Chandos Records Founder and Recording Pioneer, Brian Couzen Has Died

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Brian Couzens Chandos Records Died Death Cover

Chandos Records, independent classical music label founder Brian Couzen has passed away – aged 82.

Started in 1979, in the United Kingdom, The Chandos label is credited with launching a significant number of international careers – including that of Mariss Jansons, Richard Hickox, Neeme Järvi, Jiri Belohlavek, the Borodin Trio and Raphael Wallfisch.

Respected as an early adopter in the recording industry, Chandos Record was one of the first independent classical music labels to record to CD – and later to digital download.

Our condolences are with Mr Couzen’s family, friends and colleagues.

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