Starting in mid-November, the classical music recording label Naxos of America will begin physical and digital distribution of recordings by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra issued under the orchestra’s record label, CSO Resound. Launched by the CSO in 2007 to broaden the reach of the orchestra’s music, the in-house CSO Resound label features live recordings of CSO concerts in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, documenting the concert experience. Previous Resound releases have won Grammy Awards; the label is underwritten by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smykal. “With Naxos of America, we have aligned our own label, CSO Resound, with a creative and aggressive sales partner,” said Vanessa Moss, CSO vice president of orchestra and building operations. “We look forward to working with their talented sales and marketing team.” The first joint recording, due November 19, will be a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, led by principal conductor Bernard Haitink.

Posted October 20, 2009