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.
BACH, J.S.: Organ Works (Complete) (Kraft) VOX-ED-5996
BARTÓK, B.: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Sándor, South West German Radio Symphony, Baden-Baden, R. Reinhardt) VOX-NX-2010
BARTÓK, B.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (Sándor, South West German Radio Symphony, Baden-Baden, Vienna Symphony, R. Reinhardt, Gielen) VOX-NX-2051
BARTÓK, B.: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, BB 115 / Rhapsody, BB 36b / Scherzo, BB 35 (Sándor, Reinhardt, P. Cao) VOX-NX-2052
BARTÓK, B.: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 (Gitlis) VOX-NX-2037
BARTÓK, B: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Gitlis, Vienna Symphony, Horenstein) VOX-NX-2036
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Diabelli Variations (Horszowski) VOX-NX-2053
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Leonore and Fidelio Overtures / Die Ruinen von Athens (excerpts) (Bach Society of Minnesota, Minnesota Orchestra, Skrowaczewski) VOX-NX-3017CD
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Missa Solemnis (Steingruber, Schuerhoff, Majkut, O. Wiener, Vienna Academy Choir, Vienna Symphony, Klemperer) VOX-NX-2055
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Choral Fantasy (Brendel, Stuttgart Lehrergesangverein, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Boettcher) VOX-NX-2067
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Wührer, Bamberg Symphony, Perlea) VOX-NX-2021
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 (Wührer, Stuttgart Pro Musica Orchestra, Davisson) VOX-NX-3003CD
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 (Brendel, Vienna Symphony, Wallberg) VOX-NX-2069
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonata No. 21, "Waldstein" (Novaes) VOX-NX-2017
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Sonata No. 29, "Hammerklavier" (Horszowski) VOX-NX-2030
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 4 (Berlin Philharmonic, Furtwängler) (1943) VOX-NX-3002CD
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 5 / Overtures (Vienna Symphony, Horenstein) VOX-NX-2065
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral" / Overtures (Vienna Symphony, Horenstein) VOX-NX-2066
BOULEZ, P.: Éclat (Orchestra of Our Time, Thome) VOX-NX-2016
BRAHMS, J.: 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 / 16 Waltzes, Op. 39 (version for piano 4 hands) (Brendel, W. Klien, B. Klien) VOX-NX-2049
BRUCH, M.: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Gitlis, Vienna Symphony, Horenstein) (1955) VOX-NX-2033
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 9 (original 1894 version, ed. L. Nowak) (Vienna Symphony, Horenstein) (1953) VOX-NX-2061
CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Impromptus Nos. 1-3 / Fantasy-Impromptu (Horszowski, Vienna Symphony, Swarowsky) VOX-NX-2054
CHOPIN, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Nocturnes Nos. 1-12 (Novaes) VOX-NX-2057
CHOPIN, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - Nocturnes Nos. 13-20 / Piano Sonata No. 2 (Novaes) VOX-NX-2058