collins Classics' catalogue covers a wide range of musical works from Bach to Britten and Shostakovich to Sibelius. The label’s 130 albums form a small yet important part of recorded music history.
After a hectic summer, we need a rest! In fact, we need some 'Classical & Chill' to help us ease into the cold, winter months. Do you feel the same?
In anticipation that you do, the master of French Impressionism himself, Claude Debussy, is here to lend a hand... or two! Taking the form of relaxing piano suites, violin sonatas and saxophone quartets, 'Debussy and Chill' is the latest album in our 'Classical & Chill' series.
Light the candles, blow up the balloons and pop the champagne as we're celebrating!
2019 marks thirty years since Collins Classics was first formed by Pinnacle Entertainment and, to mark the occasion, we've released a brand new compilation celebrating some of the finest classical works in our catalogue.
Starting with ten of our Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces on Disc 1, moving through some of the most renowned and respected Classical era pieces on Disc 2 and climaxing with the thought provoking sounds of the Modernist, Impressionist and Expressionist periods on Disc 3, our 30th Anniversary album not only offers a historical timeline of the genre, but highlights our label's small yet important part of recorded music history.
To celebrate Cristina Ortiz's upcoming 69th birthday, Collins Classics has compiled a collection of the Brazilian pianist's finest performances recorded for the label.
'Virtuoso' not only highlights Ortiz's tender, beautiful and perfectly crafted style, but also reflects the virtuoso talents of the various composers featured on the album including Lizst, Bach and Rachmaninoff.
With frantic highs and haunting lows, 'Virtouso' truly explores the full capabilities of the piano and its master.
With the thirtieth anniversary of Collins Classics fast approaching in 2019, we are proud to present a selection of our label’s greatest works re-branded, repackaged and reworked under our new, elite division, Collins Classics Gold.
Over the coming months, some of your favourite Classical works including ‘The Planets’ by Holst, ‘In South’ by Elgar and Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ will be presented with new and exclusive artwork in the format of new digital albums, EPs and singles.
You know the drill by now. Once every two months, we take a great Classical composer, transform his portrait into a work of pop-art beauty even Andy Warhol would envy and brand them under the slogan ‘Classical & Chill’.
Well, now it’s the turn of Mr Johannes Brahms to step into the makeover chair as Collins Classics is pleased to present ‘Brahms and Chill’.
With the album travelling through the light and shade of the great German composer’s turbulent emotions, get whipped into a frenzy by ‘Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor’ or take it slow with the first of his ‘3 Intermezzos’.
Sorry, we just couldn't resist it! But, is there anything better than a good old Classical composer pun? Well, actually, there is.
Born in 1732, Mr Franz Joseph Haydn was a undeniably a true pioneer of Western Classical and Chamber music. Referred to as "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet", his renowned compositions earned him positions as a friend of Mozart, teacher of Beethoven and the most celebrated composer in Europe.
In homage to this, Collins Classics is pleased to present 'Haydn and Chill'. Celebrating the softer sounds and smoother sides of the great Austrian composer, this brand new compilation is the fifth album to feature in our applauded Classical 'Chill Series'.
Joining Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Haydn takes a well deserved seat among some the biggest and best names in our catalogue.
Sunday night wouldn’t be complete without an episode of the nation’s favourite TV show, Countryfile.
In celebration of the feel good series, the BBC and Demon Music Group have released a special four CD compilation of songs that have either been played on the show in the last three decades or been inspired by it.
Out today, Collins Classics is pleased to announce that three of our recordings feature on the carefully curated album.
You can listen to Grieg’s ‘Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: Morning’ performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, ‘Concerto No.1 in E Major, RV269, "Spring": I Allegro’ composed by Antonio Vivaldi and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Consort of London’s rendition of Vaughan William’s ‘The Lark Ascending: II. Instrumental Solo (Excerpt)’ alongside other inspiring pieces from the programme now!
Whilst the nation rallies behind England ahead of the World Cup final this weekend, we've got another spectacular British event on our mind. This Friday marks the official 'kick off' for one of Classical music's finest extravanganzas; the BBC Proms 2018.
Whether you're a promenader preparing to line the streets surrounding London's illustrious Royal Albert Hall in the hope of securing a last minute ticket or a Classical connoisseur who secured a Logia box months in advance, there's no denying that Classical fever is about to replace football hysteria.
What better way to ease yourself into a season of spectacular symphonies, sensational string quartets and consuming concertos than with our official 'BBC Proms 2018' playlist on Spotify?
From Shostakovich to Strauss and Brahms to Beethoven, our playlist features a selection of our favourite works being performed throughout the festival. What's more, each recording is taken from an iconic and original Collins Classics album whi...