Meanwhile EMI license their crown jewels, such as Giulini's Missa Solemnis, to entrepreneurial little companies like Brilliant Classics who make a killing, and the orchestra owned labels clean up all the industry awards.
But fear not, the future of the record company that brought you Jacqueline Du Pré's Elgar Cello Concerto, Herbert von Karajan's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and many more recorded masterpieces (and where I once worked) is assured. Under the guiding hand of Eric Nicoli the EMI Classics web site tells me their "latest classical release is from Wild, the sensational new signing to EMI Classics, managed by impresario Mel Bush. This super sexy multi-talented group, with strong classical backgrounds, have come together to create a new visual sound that has the ability to cross all music barriers around the world."
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