Welcome to the international catalogue of recordings currently available on Decca.

One of the ways we help you find your way through our archives is by organising our recordings into thematic series. The themes range from The Originals, critically acclaimed performances of Decca artists past and present to Virtuoso a selection of classical masterpieces, helping newcomers to classical music build a library of essential music.

In the left menu, you will find the complete listing of the series we introduce you to here. Each entry has a short text explaining its focus. Included is a link to the series website or to its complete discography in the catalogue.

Decca Sound - The Analogue Years

In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be fully heard by listeners for the first time, and the term 'full frequency range recording' was launched. It was a major revolution in sound quality, and the beginnings of high fidelity.

Perfected with the birth of stereo in the mid-1950s, Decca's 'Full Frequency Stereophonic Sound' became a worldwide hallmark of sonic excellence and a golden age of classical recorded music was born. THE ANALOGUE YEARS presents a 50-Album overview across 54 CDs, in original jackets, of the celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era.

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