Harmonia Mundi

Harmonia Mundi

Described by the New York Times as one of Europes finest independent record companies, harmonia mundi`s origins date back half a century when, in 1958, a French journalist with connections to the book trade, Bernard Coutaz, decided to found his own publishing house for music. A year later the label had released its first recording, Chants From The Slavonic Liturgy. The largest independent producer of classical recordings in France, the artist roster for Harmonia Mundi reads like a Who`s Who of classical music superstars. With ensembles including The Academy of Ancient Music to Trio Wanderer, Al Ayre Espanol to Theatre of Voices, Les Arts Florissants to Tokyo String Quartet, artists such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Rene Jacobs, Andrew Manze, Kent Nagano, Dorothea Roschmann, Andreas Scholl, Andreas Staier and Alexandre Tharaud, leading chamber groups, choirs, orchestras
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