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.
Whilst the nation rallies behind England ahead of the World Cup final this weekend, we've got another spectacular British event on our mind. This Friday marks the official 'kick off' for one of Classical music's finest extravanganzas; the BBC Proms 2018.
Whether you're a promenader preparing to line the streets surrounding London's illustrious Royal Albert Hall in the hope of securing a last minute ticket or a Classical connoisseur who secured a Logia box months in advance, there's no denying that Classical fever is about to replace football hysteria.
What better way to ease yourself into a season of spectacular symphonies, sensational string quartets and consuming concertos than with our official 'BBC Proms 2018' playlist on Spotify?
From Shostakovich to Strauss and Brahms to Beethoven, our playlist features a selection of our favourite works being performed throughout the festival. What's more, each recording is taken from an iconic and original Collins Classics album which can also be streamed or downloaded in full.
So, what are you waiting for? Follow the playlist here to stay updated on upcoming concerts, discover works from our renowned catalogue and lose yourself in the magic of the BBC Proms.
A 5 Minute Guide to Shostakovich on YouTube
August 1, 2016
A Quick Guide to Beethoven's Piano Trio in E flat major, Op.1 No. 1