First Hand Records’ repertoire includes interpretations by some of the finest artists of works by composers such as Brahms, Sibelius, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Alongside its high quality classical collection, ranging from early music to contemporary, First Hand Records also features world music and jazz recordings.
Numerous First Hand Records titles have been selected for Diapason d’Or and frequently as Gramophone Editor’s Choice/Reissue of the Month. Moreover, one of their recordings was awarded the Best Reissue/Vintage Recording of 2009 by International Piano Magazine. The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal praised the label as ‘Musical archeologists, First Hand has unearthed musical treasures that were waiting to be unearthed, and for that they deserve the highest praise’.