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There is no such thing as a "full-price" Brilliant Classics CD. Whether it's a reference classic or a brand new recording, Brilliant Classics makes classical music affordable to everyone!

Why go to Brilliant Classics?

Go to Brilliant Classics for great composers

With boxes of the complete Bach, Mozart and Beethoven and Brahms, Brilliant became the first destination for music lovers who wanted an affordable, authoritative guide to the voice of these masters of music. Now you can enjoy comprehensive surveys of many more composers, gathering new and classic recordings in one convenient place: CPE Bach and WF Bach, Frescobaldi, Handel, Schütz, Alkan, Hummel, Franck, Telemann, Liszt and more: all unrivalled for both depth of coverage and value for money. Enjoying great popularity are the box sets featuring solo concertos per instrument: (Russian and French) Piano Concertos, Clarinet Concertos, Trumpet Concertos, Oboe Concertos, Flute Concertos, Horn Concertos as well as Anthologies of the Recorder, Viola da Gamba and Piano Etudes. Especially attractive are the Editions of popular sacred works: Requiem Edition, Stabat Mater Edition, Magnificat Edition and others.

 Go to Brilliant Classics for great artists

Connoisseurs looking for a treasured classic and first-time listeners who want assurance of quality: both go to Brilliant Classics for recordings by legendary icons such as Elly Ameling, Rudolf Barshai, Herbert Blomstedt and Alfred Brendel. Excited by the Brilliant young artists of today? Musicians who have a starry career ahead of them make critically acclaimed new recordings for Brilliant Classics, such as the pianists Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Giovanni Bellucci, violinist Kristóf Baráti, recorder player Erik Bosgraaf, cellist István Várdai, guitarist Izhar Elias and many more.

 Go to Brilliant Classics for great opera

  • The best-loved operas by Handel, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Monteverdi, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner and Strauss in critically acclaimed versions.
  • New recordings from European opera houses.
  • Rarities of the repertoire otherwise unavailable.
  • Librettos available at www.brilliantclassics.com.

Go to Brilliant Classics for early music

Historically informed performance values have changed the way we listen to all music over the last 50 years. Each month brings new Brilliant Classics releases of early and Baroque music – many of them first recordings, and all made by musicians with virtuoso flair and scholarly care over sources and styles so that forgotten music can live and breathe once more. 'House' early-music artists for Brilliant include the violinist Federico Guglielmo, cellist Jaap ter Linden, harpsichordists Pieter-Jan Belder, Roberto Loreggian, Francesco Cera and Michele Benuzzi, flutist Jed Wentz, organists Simone Stella, Stefano Molardi, Manuel Tomadin, Matthias Havinga, Adriano Falcioni, all of whom are also directors of their own acclaimed ensembles.

Go to Brilliant Classics for new music

  • Comprehensive surveys of minimalist masters such as Einaudi, Glass, Ten Holt, JacobTV and Arvo Pärt from pianist Jeroen van Veen.
  • A commitment to the avant-garde explorers such as John Cage, Terry Riley, Michael Nyman and Morton Feldman.
  • A channel for established and upcoming composers of today.

Go to Brilliant Classics for great prices

There is no such thing as a 'full-price' Brilliant Classics release. Whether it's a reference classic or a brand new recording, Brilliant makes classical music affordable to everyone.