Record news: Warner buys another classical label

Record news: Warner buys another classical label


norman lebrecht

February 02, 2015

It’s already sitting on EMI Classics, Erato and sundry brands from a 1990s buying splurge, but this is a company that can’t resist a bargain.

Today, it gobbled up the debt-burdened Polskie Nagrania for 1.9 million Euros.

PN is the oldest Polish label, with almost a century of Chopin interpretation and a vast amount of interesting artists and repertoire.

Good to see it remerging.


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  • Anon says:

    1990s buying splurge??? Is what why they liquidated Teldec classics, a label that exclusively had such esteemed artists as Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaus Harnoncourt?

    • Gonout Backson says:

      Teldec was closed in 2001, as a consequence of this irresponsible “splurge” of the 90s, the classical recording industry’s second suicide attempt – much more successful this time, since no CD 2.0 descended from Heaven to save it.

  • Joel V. says:

    “Good to see it remerging.”

    I have my own doubts about this. Just like when Warner bought Finlandia Records. Result: 1 new release in 15 years.