Warner Classics has launched a new collaboration with IDAGIO, in a partnership that will see the specialist classical music streaming service make the entire Warner Classics and Erato catalogue available to its users.
The IDAGIO catalogue, which already comprises over 650,000 tracks, will encompass all new and recent releases from the Warner Classics and Erato labels, as well as the complete catalogue, including recordings originally issued on such iconic labels as EMI Classics and Teldec (now Warner Classics) and Virgin Classics (now Erato).
“Adding the complete Warner Classics catalogue will enable us to continue offering classical music lovers the streaming experience they want and deserve,” Till Janczukowicz, founder and CEO of IDAGIO, said. “Warner Classics and Erato are labels that, under the inspired leadership of Alain Lanceron, continue to buck the industry trend with their ambition and commitment to visionary A&R. A perfect example is Erato’s recent award-winning recording of Berlioz’s Les Troyens.”
The full range of albums to be made available in the coming weeks encompasses reference recordings of legacy artists such as Maria Callas, Yehudi Menuhin, Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan, to more recent milestone releases from the likes of Itzhak Perlman, Martha Argerich, Philippe Jaroussky, Joyce DiDonato and Sir Simon Rattle.
Among the major new releases to be featured on IDAGIO is Warner Classics’ critically acclaimed Complete Works of Claude Debussy, released for the centenary of the composer’s death.
Janczukowicz added: “We are excited that we can now also offer legendary recordings, from Rostropovich to Du Pré, Harnoncourt to Rattle, and much more. All of these will be available, of course, in lossless sound and searchable through our unique interface.”
The Warner Classics and Erato catalogue is one of the most significant in classical music and represents a substantial addition to IDAGIO’s catalogue, made available through a unique interface designed specifically with the needs of classical music lovers in mind.
“We are happy to launch this strategic partnership with IDAGIO, a truly dedicated service for streaming classical music,” Alain Lanceron, President of Warner Classics and Erato, said. “IDAGIO has worked on a new model and technological solution to ensure enhanced search functionality, specialist curation and audio quality. They care as much about delivering quality and choice to the audience and the artistic community, as we do at Warner Classics and Erato. We are looking forward to an innovative and exciting collaboration with IDAGIO.”
As an additional aspect of the partnership, IDAGIO will feature exclusive playlists curated by Warner Classics and its artists, and will work closely with the label on additional initiatives to
provide an engaging classical listening experience for IDAGIO users.
The partnership represents an exciting new development in Warner Classics’ digital strategy and marks an important milestone for IDAGIO and its mission to create the best streaming service for classical music.