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.
Not everything in life is about popularity. In fact, as you get older, that word seems to become more of an ever fleeting concept. But, no matter how much you dispute it, everything is popular for a reason. In an ode to this, we’ve compiled a two part compilation series of our most ‘Popular Classical Works’.
Brought to you by some of the finest orchestras, performers and conductors around, these diverse and dynamic albums encompass everything from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony through to Pachelbel’s ‘Canon in D Major’.
Picture yourself sitting in the Albert Hall, the lights dim, the string section's bows rise and Louis Frémaux counts in the London Symphony Orchestra for their rendition of Ravel’s ‘Bolero’. Wishing you were there, and no, not just in your imagination? Well, these carefully compiled, high quality recordings create the illusion of just that. In no time at all, you’ll find yourself lost in the midst of all the legato laments and forte fu...