Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Philips Original Jackets Collection PHILIPS 55CD
A limited-edition 55-CD set of legendary and critically acclaimed recordings celebrating the famous PHILIPS heritage.
An alliance of great artistry and superb sound.
Classic-status albums spanning over half a century of recording and showcasing a wealth of international talent.
An unrivaled collection that that embraces all musical genres - from solo piano and chamber music through to large scale choral works and opera.
Music that spans more than two centuries of masterworks from Bach Concertos and Schubert Lieder to twentieth-century masterpieces by Stravinsky, Bartok and beyond.
Each CD is housed in a sleeve with original cover art, a 200-page booklet documents the history of the label with personal reminiscences by key members of staff on both the technical and artistic developments of the label:
1] A history of Philips Classics by Frans van Dongen [Former member of the Philips Classical Recording Department in Baarn]
2] Philips Classics - A personal recollection by Costa Pilavachi [former Head of A&R and later President, Philips Classics]
Full recording information on each disc is included in the booklet and there are numerous photographs.
The release of this PHILIPS set has been made possible as a result of a special agreement with PHILIPS and use of the trademark is confined to this limited-edition set.