Arte Nova Classics, formerly a BMG label, was brought under the umbrella of Sony BMG Masterworks in 2005 as a budget label. It is now no longer used as a Sony label.
The ARTE NOVA CLASSICS label makes classical music available to a world of music lovers eager for new adventures at bargain prices. Its growing catalogue includes new digital recordings of more than 600 titles, all stressing artistry, technical refinement and often a most rewarding encounter with rare repertoire. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS also champions the work of younger emerging artists and ensembles, presenting many in their recording debuts.
A fresh look at the core-classical repertoire is the foundation of the ARTE NOVA CLASSICS catalogue - the label's integral set of the Beethoven symphonies, with David Zinman conducting Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra, employs a new critical edition, and it has become one of the most admired Beethoven collections of its day. But the label's catalogue also includes important new recordings of music by such rarely performed composers as Enescu, Furtwangler, Martinû, May, Molter, Reger, Rosetti, Rott, Schnabel and Schreker.
Available internationally, ARTE NOVA CLASSICS is a part of the Sony BMG Masterworks family of classical labels.