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BIS

'The leading record company in classical music in Scandinavia'.

Most record labels begin with a need to fill a niche. When Robert von Bahr founded BIS in 1973, he seems to have found any number of musical niches to fill. The Swedish label explores the unjustly neglected domains of music, travelling all over the world to make recordings, from concert halls in Singapore or São Paulo, to a church in the English countryside, a student chapel in Kobe or to Lahti's superb Sibelius Hall. BIS fosters works by women composers, is a highly respected ‘early music’ label (recording with, among others, Emma Kirkby, Dan Laurin, Bach Collegium Japan and London Baroque) as well as one of the liveliest contemporary music labels (with composers like Kalevi Aho, Christopher Rouse, Sally Beamish and James MacMillan).

Further Reading: BIS

 Recording of the Week, Johan Dalene performs violin concertos by Nielsen & Sibelius

The Swedish violinist offers a characterful performance of Sibelius's concerto alongside a virtuosic account of the piece that swept him to victory at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition.

 Interview, Julian Azkoul on Renewal

The artistic director of United Strings of Europe talks to Katherine about the ensemble's genesis and future plans, and their new recording of works by Caroline Shaw, Joanna Marsh, Osvaldo Golijov and Felix Mendelssohn (out now on BIS).

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