Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená has signed a long-term partnership with classical music label, Pentatone.
This past summer, Magdalena already spent time recording a beautiful programme of Dvořák, Janáček, Strauss and Chausson. The album will feature Sir Simon Rattle in a rare appearance as a pianist, Wolfram Brandl and Rahel Rilling on violin, Yulia Deyneka on viola, David Adorjan on cello, Andrew Marriner on clarinet and Kaspar Zehnder on flute. This exciting new partnership will showcase Magdalena’s wide range of repertoire.
Magdalena on the partnership:
“It is amazing when any company is still recording these days, even more so when they are willing to take risks with unusual repertoire and unexpected combinations, which are often the first things that come to my mind. What a treasure it is for me to be part of the Pentatone family. I look forward to many happy collaborations.”
Renaud Loranger, Vice President of Artists and Repertoire at Pentatone on their new signing with Magdalena:
“Magdalena Kožená counts among the very finest of the finest singers of our day. The sheer beauty of her voice, her extraordinary versatility and consummate artistry continue to captivate audiences worldwide. She’s simply at the top of her game. We are delighted to welcome her to our expanding vocal roster and develop a broad range of projects with her over the next several years.”
Founded in the Netherlands in 2001 by three former Philips Classics executives, Pentatone specialises in high-end recordings with top international artists. The classical music label continues to realise its vision, pushing boundaries to produce the highest quality recordings even after more than a decade later. Pentatone’s reputation for excellence is supported by a catalogue of some of the very best that classical music has to offer.
Read Pentatone’s press release here.