BMG Classics (read annotations before use)

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Annotation

BMG Classics (which was dissolved in 2005) is variously described "a unit of BMG", "a division of Bertelsmann Music Group" or similar (which implies it technically isn't an imprint), when its logo appears in release packaging, more often than not beside the actual release imprints. make sure that there's not another imprint shown, and if there are, BMG Classics shouldn't be used as a release label in place of those. such imprints found have included:

RCA Victor Gold Seal, RCA Victor Silver Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal – these all have the "Victor" name and "dog & gramophone" trademark, superimposed on sealing wax background in their respective colors. older releases may have just the label name span across a banner at the top of the front cover.

RCA Victor – this either has the RCA name beside the "dog & gramophone" trademark, or just the "RCA Victor" brandname. older releases may have just the label name span across a banner at the top of the front cover, with RCA at one end, and Victor at the other.

RCA Gold Seal, RCA Red Seal – similar to the "Victor" imprints above, but without the "Victor" name and the "dog & gramophone" trademark. superimposed on sealing wax background in their respective colors.

RCA Victrola

RCA – distinguished by its encircled lightning bolt logo that was revived since ca. 1987, or the RCA name in bold block letters prior to then.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

and there are yet many other imprints not mentioned that should have been used as the release label instead of BMG Classics that were found listed under this label profile.

In May 2005, Sony BMG Masterworks was formed and resulted in the merger of the Sony Classical and BMG Classics product lines into one unit under Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Annotation last modified on 2015-01-22 09:08 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Altered States (Dolby Surround)John CoriglianoCD9
3983-2-RG078635398328
Christmas with the Vienna Choir Boys / Placido Domingo / Hermann PreyThe Vienna Choir Boys and Hermann Prey, Placido DomingoCD23
7930-2-RG078635793024
CarmenBizet; RCA Victor Orchestra, Robert Shaw Chorale, Fritz Reiner3×CD18 + 16 + 20
  • -1988
GD879810035628798121
Russian Easter Overture / In The Steppes Of Central Asia / Prince IgorBoston Pops OrchestraArthur FiedlerCD4
078635781328
On Tour in RussiaGounod, Tosti, Ravel, Beethoven; Leonard WarrenCD22
7807-2-RG078635780727
Symphoniae (Geistliche Gesänge)Hildegard Von Bingen; SequentiaCD14
GD770200035627702020
Cello Concertos, Volume 2Vivaldi; Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Paul Robinson, Ofra HarnoyCD21
  • -1989
RD601550035626015527
Making Every Moment CountPeter AllenCD10
  • US1990-08-21
60409-2-RC090266040926
Im weißen Rössl - HöhepunkteRalph Benatzky & Robert StolzCD15
GD 690280035626902827
Greatest HitsGeorge GershwinCD5
  • -1990
GD 894420035628944221
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 "Emperor"Tchaikovsky, Beethoven; Horowitz, Toscanini, ReinerCD6
  • -1990
GD879920035628799227
Great Classics (from Sennheiser)Various ArtistsCD11
SENN I, SENNI[none]
Now, Voyager - The Classic Film Scores Of Max SteinerNational Philharmonic OrchestraCD10
0136-2-RG078635013627
Mozart: Duos for Violin & Viola / Leclair: Sonata for 2 ViolinsMozart, Leclair; Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas ZukermanCD9
60735-2-RC090266073528
Greatest Hits SamplerVarious ArtistsCD13
60896-2-RV090266089628
La Mer / Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune / Nuages / Fêtes / PrintempsDebussy; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles MunchCD8
6719-2-RG078635671926
Appalachian Spring / The Tender Land / Billy the KidCopland; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene OrmandyCD5
6802-2-RG078635680225
Strauss: Oboe Concerto / Francaix / Ibert / SatieStrauss, Françaix, Ibert, Satie; John de Lancie, André Previn, Max WilcoxCD9
7989-2-RG078635798920
Die Orgelkonzerte Op. 4George Frideric HandelCD23
  • -1991
GD 693210035626932121
Concertos & SuitesMuffat; La Petite BandeCD25
GD770740035627707421
Sometimes When We TouchCleo Laine & James GalwayCD12
  • -1991
RCD1-3628
Violin Sonatas II - K 378 - 379 - 380Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jaap Schröder, Jos van ImmerseelCD8
VD77556
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Debussy: La MerRimsky-Korsakov, Debussy; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz ReinerCD7
090266087525
Suite no. 2 / Concerto / Trio SonatasJ. S. Bach; James Galway, Kyung-Wha Chung, Phillip Moll, Zagreb SoloistsCD18
Pink Panther and Other HitsHenry Mancini and His OrchestraCD21
  • US1992-01-28
BG2 559380208311350287
Smilin' ThroughCleo Laine & Dudley MooreCD11
  • US1992-04-28
09026 61177-2090266117727
Baby I'm YoursMaureen McGovernCD14
09026-60943-2090266094325
Streichquartett op. 132, 135Beethoven; Tokyo String Quartet(unknown)9
Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks / Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 5 / Xerxes: LargoGeorg Friedrich Händel; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Leopold StokowskiCD20
  • -1992
090266120727
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 7: Fantasies, Ayres & DancesThe Julian Bream ConsortCD19
  • DE1993-09-30
09026 61590 2090266159024
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 21: Guitar Concerto / Preludes / ÉtudesHeitor Villa‐Lobos; Julian Bream, André PrevinCD20
  • DE1993-11-01
09026 61604 2090266160426
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 25: Music of Spain, Granados / AlbénizEnrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz; Julian BreamCD11
09026 61608 2090266160822
Julian Bream Edition, Volume 27: Music of Spain, GuitarraBoccherini, Mudarra, Sor, Narváez, Tárrega; Julian BreamCD17
09026 61610 2090266161027
The Godfather & Other Movie ThemesHenry ManciniCD14
09026-61478-2090266147823
Swan LakeTchaikovsky; The State Symphony Orchestra, Svetlanov3×CD18 + 14 + 13
74321170822743211708227
Violin Concerto / Rococo VariationsTchaikovsky; Oistrakh, Kondrashin, Rostropovich, RozhdestvenskyCD4
74321170842743211708425
Ciné ClassiqueVarious ArtistsCD16
74321172962743211729628
The Hal Russell StoryHal Russell NRG EnsembleCD20
78118-21498-2781182149823
Music for 18 MusiciansSteve ReichCD1
  • US1994-03-15
78118-21129-2781182112926
The Four SeasonsAmsterdam Guitar TrioCD12
  • US1994-09-13
09026-61652-2090266165223
Italian SerenadeJames Galway, Kazuhito YamashitaCD16
09026 41448 2090266144822
Violin Concertos (5 CDs)Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn; Jascha HeifetzCD8
09026 61779 2090266177929
Der FreischützCarl Maria von Weber2×CD18 + 12
09026 62538 2090266253821
Domingo Greatest HitsPlácido DomingoCD16
09026-61406-2090266140626
The Jungle BookCharles Koechlin; Radio‐Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, David Zinman2×CD7 + 3
09026-61955-2090266195527
Salut d'amourAnne Akiko Meyers, Sandra RiversCD19
09026-62546-2090266254620
Piano SonatasBeethoven; Arthur RubinsteinCD12
09026-62561-2090266256129
Classical Ecstasy: exploring the tingle factorVarious ArtistsCD10
74321 23041 2743212304121
ConcertosTchaikovsky; John Browning, Erick Friedman, London Symphony Orchestra, Seiji OzawaCD6
  • -1994
74321-17900-2743211790024
Symphony 7 LeningradShostakovich, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill KondrashinCD4
74321198392743211983921
Symphonie 13 “Babi Yar”Shostakovich; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill KondrashinCD5
74321198422743211984225
Concerto for Piano and Strings / Three Pieces in Old StyleHenryk Górecki; Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Agnieszka Duczmal, Anna GóreckaCD15
75605 51246 2756055124627
OdysseyTerje RypdalCD7
78118-21067-2
Concerto pour piano Nos. 4, 5 "Empereur"Ludwig van Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn, Emanuel AxCD6
743211789028
SonatasBach; James Galway, Phillip Moll, Sarah CunninghamCD21
09026-62555-2090266255528
Codex Engelberg 314Dominique Vellard, Emmanuel Bonnardot, Gerd Türk, Chorale Ensemble Of Schola Cantorum BasiliensisCD18
05472 77431 2054727743122
MetamorphosisBarber, Elgar, StraussCD26
  • -1995
05472-77343-2054727734328
Ancient EchoesChorovaya AkademiaCD14
09026-68055-2090266805525
French Chamber MusicDebussy, Ravel - André Previn, Julie Rosenfeld, Gary HoffmanCD8
09026-68062-2
Opera's Greatest Drinking SongsVarious ArtistsCD22
  • -1995
09026-68095-2090266809523
MARIO! Lanza at His BestMario LanzaCD20
09026-68130-2090266813025
Nosferatu: A Symphony of HorrorHans ErdmannCD28
09026-68143-2090266814329
Zoot Sims in ParisZoot SimsCD19
09026-68208-2090266820726
Fireworks! Baroque Brass FavoritesCanadian BrassCD25
09026-68257-2090266825721
Out ClassicsVarious ArtistsCD13
09026-68261-2090266826124
Dizzy Gillespie In Paris, Volume 1Dizzy GillespieCD16
09026-68360-2090266836024
Ave MariaChœur des moines bénédictins de Santo Domingo de SilosCD21
74321 30658-20743213065823
De keuze van Fred BrouwersVarious Artists2×CD18 + 24
74321 383542743213835426
O Cieco MondoHuelgas EnsembleCD14
05472 77439 2054727743924
Legendary Three TenorsCaruso, Gigli, McCormackCD21
  • -1996-07-16
09026-68534-2090266853427
20th Century BluesMarianne FaithfullCD15
  • XE1996-10-14
74321 386562743213865621
Mystère: Live in Las VegasCirque du SoleilCD13
  • US1996-11-12
090266859627
Visions From The BookSequentiaCD7
05472 77347 2054727734724
Concerti da Chiesa e da CameraZavateri; Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz2×CD15 + 16
05472 77352 2054727735226
La Harpe RoyaleAndrew Lawrence‐KingCD22
05472 77371 2054727737121
Symphonies 1-4 (Complete)Roussel; Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Marek Janowski2×CD8 + 7
09026 62511 2090266251124
Neujahrskonzert 1996Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel2×CD13 + 3
  • -1996
09026 68469 2
Out Classics II: Stepping OutVarious ArtistsCD26
09026-68430-2090266843022
FriendsTrio RococoCD14
09026-68536-2090266853625
SantiagoThe ChieftainsCD15
09026-68602-2886974928720
Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 "Pathétique"Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski; USSR Symphony Orchestra, Ievgueni Svetlanov2×CD7 + 774321 40066-2743214006627
Don't Forget MeMarianne FaithfullCD3
74321 420292743214202920
Our Christmas SongsMontserrat Caballé & Montserrat MartíCD20
74321 44022 2743214402221
A Perfect DayRoger Whittaker with Jessica WhittakerCD22
74321-37156-2
Visits Paris, Volume IJimmy RaneyCD12
74321-40935-2743214093528
In the MomentGatewayCD5
78118-21574-2781182157422
Italian ConcertoThe Harp Consort, Andrew Lawrence‐KingCD16
05472 77366 2054727736629
Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 27Mozart; Alicia de Larrocha, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Colin DavisCD6
09026-68289-2090266828920
GorgonChristopher Rouse; Marin Alsop, Colorado Symphony OrchestraCD9
09026-68410-2090266841028
Music for MerceThe EOS Ensemble, Jonathan ShefferCD15
09026-68751-2090266875122
Peter Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major / Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor / Two Humoresques for Violin and OrchestraPeter Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius; David OistrakhCD8
74321 34178 2743213417820
Alien DiaryWolfram HuschkeCD15
74321 40619 2743214061923
Friends for LifeMontserrat CaballéCD16
74321 42538 2743214253823
Rubaiyat / Detto II / Misterioso / Concerto for Bassoon and Low StringsSofiya GubaidulinaCD8
74321 49957 2743214995723
March With MeMontserrat Caballé & VangelisCD3
74321 51214 2743215121428
Planet JazzDizzy GillespieCD17
74321 52069 2743215206927
Selected Signs I: An AnthologyVarious ArtistsCD14
78118 21650 2731453780521
Holst: The Planets / Varèse: ArcanaGustav Holst, Edgard Varèse; Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard SlatkinCD8
D 120301090266881925
Fire in the KitchenThe ChieftainsCD11
  • CA1998-06-16
09026 63133-2090266313327
Suonate da camera a tre, op. 1/VII-XIIVivaldi; L'Arte dell'Arco, Christopher HogwoodCD6
05472 77350 2054727735028