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2011-08-10 10:04:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed by the Independent as "the most exciting young male talent in opera today," Vittorio Grigolo follows up his Sony Classical debut album, The Italian Tenor, with his second release, Arrivederci - a fresh and personal take on Italy's exceptional musical heritage, available September 19. Also on November 6, Vittorio will also make his west coast operatic debut at the LA Opera, starring as Romeo in Shakespeare's classic, Romeo et Juliette....

2011-06-01 11:25:00

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS available digitally on May 31st and on CD on June 28th. Henry Jackman has composed an exciting accompaniment to the action in this film, the eagerly awaited prequel to the blockbuster X-Men series. In composing for a movie in a high-profile series - it follows X-Men (2000), X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006)...

2011-02-23 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is delighted to announce the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Focus Features' new film Jane Eyre, available March 8, 2011. Academy Award-winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement) has created a romantic and moving score, performed by violinist Jack Liebeck, as the perfect complement to the new movie version of the celebrated story. Jane Eyre opens in New York and Los Angeles on March 11, and expands to...

2011-01-25 06:23:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical announces the release of Virtuoso the debut album on the label from the acclaimed young violinist Ray Chen. Winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2009) and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (2008), Chen has received rave reviews from critics, and high praise from distinguished musicians around the globe for the fresh insight he brings to his performances and a musical authority far beyond his age. Maxim Vengerov, impressed by...

2011-01-20 09:03:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical, in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera, proudly presents the first in a line of CD and DVD releases drawn from both the storied Met broadcast archive and the acclaimed series "The Met: Live in HD." On January 25, 2011, Sony Classical issues four multi-disc sets that represent the first official release on CD of historic Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts from 1947 to 1962, with complete live opera performances freshly...

2010-12-06 15:19:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony MASTERWORKS -- Internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang records the soundtrack for Sony PlayStation's blockbuster video game Gran Turismo® 5 which is in stores now. Sony Classical releases the soundtrack digitally via all major service providers on December 14th and physically the week of December 20th. The soundtrack features famous piano works by Chopin, J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Joplin, Holst and Beethoven...

2010-08-31 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concerts are the world's most watched classical events. Starting in January 2012, the concert recordings will appear on Sony Classical. The contract, signed last week in Salzburg, encompasses releases on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100831/NY57142 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100831/NY57142 ) The New Year's Concert is broadcast from Vienna's Musikverein to over...

2010-03-22 06:14:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Violinist Ray Chen, who captivated the classical music scene with his consecutive victories at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2009 and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition in 2008, has signed an exclusive multi-year recording contract with Sony Classical. In February of this year, Mr. Chen signed a worldwide general management contract with CAMI Music. His first album on Sony Classical, slated to be released at the end of 2010, will feature a selection of...


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