Founded in 1945 by George Mendelssohn Bartoldy (1912–1988), VOX played a major role in recognizing and launching the careers of young talents like: Alfred Brendel, Ingrid Haebler, Walter Klien, Michael Ponti, Aaron Rosand, Ivry Gitlis, Michael Gielen and Rolf Reinhardt. It also (re)-aquainted American listeners to senior artists such as: Otto Klemperer, Jasha Horenstein, Ionel Perlea, Hans Rosbaud, Clemens Krauss, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Lili Kraus, Vlado Perlmutter, György Sandor, Friedrich Wührer. Further artists who recorded for Mendelssohn were: Rugiero Ricci, Shura Cherhassky, Susanne Lauterbacher, Robert Firkusny, Simon Abbey.

The many imprints of VOX included: Vox Music Masters (founded in 1946 with educational purpose in mind), VOX BOX, TURNABOUT and CANDIDE – all of them LP labels. Their releases are still sought after by collectors due not only to the recordings themselves, but also to the quality of the liner notes and the highly artistic approach of the artworks. The CD era brought further imprints like MMG, Allegretto, Vox Cameo Classics and Vox Legends and were based increasingly on compilations and licensed material and less on new recordings.

Vox’s repertoire breadth is comprehensive, from medieval music to 20th century contemporary composition. Many of the VOX recordings – especially those of complete orchestral cycles with American orchestras – were realized by the Grammy awarded production team of Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz from the Elite Recordings Studio, with many others being realized by the Südwest Tonstudio from Germany founded by Heinz Jansen.

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Album Title Catalogue No.
Akira Miyoshi: Torse III VOX-NX-2022
Akira Yuyama: Divertimento VOX-NX-2024
Arensky / Tchaikovsky / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto VOX-7211
Bach: Complete Organ Works (VOX Mega-Box) VOX-ED-5996
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1 VOX-NX-2010
Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 VOX-NX-2037
Beethoven: Overtures & Incidental Music VOX-NX-3017CD
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 VOX-NX-2021
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21, "Waldstein" VOX-NX-2017
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29, 'Hammerklavier' VOX-NX-2030
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 VOX-NX-3002CD
Boulez: Éclat VOX-NX-2016
Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances - 16 Waltzes, Op. 39 - Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46 and 72 SPJ-95176
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 VOX-NX-2033
Christmas Christmas at St. Thomas New York VOX-7206
Crumb: Night Music I VOX-NX-2015
Długoszewski: Fire Fragile Flight VOX-NX-2018
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and 72 VOX-7202
Edvard Grieg: Works for Solo Piano VOX-ED-5987
Ernst: Concerto Pathétique, Op. 23 VOX-NX-2029
F. Martin: Ballade for Piano & Orchestra VOX-NX-2028
F. Martin: Ballade for Trombone & Orchestra VOX-NX-2027
Father & Son SPJ-94001
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Op. 64 VOX-NX-2035
Gade: Efterklange af Ossian VOX-NX-2007