Naxos Picks Up Delos Distribution
August 13, 2008
On 1 August 2008 the largest independent distributor of classical recordings in the USA, Naxos of America, began physical and digital distribution of the California-based classical label Delos. Founded by the late Amelia Haygood in l973, Delos was the first independent label to offer CDs and has issued many matrix surround sound CDs as well as a dozen SACDs. The late noted sound engineer and author John Eargle was the label’s Director of Recording, winning a Grammy Award for Sound Engineering in 2001. Some of the luminaries in music on the Delos label include Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Shifrin and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, conductor Gerard Schwarz, cellist Janos Starker, flutist Jean Pierre Rampal, The Moscow Chamber Orchestra under Constantine Orbelian, the Dallas Symphony under Andrew Litton, the New Jersey Symphony under Zdenek Macal, the Oregon Symphony under James DePriest and theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore. Concert pianist Carol Rosenberger - who also has a number of distinguished Delos recordings - is Delos’ current director.