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  • 2016/04/25French Record Critics Award „DIAPASON D´OR” for Stephane Denève and the Radio-Sinfonieorcher Stuttgart of the SWR
    The SWRmusic CD “Arthur Honegger” of the Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart has been awarded with the french Diapanson d´or. »
  • 2015/07/27SWRmusic: New Cooperation with Naxos Germangy
    SWRmusic ist seit dem Jahr 2000 das Label des Südwestrundfunks. Bei SWRmusic erscheinen nicht nur Livemitschnitte und Studioproduktionen der Klangkörper des SWR mit Top-Solisten und -Dirigenten, sondern auch exzellente Kammermusikproduktionen, die unter der Ägide des SWR entstanden sind. »
  • 2014/11/15German Record Critics' Award for Moses and Aron
    The recording Moses and Aron by the SWR Symphonic Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg under the direction of conductor Sylvain Cambreling has been awarded as one of the most outstanding new releases on the music market for the past quarter and has been included into the best-list 4/2014. »
  • 2014/08/15SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart Receives German Record Critics' Award
    The “America” CD of the Vocal ensemble of the SWR Stuttgart has been once more awarded with the German Record Critics’ Price. It gets registered in the “high score list 3/2014” (category choral works). »
  • 2013/09/09Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and Diapason d'Or for SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
    Double honors for the SWR Vocal Ensemble of Stuttgart: Following the Prize of the German Record Critics, this choir led by its principal conductor Marcus Creed has now been honored with yet another award for its recording of works by Paul Hindemith. »
  • 2013/02/25SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart Receives German Record Critics' Award
    Für seine Aufnahme von kirchenmusikalischen Werken des Komponisten Arnold Mendelssohn hat das SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart unter dem Dirigenten Frieder Bernius einen Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in der Vierteljahres-Bestenliste 1/2013 erhalten. »
  • 2012/09/03SWR music Receives German Record Critics' Award
    Once again an album published by SWR music (the label of the Southwest German Broadcasting Company) has won the German Record Critics' Award for the category "Best List 3/2012". »
  • 2012/07/10Echo Klassik 2012 für das Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR und seinen Ehrendirigenten Sir Roger Norrington
    Bereits zum zweiten Mal wird das Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR unter der Leitung von Sir Roger Norrington mit dem „ECHO Klassik“ in der Kategorie „Sinfonische Einspielung des Jahres (19. Jh.)“ ausgezeichnet: »
  • 2011/10/03Echo for the Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
    The SWR Vocal Ensemble of Stuttgart under the conductor Marcus Creed has been awarded an ECHO-Klassik Prize. »
  • 2011/09/26Two Prizes of the German Record Critics for SWRmusic
    Johannes Moser, one of the best and most prominent young cellists, has received a prize from the jury of the Prize of the German Record Critics on its list of the best of 3/2011 for his recording of the Cello Concertos (CD 93.276) of Arthur Honegger, Paul Hindemith, and Bohuslav Martinu. »
  • 2010/11/22Ten Years of SWRmusic
    The Southwest German Radio (SWR) set out on new paths for the dissemination of the recordings of its orchestras when it founded SWRmusic in 2000. SWRmusic ranks as the first independent ARD music label »
  • 2010/06/28Karel Marek Chichon new Principal Conductor of the German Radio Philharmonic
    Beginning with the 2011/12 season Karel Mark Chichon will assume the post of principal conductor of the German Radio Philharmonic of Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern. »
  • 2010/05/06New Principal Conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra
    François Xavier Roth has been named the new principal conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg. »
  • 2010/04/16New Principal Conductor for the Stuttgart RSO
    With the beginning of the 2011/12 season the French conductor Stéphane Denève will become the principal conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO). He will succeed Sir Roger Norrington, who has led the Stuttgart RSO in this same capacity since 1998 and whose contract runs out in 2011. »
  • 2010/04/14European Church Music Prize 2010 for Marcus Creed
    Marcus Creed numbers among the world’s most distinguished choral conductors and has received many prizes for his highly expressive performances. For his outstanding interpretations of sacred music the City of Schwäbisch Gmünd is now awarding him the European Church Music Prize 2010. »
  • 2010/03/19Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for Michael Gielen
    The conductor Michael Gielen is this year's recipient of the international Ernst von Siemens Prize (endowed with 200,000 euros) for his life's work. »
  • 2010/03/18MIDEM Classical Award for Messiaen
    The recording of the orchestral works by Olivier Messiaen (SWR music / hänssler CLASSIC 93.225) has been distinguished with the MIDEM Classical Award 2010 in the category “Contemporary Music". »
  • 2010/03/17Grand Prix du Disque for Koechlin
    The recording of Charles Koechlin's Les Bandar-log op. 176 and Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH op. 187 by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony under the conductor Heinz Holliger (SWR music / hänssler CLASSIC 93.221) has been awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in the category “Symphonic Music". »
  • 2010/03/01New Distinction for Roger Norrington
    The CD production Joseph Haydn – The 12 London Symphonies, released in November 2009 on the label SWR music / hänssler CLASSIC, has been distinguished with the Prize of the German Record Critics in the category List of the Best 1/2010 as an “outstanding release on the sound-carrier market.” »
  • 2009/12/09Two German Record Critics Prizes for SWR music
    Two more productions by the label SWR music / hänssler Classic have been been honored with selection by the German Record Critics for the “List of the Best 4/2009” as “outstanding releases on the recording market.” »
  • 2009/12/08Grammy Nomination for Fun Time
    The album Fun Time by the SWR Big Band with Sammy Nestico (SWR music / hänssler CLASSIC, CD 93.247) has been nominated for the Grammy Award in the category “Best Large Jazz Ensemble.” »
  • 2009/09/21Annual Prize for Messiaen and Cambreling
    The recording of the orchestral works of Olivier Messiaen has been awarded the Annual Prize of the German Record Critics 2009. A jury of music critics selected eleven audio and video productions for the annual prize from a total of forty nominated editions. »
  • 2009/08/22Distinction for Norrington DVD
    The SWR music DVD featuring symphonies by Joseph Haydn and a film portrait of the conductor Roger Norrington has received the Prize of the German Record Critics (Quarterly List 3/2009). »
  • 2009/08/06Two ECHO Classic Awards for SWR music
    Two productions by the label SWR music have been distinguished by the German Phono-Academy, the Cultural Institute of the German Music Industry Federation. The coveted ECHO Classic 2009 for “outstanding productions” was awarded to Sylvain Cambreling as the Conductor of the Year and to the SWR Vocal Ensemble of Stuttgart with Marcus Creed as the Ensemble of the Year (Vocal Music). »
  • 2009/05/28Award for Stokowski CD
    Leopold Stokowski was a conducting legend during his lifetime and has continued to be so after his death. During the 1950s Stokowski guested with the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (today’s SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart) and the SWR Symphony Orchestra (today’s SWR Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg. »
  • 2009/05/22Elisabeth Grummer and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Over the past year our series of historical recordings from the SWR Archive has unearthed a number of musical treasures, and the next such release will feature the wonderful soprano Elisabeth Grummer, who made only a few recordings – a painful fact for the fans of her voice and expressive power. »
  • 2009/05/18More Recordings with Roger Norrington
    During the past years Roger Norrington’s work as principal conductor of the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart has led to the production of many outstanding recordings of classical, romantic, and early modern music. »
  • 2009/03/17Sir Roger Norrington Celebrates His 75th Birthday
    For the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra of the SWR, March 2009 will revolve around the seventy-fifth birthday of its principal conductor Sir Roger Norrington. A great many activities (concerts in Stuttgart, a European tour, radio and television broadcasts, new CD and DVD releases, etc.) are clustered around this special date. »
  • 2009/02/17Awarded: Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for Vol. 3 of the Series "Diaghilev - Les Ballets Russes"
    The third release in the CD series Les Ballets Russes on the SWR music label has just been awarded the "German Record Critics Prize" in the category "List of the Best 1/2009" as an "outstanding release of the sound-carrier market." »
» New Releases

Alice Babs, the Swedish singer and actress, was mostly seen by the industry as the hit-warbling “Swedishgirl”. But she continued to make excursions into the realms of jazz and swing. »


This is a 1960 studio recording of pianist Halina Czerny-Stefa?ska performing her core repertoire. Highly sensitive Chopin interpretations with a clear Polish empathy. An audio legacy of great beauty. The bonus tracks featuring works by Szymanowski and Zar?bski are live recordings from 1966. »


Another installment in the SWR Classics Hans Rosbaud Edition. Another chance to appreciate two renowned pianists – Nikita Magaloff and Hans Richter-Haaser. Hans Rosbaud provides authoritative orchestral accompaniments »


Re-release of an SWRmusic bestseller (ex. 93.109). Attractively priced, quality performance. Outstanding vocal soloists. »