Musica Omnia

Musica Omnia is an American record label specializing in classical music. The label was founded in 2000 by Peter Watchorn,[1] and through 2007, most issues were produced by him.[1][2]

Musica Omnia
Founded2000 (2000)
FounderPeter Watchorn
Distributor(s)Naxos Records
GenreClassical music
Country of originU.S.
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts
Official websitewww.musicaomnia.org

Although specializing in early music, the label has also released compositions by such contemporary composers as Julian Wachner.[3] In 2002 the label was the winner of the New York Times Critic's Award, and subsequently acquired Record of the Year from Musicweb in both 2006 and 2009.[4]

Big Daddy Records was the initial distributor[1] but the label switched to distribution by Naxos Records in 2014.[4] The label's initial goal was to provide liner notes of superior educational value.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Smith, Steve (December 15, 2001). "The Classical Score". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Spotlight on Dr. Peter Watchorn". Zuckermann Harpsichords International. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Weininger, David (August 28, 2014). "Wachner issues Boston-born compositions on CD". Boston Globe. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Naxos of America Launches Three Labels for Distribution (press release)". Digital Journal. August 7, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.