Sony Classical

With an extensive catalogue and a background of more than 100 years, Sony Classical stands out today as the label that has brilliantly evolved from Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels.

Overview

With an extensive catalogue and a background of more than 100 years, Sony Classical stands out today as the label that has brilliantly evolved from Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels. The renowned leadership of Columbia records in the industry set the foundations.

By the hand of Goddard Lieberson in the 1930s, the catalogue became distinguished by its technical innovation and a breadth that lasted from the advent of long-playing records until the dawn of the digital age.

The label has also had a strong presence in the recording of Broadway musicals, winning several awards and making commercial history with the best-selling original cast recording of My Fair Lady. After being renamed as CBS Masterworks in 1980, the company gained a bigger international presence after being acquired by Sony and adopting the Sony Classical name in 1990.

Following up the legacy of Columbia, the roster has been expanded and enrichened by the presence of remarkable artists, renowned orchestras and exceptional conductors, also maintaining a strong presence on Broadway and score film soundtracks.

A world-class catalogue that is distinguished by its technical innovation and breadth.

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