Monday, December 12, 2011

Simon Rattle to leave EMI for Alia Vox?


Over the years I have both worked for and despaired at EMI, and have also praised the work of French independent label Zig-Zag Territoires. In classical music what goes around comes around and now comes the news that high profile EMI artists the Belcea Quartet are leaving the label to return to Zig-Zag Territoires where they cut their first CD. My prediction is that the next EMI departure will be Simon Rattle who will move to Alia Vox. Header image is the Zig-Zag Territoires Bach meets Coltrane disc which in 2008 I featured under the currently topical headline of Recommended for Coltrane loving Democrats.

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

I should point out that my headline is not quite as daft as it may seem at first reading. Alia Vox is, of course, owned by Jordi Savall who himself left EMI in 1975 and set up his own very successful label in 1998 after a period with Astrée. While in January this year I featured here a new CD by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic of music by Johannes Maria Staud released on the Austrian independent label Kairos - http://www.overgrownpath.com/2011/01/is-loudspeaker-enemy-of-classical-music.html