Brilliant Classics Naxos

Started in 1996, Brilliant Classics has become one of the leading classical labels. Both audiences and critics have come to recognise and appreciate the quality and diversity of the label. With high ratings, classical awards, distinctions and record-breaking sales as resounding results.


The key to the success of Brilliant Classics is the combination of high quality recordings and a very competitive price. Recording over 50 hours of repertoire per year, the company has built a catalogue which is unique in the world because of its volume, quality and diversity. Recordings are made with first class soloists, choirs, ensembles and orchestras, and recorded digitally on state-of-the-art technical equipment by top producers and engineers. Equally important is the continual flow of new boxed sets - reissues of important recordings licensed from prestigious labels, including historic material.

In just over a decade Brilliant Classics Editions have become industry trademarks. Consisting of the entire oeuvre or the complete works in one genre by a single composer, these editions, devoted to, among others, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and Rachmaninoff, continue to be both popular and critically acclaimed. Also much sought after is the Brilliant Classics Opera Collection with performances by such legends as Maria Callas, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Boris Christoff and Tito Gobbi, the Russian Archives including artists such as Emil Gilels, Evgeny Kissin, David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter and the Musica Sacra, a beautifully compiled collection of the most beautiful sacred works ever written by composers such as Tallis and Rachmaninoff.

...high ratings, classical awards, distinctions and record-breaking sales.