Naxos 25th Anniversary Celebration in Paris
May 24, 2012
The French celebration of the 25th Naxos anniversary commenced with the participation at MUSICORA, a classical music exhibition just re-launched and held at the prestigious Palais Brongniart in the heart of Paris.
Naxos displayed an impressive offering of 7,000 titles for the public, including products of labels distributed by Naxos and Abeille Musique , an offer that far outnumbered those of the competitors participating at the same event. This indicator proved that Naxos and Abeille Musique are key players in the distribution of independent labels in France.
Following the exhibition, founder and chairman of the Naxos Group, Klaus Heymann, gave a key-note speech. It was a lively affair joined by local journalists, musicians, composers, and Naxos enthusiasts. The speech was followed by a “meet and greet” and interviews with France Musique, Le Figaro, Le Nouvel Observateur, Classiquenews.com, Resmusica.com, Diapason, Classica, Pianiste, Jejouedupiano.com, and Qobuz, and others.
The 25th anniversary celebration in Paris culminated in an evening party held at Hôtel Dosne-Thiers. Conductor Jun Märkl was the guest of honour, having recently completed his cycle of Debussy’s orchestral music with the Lyon National Orchestra for Naxos. Also present was Jean-Claude Casadesus, the chief conductor of the Lille National Orchestra, who has a long and successful recording collaboration with Naxos. Klaus Heymann shared the story of Naxos and his vision on the future of the classical recording industry, followed by a speech from Yves Riesel, president of Abeille Musique.
It was a joyous occasion celebrated in a friendly and celebratory atmosphere!
Photos of the 25th celebration in Paris:
|Jun Märkl, Takako Nishizaki & Klaus Heymann
||Klaus Heymann at France Musique
||Klaus Heymann with Classica chief editor Bertrand Dermoncourt and Pianiste editor Stéphane Friedrich