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.
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.
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!
In the world of Classical Music, three is never a crowd. In fact, it's a trio! So, joining Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to complete the first trio of composers in our 'Chill Series' is the one and only Mozart.
Targeted towards a younger generation, the ‘Chill Series’ aims to inspire a newfound love of the Classical genre. With pop-art inspired artwork and colloquial album titles like ‘Mozart and Chill’, the series subverts traditional Classical stereotypes to create a concept that’s bold, brave and, most importantly, engaging and current.
This "5 Minute Guide to Shostakovich by Collins Classics" will give you an insight to the composer's life, his 5th symphony and his historical context.
Shostakovich lived during Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union. This had a major influence on his work and personal life. Nevertheless, it didn't alter his incredible talent, he still managed to move people to tears with his music.