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.
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!