Discography: (BE) Outhere Music News: "Alpha, Label of the Year 2016!"

Contributed by admin on Nov 27, 2016

"ALPHA has just been named Label of the Year 2016 by the magazine Classica: ‘In 2016, the French record company has stood out for the exemplary quality of its productions.’

‘A boom year for ALPHA with a dozen Chocs de Classica since last February!’ Recordings by Céline Frisch (Bach), Yury Martynov (Beethoven), John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi DVD), Bruno Cocset (Cello Stories and Barrière), Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer (Beethoven), Nelson Goerner (Beethoven), Quatuor Van Kuijk (Mozart), Leonardo García Alarcón (Monteverdi), François Lazarevitch (High Road to Kilkenny), Alexei Lubimov (Satie), Olivier Fortin (Weichlein) and the programmes Il était une fois (Palazzetto Bru Zane) and Madin (Versailles Collection) all achieved this distinction in 2016 . . .

Based in Paris, ALPHA Classics is the principal label of the Franco-Belgian group Outhere Music. ...

Building on a history going back more than fifteen years and a reputation earned in the field of early music, ALPHA took on a new lease of life in 2015 by opening its catalogue to every repertory, welcoming top-flight international artists from very varied backgrounds (including Anna Prohaska, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Barbara Hannigan) and discovering new talents, whose career development is a priority for the label.

In 2016, Alpha received two Echo Awards in Germany (for the pianist Anna Vinnitskaya and the Belcea Quartet) and a Gramophone Award for the album Néère by Véronique Gens & Susan Manoff.

As part of its digital development programme, Alpha recently launched the application ALPHA PLAY, which offers a simple way of discovering classical music through its own catalogues and the catalogues of partner labels." ...

Visit the Outhere Music website for more information and list of supported artists.