Capriccio offers one of the pre-eminent compact disc catalogs today. With a unique combination of distinguished performing artists, programming which includes the traditional and the innovative, as well as the most current digital technology, the Capriccio line has earned a reputation on the cutting edge of the classical music recording industry.
Capriccio's distinctive achievements include its series of Kurt Weill stage works, film scores by Dimitri Shostakovich, choral music from the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as collected editions of works by such composers as Schubert, Boccherini, Handel, and Bach. Capriccio's list of World Premiere Recordings includes operas by Hasse, Spohr, Gurlitt, Schreker, and others.
The roster of exceptional soloists, ensembles, and conductors, is extraordinary. Leading singers featured include Jochen Kowalski, Mitsuko Shirai, Axel Köhler, and Josef Protschka; instrumental soloists include Reinhold Friedrich, Eckart Haupt, Dimitri Sgouros, Ludwig Güttler, and Lajos Lencses; The Budapest Strings, the Linos Ensemble, Concerto Köln, and the Wiener Sängerknaben are among the ensembles; Sir Neville Marriner, Gert Albrecht, Sánder Végh, Kurt Sanderling and Hermann Max are some of the noted conductors.
Capriccio's commitment to the highest standards in performance and its accomplished work in re-discovering the old and exploring the new in repertoire set it apart from its competition and make it a leader in its field.
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