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SWR music / SWRclassic

is the label of the Southwest German Broadcasting Company on which recordings of the internationally renowned SWR orchestras and ensembles as well as outstanding archive recordings are released in cooperation with Naxos. The label has established itself on the fiercely contested music market. The numerous awards and prizes awarded to SWR music attest to its success.

The musical spectrum of the label ranges from major orchestral compositions through a cappella works to chamber music and jazz productions, from the Viennese classical composers Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to contemporary composers such as Luigi Nono, György Kurtag, and Wolfgang Rihm - to name only a few. SWR music presents musical events of the highest order of excellence.

The SWR not only enriches the international discography with his high-quality recordings featuring internationally top-ranked ensembles but also employs the expertise of its music editors and resources of its archives for photographic and textual materials in order to secure the position of SWR music on the world market.

In addition to chamber recordings with internationally established artists, SWR music presents the musical work of the following orchestras and ensembles:

  • SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
    Principal conductor: François-Xavier Roth
  • Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
    Principal conductor: Stéphane Denève
  • German Radio Philharmonic of Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern
    Principal conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
    This orchestra was formed in 2007 from the fusion of the Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra (SR) and the Kaiserslautern Radio Orchestra (SWR).
  • SWR Vocal Ensemble of Stuttgart
    Principal conductor: Marcus Creed
  • SWR Big Band

The SWR is the only German public radio network that presents the activities of its orchestras and ensembles in permanent documentation on CD. These productions are also available as downloads from the respective websites.

» New Releases
SWR19514CD

New series of previously out-of-print SWRmusic bestsellers, re-released with new artwork design. Competitively priced, acclaimed SWR recordings with Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, and others are now available again. »

SWR19512CD

New series of previously out-of-print SWRmusic bestsellers, re-released with new artwork design. Competitively priced, acclaimed SWR recordings with Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, and others are now available again. »

SWR19508CD

New series of previously out-of-print SWRmusic bestsellers, re-released with new artwork design. Competitively priced, acclaimed SWR recordings with Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, and others are now available again. »

SWR19511CD

Roger Norrington's journey through the Romantic Symphony continues with two popular scores from the pen of Antonín Dvorák. »

SWR19509CD

While the music of Elgar has gone in and out of favor during the last century, one could never deny the enormous influence he had on shaping the English musical landscape. In fact, it would be fair to describe Elgar as the most English of composers. »

SWR19510CD

New series of previously out-of-print SWRmusic bestsellers, re-released with new artwork design. Competitively priced, acclaimed SWR recordings with Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, and others are now available again. »

SWR19513CD

New series of previously out-of-print SWRmusic bestsellers, re-released with new artwork design. Competitively priced, acclaimed SWR recordings with Sir Roger Norrington, Sylvain Cambreling, and others are now available again. »