Delos’ 40th Anniversary: A Celebration!
Now Available for Digital Download: 40 Tracks for 40 Years!
“Delos is the David that will remain standing after Goliath has fallen,” — President of the nationwide Music Personnel Conference
“…a label with a strong personality that not only attracted a host of major performers but which also gained plaudits for its technical excellence.” — James Jolly, Gramophone
Delos, hailed as the “Great American Label,” was formed forty years ago to give outstanding American artists an international platform.
We at Delos celebrate our fortieth anniversary with a three-CD collection containing forty choice excerpts drawn from our catalog of over 500 recordings, covering orchestral, vocal and chamber/instrumental music encompassing our entire history. Among many others, our survey treats you to the artistry of orchestras like Gerard Schwarz’s Seattle Symphony and Constantine Orbelian’s Moscow Chamber Orchestra; vocal superstars like soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky; and revered instrumental virtuosos including cellist Janoś Starker, clarinetist David Shifrin and guitar innovator Paul Galbraith. You’ll also hear from several rising star performers as well as emerging composers like Kenji Bunch. Many of them also showcase Delos’ renowned, audiophile-endorsed sound quality: the work (and legacy) of our GRAMMY winning engineer, the late John Eargle.
40 Tracks on 3 CDs in Three Distinct Programs
The Delos 40-track Anniversary Collection is a musical arc spanning the 40 years in three programs. Each program is shaped as a complete listening experience.
Program 1 — SPLENDOR
For many listeners, the glorious sonic SPLENDOR of symphonic music remains the touchstone of the classical art.
Program 2 — PASSION
Nothing has ever surpassed the human voice – the “original instrument” – as a vehicle for PASSION, whether in opera or song.
Program 3 — BRILLIANCE
For musical BRILLIANCE, we look to the finest virtuosos – whether as soloists, or in chamber/vocal ensembles.
Plus (Coming Soon) Online Extra — ENCORES — splendor, passion & brilliance