EM Records is the recording arm of the English Music Festival and fulfils the Festival’s aims of celebrating and preserving overlooked works by British composers. EM Records releases a mixture of studio recordings and recordings made live at the Festival, giving listeners the chance to experience the fullest possible range of the Festival’s work. In keeping with the unique spirit of the Festival, each disc contains at least one world premiere recording.
The label’s mission is to ensure that no English works worthy of hearing are ever again left unavailable to listeners. It represents a groundbreaking enterprise, presenting repertoire that, though previously unrecorded, is vital, vivid, and powerful; and through its commitment to this endeavour the label complements the pioneering work of a leading and internationally acclaimed festival.
Holst/ Davies/ Williams - Works for Violin & Piano
"A relative newcomer to the market EM Records is releasing attractive and often rare repertoire. These discs will...
Norman O'Neill - Chamber Works for Strings & Piano
"The engineers have done a marvellous job providing realistic sound quality and an impressive balance between pia...
Bantock & Holbrooke - Viola & Violin Sonatas
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Roger Quilter - Complete Piano Music
"...Recommended to anyone enthusiastic about English Muisc - and it may even surprise one or two who aren’t."