PENTATONE Celebrates 20 Years with New Miniseries

By Francisco Salazar

PENTATONE is celebrating 20 years since its founding in 2001 launching a miniseries of releases, showcasing 20 years of the company’s catalogue.

In a statement, Managing Director Simon M. Eder said, “I am excited that we are celebrating 20 years of PENTATONE this fall, with the label’s future never having looked brighter. In the two decades of its existence, PENTATONE has been able to build out its position as one of the worldwide leading independent labels, strengthening its artistic relevance and expanding its international reach.”

The series will delve into pieces and movements that have not only inspired and captured audiences since their original release but also beautiful tracks that arguably missed their chance for the spotlight the first time around.

The first part of the series will be “Spritz: Celebrating Concerto Music” featuring recordings from Alisa Weilerstein, Johannes Moser, Arabella Steinbacher, and Denis Kozhukhin.

The second part of the series will be “Frizzante: Celebrating Vocal Music” featuring singers Piotr Beczala, Magdalena Kožená, Lise Davidsen, Ian Bostridge, and Ann Hallenberg.

Audiences can hear the episode “Limoncello: Celebrating Chamber Music” with such artists as Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Francesco Piemontesi, the Emerson String Quartet, and Signum Quartett.

Finally, the series comes to an end with “Spätburgunder: Celebrating Orchestral Music” featuring the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Bruckner.

All episodes are now available.

PENTATONE was founded in 2001 by former Philips Classics executives, with the ambition to offer classical music in the highest quality.