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to the homepage of SWRmusic, the CD label of the Southwest German Radio. SWRmusic was the first independent ARD label and is the only one with five outstanding ensembles of its own. On our website you will find information about the comprehensive list of recordings of classical music and big band jazz offered by SWRmusic.

We are glad, to present the new label jazzhaus, wich is a new music label featuring an indefinite number of audio and video jazz programs taken from live radio and television recordings from the archives of Südwestrundfunk Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Mainz in south west Germany. You will find them under "Catalogue / Editions".

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News

  • 2016/10/05Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for „Folk Songs of the World - Volkslieder aus aller Welt“
    The crossover programs of Cathy Berberian were never compiled by marketing strategies but based on a natural musical variety. From Claudio Monteverdi up to the Beatles, her voice did them all justice. »
  • 2016/04/25French Record Critics Award „DIAPASON D´OR” for Stephane Denève and the Radio-Sinfonieorcher Stuttgart of the SWR
    The SWRmusic CD “Arthur Honegger” of the Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart has been awarded with the french Diapanson d´or. »
  • 2015/07/27SWRmusic: New Cooperation with Naxos Germangy
    SWRmusic ist seit dem Jahr 2000 das Label des Südwestrundfunks. Bei SWRmusic erscheinen nicht nur Livemitschnitte und Studioproduktionen der Klangkörper des SWR mit Top-Solisten und -Dirigenten, sondern auch exzellente Kammermusikproduktionen, die unter der Ägide des SWR entstanden sind. »
» New Releases
SWR19030CD

Dialogues: Poulenc • Debussy • Franck; Janina Ruth (Violoncello, Sopran), Boris Kusnezow (Klavier) »

SWR19009CD

This is the third instalment in our Dvo?ák symphony cycle. Passionate, colourful and meticulously prepared interpretations. The freshness and excitement of Dvo?ák’s music, innovative in its time, is recreated in these performances. »

SWR19022CD

This is the third instalment of our critically acclaimed Michael Gielen Edition, which gives a comprehensive account of the conductor's extensive accomplishments for the first time on CD. Vol. 3 contains two Brahms recordings that are being released for the first time: the First Piano Concerto and Schicksalslied. The two concertos feature three soloists of international standing - Gerhard Oppitz, Mark Kaplan and David Geringas. »

SWR19018CD

Previously unpublished photo of Ginette Neveu on the cover, plus a handwritten note of gratitude to her teacher Carl Flesch. The Beethoven concerto is one of Neveu’s last recordings, completed only weeks before her death. An attractively priced disc featuring two great violin concertos performed by one of the most famous female violinists of all time. »