‘While the big record companies flounder, the independents flourish. The Royal Academy of Music’s own label is a case in point, with some jolly good recordings in its catalogue’ — Metro

The Academy has an expanding catalogue of high-quality CDs featuring student performances.

Academy recordings are regularly broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and the BBC World Service, and selected discs are distributed worldwide. Most discs are available for sale from Academy Chimes, with all proceeds used to fund future recordings. You can listen to many of our recordings on Spotify and at the Naxos Music Library. Selected releases are also available from iTunes, eMusic and other online retailers.

We are deeply grateful for the support of Lady Susie Sainsbury towards the Academy’s catalogue of recordings.

Gabrieli for Brass: Venetian Extravaganza

'...smoothly blended trombones and the incisive agility of the trumpets...wrap the listener up in one tingling embrace.' - Gramophone

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale

Named in The Sunday Times' '100 Best Albums of 2017' list and Kate Molleson's Top 20 Classical Albums of 2017 in The Herald

Mozart: Gran Partita

‘This is seriously impressive playing from students of the Royal Academy of Music under Trevor Pinnock’ – The Guardian

Strauss Tod und Verklärung, op.24 conducted by Christian Thielemann

Live concert recording, Saturday 23rd January 2016

Reich for Percussion

Composed over a period of thirty years, these works highlight Steve Reich’s diversity of tonal, textural and colouristic effects.

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg)

Historical performance pioneer Trevor Pinnock conducts the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble in revealing chamber arrangements from Mahler to Zemlinksy.

Rachmaninov Second Symphony (Adagio) conducted by Edward Gardner

Academy Symphony Orchestra, recorded live in the Duke’s Hall

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (excerpt)

Live recording conducted by Semyon Bychkov

Bruckner: Symphonie no.2

Trevor Pinnock conducts Anthony Payne’s new chamber arrangement of Bruckner’s Second Symphony

Mahler arr. Stein: Symphonie no.4

Revealing chamber arrangements of Mahler’s most frequently performed symphony and Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, our debut recording for Linn.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, op.35 (finale)

Live recording conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

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