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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 for great composers

With boxes of the complete Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, 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, Borodin, Brahms, Fauré, Frescobaldi, Handel, Mussorgsky, Schütz, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and more: all unrivalled for both depth of coverage and value for money.

 Go to Brilliant 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 pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell, violinist Kristóf Bárati, recorder player Erik Bosgraaf and guitarist Izhar Elias.

 Go to Brilliant 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 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 and harpsichordists Pieter-Jan Belder and Jed Wentz, all of whom are also directors of their own acclaimed ensembles.

Go to Brilliant 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 and Morton Feldman.
  • A channel for established and upcoming composers of today.

Go to Brilliant 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. 

Our team:

  • Jeroen van Riel - Managing Director
  • Pieter van Winkel - Artistic Director
  • Chris Boonstra - Finance Director
  • Jeroen Vreugdenhil - Sales Manager
  • Yvonne Postma - Product Manager
  • Doris Brinkman - Assistant Controller
  • Riëtte van Beem - Sales & Logistics Manager
  • Charissa Lord - Product & Digital Manager
  • Erwin Oosterhuis - Online Marketeer
  • Suzan Al Saifi -  Junior Developer Front- & Backend