SWR Classic is the label of the Southwest German Broadcasting Company (SWR), on which recordings of the internationally renowned SWR orchestras and ensembles, including outstanding archive recordings, are released in cooperation with Naxos Germany. The label celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in October 2015 and is now a well-established competitor in the market; the numerous awards and prizes it has received attest to its success. The SWR is the only German public radio network that presents the activities of its orchestras and ensembles in permanent documentation on CD. The label, so far known as SWRmusic, was renamed as SWR Classic in 2017, according to the new classical music brand of the SWR.

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ACHRON, J.: Children's Suite / PROKOFIEV, S.: Overture on Hebrew Themes / CHAJES, J.: Palestinian Suite / STILLMAN, M.: Fantasy on a Chassidic Theme CD93.209
AKIYOSHI, T.: Let Freedom Swing CD93.203
AURIC, G.: Pastorale / Les facheux (Les Ballets Russes, Vol. 7) (Poppen) CD93.265
BACEWICZ: Piano Works CD93.034
BACEWICZ: Sonatas for Violin and Piano CD93.117
BACH, C.P.E.: Fantasia in F-Sharp Minor / CHOPIN, F.: Etudes, Op. 25 / RACHMANINOV, S.: Paganini Rhapsody (R. Neumann, SWR Symphony, K. Hasan) SWR19101CD
BACH, C.P.E.: Violin and Piano Music (Breuninger, P. Kuijken) CD93.312
BACH, J.S.: Overture (Suite) No. 1 / HANDEL: Armida Abbandonata CD93.038
BACH, J.S.: Viola da Gamba Sonatas, BWV 1027 and 1029 / Cello Suite No. 5, BWV 1011 (Starker, Růžičková) (Schwetzinger Festspiele Edition, 1971) CD93.726
BACH, J.S.: Vocal Music (Fischer-Dieskau) (1953-1959) CD94.201
Ballades - SCHUMANN, R. / LISZT, F. / ULLMANN, V. (Fischer-Dieskau, Holl) CD93.906
Ballet Music - STRAVINSKY, I. / RAVEL, M. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / FALLA, M. de (Les Ballets Russes) (Cambreling, Gielen, Viotti) (10-CD Box Set) SWR19431CD
BARTOK, B.: Bluebeard's Castle [Opera] (Eotvos) CD93.070
BARTÓK, B.: Divertimento / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (German Radio Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern Philharmonic, P. Inkinen) SWR19110CD
BARTOK, B.: Miraculous Mandarin Suite (The) / STRAUSS, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra (Kempe) (1961) CD94.220
BARTÓK, B.: Piano Concerto No. 2 / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Anda, Müller-Kray, Leitner) (1950, 1973) CD94.225
BARTÓK, B.: Violin and Piano Works (Becker-Bender, Nagy) SWR19003CD
BARTÓK, B.: Wooden Prince Suite (The) / Concerto for Orchestra / STRAVINSKY, I.: Pulcinella (Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 5 (1967-2014)) SWR19023CD
BARTOK: Miraculous Mandarin (The) / Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion CD93.194
BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta / Violin Concerto No. 1 CD93.127
BARTOK: Wooden Prince Suite (The) / Concerto for Orchestra CD93.184
BEETHOVEN, L. van / BRAHMS, J.: Violin Concertos (Neveu, Orchestre National de l'ORTF, SWR Symphony, Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Désormière) SWR19018CD
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Cello and Piano Works (Complete) (Geringas, Fountain) CD93.272
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Overture to Collin's Coriolan, "Coriolan Overture" / Symphony No. 2 / BARTOK, B.: Concerto for Orchestra (Maazel) (1958) CD94.224
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Overtures (Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Norrington) SWR19121CD