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.
It’s finally starting to look like spring has sprung and, here at Collins Classics, we couldn’t be any happier! With the flowers blooming, the sun shining and a heatwave on the way, we felt it only right to soundtrack the season with a selection of beautiful ‘Springtime Classics’.
Showcasing the renowned resonances of Handel’s ‘Water Suite’, the delicacy of Delius’ ‘On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring’ and, of course, the eponymous ‘Spring’ string concerto by Vivaldi, the album encapsulates the often overlooked purity and peacefulness of these transitional months.