Cala Records is a boutique, London-based label known for its creative programming and high quality recorded sound. The label was formed in 1990 by the Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon and the New York attorney and arts advocate Daniel Schiffman. Cala Records Ltd is a UK company with a subsidiary, Cala Records, Inc., in the USA. The label has released over 100 CDs […]. The Cala Records team includes such award-winning producers and engineers as Tim Handley, Phil Rowlands, Nick Parker, Paschal Byrne, Paul Baily, Simon Eadon, Chris Hazell and Adam Abeshouse. Their brief is to create for the label a recorded sound which is similar in immediacy and ambience to the live concert experience. […] Our award-winning collection of more than 30 historical recordings celebrates the artistry of the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, and takes advantage of today’s superb sound-restoration technology. Stokowski expert Edward Johnson has distilled the best of the Maestro’s enormous recorded output, and unearthed the most pristine master tapes. The series is produced in association with the Leopold Stokowski Society, and the Maestro is heard conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony, NBC Symphony, National Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Symphony and the All-American Youth Orchestra. The commitment by Cala Records to creative, well-balanced programming can be seen in the label’s practice of combining great works with discoveries and rarities. […] In addition to its various CD series, Cala Records collaborates with conductors, composers, orchestras, choruses, chamber ensembles and soloists on interesting single CD projects. You are invited to explore our vocal/choral, chamber and keyboard pages and discover the treasures amassed there. In 2015 Cala records celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a launch night for the commemorative CDs Cool Brass and Hot Brass. Click here to read the story of Cala's development and its current activities, from an article featured in Musical Opinion magazine. (Rondo DB)

Country United Kingdom
Started 1990
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