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Grand Piano, Tafelmusik Media, Heresy Records and Rondeau Productions Launched for Distribution by Naxos of America in March 2012(March 01, 2012)
FRANKLIN, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/12 -- Grand Piano is a new premium label dedicated to the exploration of undiscovered keyboard repertoire. Targeting piano audiences and collectors, the label will feature recordings of interesting rare works and complete piano cycles. Pulling from a deep pool of talent from around the globe, Grand Piano will strive to bring to life these gems of the piano repertoire. Grand Piano will release around 20 new titles each year, including many world premieres.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir will launch its own new record label called Tafelmusik Media (www.tafelmusik.org). Tafelmusik is recognized as "one of the world's top baroque orchestras" (Gramophone), and the launch of its own label is an international initiative that will sow seeds for the organization's future growth in recording and broadcasting, as well as build audiences around the world in the years to come. Tafelmusik Media releases will include new digital, live performance, studio CD and DVD recordings, and re-releases of previous Tafelmusik recordings from SONY Classical and CBC Records.
Heresy Records is a new Dublin-based record label founded by American opera/theatre director and cultural entrepreneur Eric Fraad. Specializing in early music, traditional and world music, contemporary art music and a synthesis of these genres, Heresy takes an unconventional approach to repertoire, design, performance and the marketing of its recordings.
Founded in Leipzig, Rondeau Productions (http://www.rondeau.de/) has established itself as a specialist for artistically and technically high-class recordings of sacred vocal music. The label's relationships with world renowned choirs and philosophy of high-quality recording standards have generated a unique CD catalog including the Thomas's Boys Choir Leipzig and the Windsbacher Knabenchor.
Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America (http://www.facebook.com/NaxosUSA) is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 32,000 SKUs to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 30,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide.
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