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Naxos Records in a Nutshell

Naxos CDs:
  • Are state-of-the-art recordings, new, all digital, available in both physical format and on digital platforms.
  • Are critically-acclaimed, with numerous GRAMMY® awards, Penguin Guide 3-star recommendations, Gramophone Editor’s Choice Awards and many other international honours.
  • Offer a choice of some 11,000 titles, with around 15 new titles added every month.
  • Represent the best value in recorded classical music.

What’s the catch?

There isn’t one.

  • Profits are invested in recordings of new music rather than multiple versions of standard repertoire already in the catalogue.
  • We concentrate on highlighting the best music, not expensive artist promotions.
  • We appeal to a wide range of consumer tastes through our complete cycles of basic repertoire, the featuring of rarities, the promotion of contemporary music, and an enviable collection of world première recordings.

What the Critics say:

“Naxos has become without doubt the world’s favourite classical label … In the history of the gramophone, no company has more thoroughly overturned the classical record business. …It has built its reputation on value and reliability.”
 – BBC Music Magazine

“Naxos has combined imaginative A&R with its philosophy of offering great music at affordable prices. Which all makes for a winning combination—classical music enthusiasts can’t really go wrong!”
 – Gramophone

“Naxos continues to boast the most impressive—some might say overwhelming—release schedule of any recording company. …Soundscan rates [Naxos] as the country’s No. 1 independent classical distributor and label.”
 – Billboard

“Naxos Nostalgia, Naxos Jazz Legends, Naxos AudioBooks and Naxos World testify to the continuing vibrance of one of the great success stories of the CD era.”
 – BBC Music Magazine

“Naxos is simply the most exciting thing happening in classical music today.”

“With a catalogue of 80 releases from George Antheil…to Meredith Willson…and more than 100 projected titles to come, American Classics is the most ambitious documentation in sound of American classical music ever undertaken.”
 – Symphony Magazine





About Naxos
The Naxos Story
  Klaus Heymann
The First Recordings
The Birth of Naxos
The Naxos Secret
The Philosophy of Naxos
Naxos in a Nutshell
Interview with Klaus Heymann
Frequently asked Questions
and Answers
Naxos Digital &
Subscription Services
Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group