The move will bring the entire Warner Classics and Erato Records catalogs, which currently encompasses more than 650,000 tracks, to the platform’s users, in addition to recordings originally released on EMI Classics and Teldec (now Warner Classics) and Virgin Classics (now Erato). IDAGIO will also offer exclusive playlists curated by Warner Classics and its artists.
“Adding the complete Warner Classics catalogue will enable us to continue offering classical music lovers the streaming experience they want and deserve,” said IDAGIO founder and CEO Till Janczukowicz in a statement.
Warner Classics and Erato president Alain Lanceron added: “We are happy to launch this strategic partnership with IDAGIO, a truly dedicated service for streaming classical music. IDAGIO has worked on a new model and technological solution to ensure enhanced search functionality, specialist curation and audio quality. They care as much about delivering quality and choice to the audience and the artistic community, as we do at Warner Classics and Erato. We are looking forward to an innovative and exciting collaboration with IDAGIO.”
Artists whose music will become available on the platform in the upcoming weeks include: Maria Callas, Yehudi Menuhin, Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan, as well as Itzhak Perlman, Martha Argerich, Philippe Jaroussky, Joyce DiDonato, Sir Simon Rattle and others.