Channel Classics Records

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Channel Classics Records
Founded1990 (1990)
FounderC. Jared Sacks
Country of originNetherlands
Official websiteOfficial website

Channel Classics Records is a record label from the Netherlands, specializing in classical music. The managing director and producer is C. Jared Sacks, who grew up in Boston. Sacks was schooled as a professional horn player at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music[1] and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.[2] With fifteen years of experience in making music, Sacks decided to turn his hobby of making musical recordings into his work in 1987.[3] The record label started in 1990 and was called after the street where he lived at the time, the Kanaalstraat in Amsterdam.[4]

In 2006, Channel Classics began releasing records in Super Audio CD format by Chinese artists, including the China National Symphony Orchestra.[5]

Channel Classics Records released music from musicians like Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra,[6] Dejan Lazić,[7] Lavinia Meijer,[8] Rachel Podger[9] and Candida Thompson.[10]

In September 2021 Channel Classics was acquired by Outhere.[11]


  1. ^ "Creativity & Leadership Grants Fund Three Winter Term Odysseys in 2009", Oberlin Conservatory – Accolades (October 2010)
  2. ^ "About Channel", Channel Classics Records official website. Retrieved 11 July 2011
  3. ^ "Legendary Pink Dots, The – Island Of Jewels (Released in 1987; Edited by Jared Sacks)", Retrieved 11 July 2011
  4. ^ "Edward Ka-Spel – AaΔzhyd China Doll (Digital editing: Channel Classics Studio, Kanaalstraat 1, Amsterdam)", Retrieved 11 July 2011
  5. ^ "Channel Classics Goes Chinese With SACDs" by Jason Victor Serinus, stereophile (8 October 2006)
  6. ^ "Budapest Festival Orchestra Discography". Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Dejan Lazić Discography". Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Lavinia Meijer Discography". Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Rachel Podger, Channel Classics at CD Universe". CD Universe. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Candida Thompson official site". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Outhere acquires Channel Classics Records". 15 September 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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