Who We Are
OnClassical / onclassical.com was founded in 2002 by the musician and music producer Alessandro Simonetto. His idea: gathering some of the best talents of the classical music scene.
Initially the project was a collection of profile pages that included the artists’ performances as MP3 & WMA files, freely available to the public. This platform became a vehicle of exposure for the artists.
In 2004, the label became a registered recording firm based in Vicenza, Italy. As a new enterprise, the site catalogue at onclassical.com was gradually narrowed down to feature better quality recordings.
A further selection followed in 2006, with projects supervised and executed exclusively by its founder.
In the following years, OnClassical produced and licensed to renowned recording labels, mainly to Brilliant Classics, large discographic sets, including Simone Stella's pre-Bach cycle, for a total of about sixty records.
Over the years, the label has been recognized internationally for its mastery of audio quality, in addition to the consistently careful and thoughtful choice of its roster.
Currently, the catalogue at OnClassical counts over two-hundreds productions of solo and chamber music repertoire, recorded by using techical equipment owned by the label and two Steinway D-274 pianos including one selected by M° Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli (1968).
OnClassical’s projects are focused on integrale works.
Current projects feature, among others, the works for klavier of Johann Sebastian Bach; the Beethoven & the Mozart cycles for piano and piano duo (violin, cello); the complete Schubert's Piano Sonatas; the integrale of piano works of Chopin; and same of Satie, Debussy, Ravel, and many others.
Since 2015, OnClassical is succesfully distributed by Naxos of America (Naxos Digital) and has gained 100+ millions listening on Spotify.
In 2016 a parallel project was launched: the physical label ÆVEA [also Aevea], * which produces a limited number of CDs. The label has given the name to the Aevea Piano Prize: a music-recording competition held in Verona under our label patrocine.
* Æloum Vibrare Eloquenter Audio.
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