About Warner Classics and Erato

Based in Paris, Warner Classics and its sister label Erato together comprise one of the world’s leading global classical music recording companies, with an artist roster covering all genres of classical music.

It is home to the fabulous classical music catalogues from EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, Teldec and Erato, featuring many iconic albums which have made history in the world of the record industry.

The company boasts an unrivaled catalogue of legendary artists – Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maurice André, Jacqueline du Pré, Otto Klemperer, Samson François – and of international superstars such as Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim, Nigel Kennedy, Hélène Grimaud, Natalie Dessay… amongst many others.

Today, the labels exclusively record acclaimed artists such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Piotr Anderszewski, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Joyce DiDonato, Philippe Jaroussky, Alexandre Tharaud, the Quatuor Ébène, Beatrice Rana, Emmanuel Pahud, Vilde Frang, Augustin Hadelich…

They nurture upcoming classical talents such as Jakub Józef Orliński, Fatma Said, Marianne Crebassa, Sabine Devieilhe, Lucienne Renaudin Vary, Jean Rondeau…

Pushing genre boundaries, the labels explore new horizons with modern classical artists such as RIOPY, Martin Kohlstedt and Carlos Cipa.

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