Odyssey Records

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Odyssey Records is a budget classical music record label founded by Columbia Masterworks Records in 1966 as a reissue label.[1] It is currently an imprint of Sony Masterworks.

In the 1970s, Odyssey became well known for issuing albums of avant-garde classical music, including electronic works. Works by Stockhausen, Boulez, Maxfield, Oliveros, Reich, and many other composers were made available through the label in that era.

In the early 2000s, Sony Classical repurposed the Odyssey imprint to showcase its growing roster of “crossover” artists, such as Canadian violinist Lara St. John, Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis, Brazilian singer and guitarist Rosa Passos, and American classical pianist Christopher O'Riley.[2]


  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 47. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Odyssey Imprint Will be the New Home for Crossover Music On Sony Classical Label". PRNewswire. PRNewswire. Retrieved 25 August 2015.