NorthWest Classics is Europe's premier audiophile label, founded in The Netherlands in 1998.
Our goal is simple: to unite the newest cutting edge audio recording technology with the
finest performers and musical literature available from all corners of the globe.
Through our parent company Kompas CD Multimedia bv we were the first small label recording
in the 192 kHz 24 bit DVD audio format, later in the new DSD/SACD format and we released
our first prize winning SACD Hybrid Hans Ruckers -The Musical Legacy in 2000, whilst
other record companies were still debating which format choice to make. The decisions
we have taken regarding recording technique and disc format are based solely on how the
music, performers and audiences concerned can best be served and is not governed by the
marketing hype of hardware manufacturers or the shifting tastes of 'electronic fashions'.
Perhaps of primary importance is that NorthWest Classics recordings are made by musicians,
with musicians, for you, the listener. Our goal is musical communication, in the most
personal sense of the word. This philosophy means that we actively participate in an
intimate and interactive dialogue with our artists concerning such decisions as the
selection of pieces to be performed, arrangements, scoring, the choice of instruments
that best fit the music and the acoustics in which they are to be recorded.