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.
Slip off your t-shirt, slop on some sun cream and slap on a hat as summer is finally here! This season, you'll find us basking in the Sun and listening to our brand new collection of 'Essential Summer Classics'.
Whilst complementing those hot summer days with some of the most uplifting, vibrant and colourful Classical works, the compilation also shines the spotlight on some of the world’s finest orchestras and conductors.
Featuring recordings from the London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and many more, the calibre of talent captured in every crotchet, quaver and semibreve is comparable to no other.
On an unforgettable evening in 1990, Neville Marriner lifted his baton in preparation to fill London’s Henry Wood Hall with the magnificent sounds of Elgar’s "In the South" Concert Overture. Performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Collins Classics was lucky enough to capture this spectacular concert in a special recording and release.
Now, in the latest Academy of St Martin in the Fields podcast, the wife of Mr Marriner, Lady Molly Marriner, and Sir David Attenborough revisit this very performance in a conversation about the life and legacy of the Academy and its founder.