The Seattle Symphony launched the in-house recording label, SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA, in 2014. This exciting venture reflects the highly acclaimed partnership between the Seattle Symphony and Music Director Ludovic Morlot. The first three releases feature both live and studio recordings of works by French and American composers, celebrating the flourishing relationship between a dynamic young French conductor and an American orchestra. Additional releases include an all-Fauré disc and a recording with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Alexander Raskatov’s Piano Concerto, “Night Butterflies.”
The recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing on the Benaroya Hall stage, with naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range. Digital content will be available in four formats: stereo, “Mastered for iTunes,“ 96k 24-bit high resolution and 5.1 surround sound.
The Seattle Symphony has an extensive catalogue of over 150 recordings, which have garnered 21 Grammy Award nominations throughout its history. In 2016 the Seattle Symphony won its second Grammy, for Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Augustin Hadelich. In 2015 the Seattle Symphony won for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. CLICK HERE to view the full catalogue on Naxos.
CDs may be purchased at Symphonica, The Symphony Store, at Benaroya Hall. Digital downloads and CDs are available through iTunes and Amazon, using the links below.