Sony BMG Music Entertainment has created a new classical music division, Sony BMG Masterworks. The new division will combine the assets of the former BMG Classics and Sony Classical, including imprin

Sony BMG Music Entertainment has created a new classical music division, Sony BMG Masterworks.

Under the leadership of Gilbert Hetherwick, president of Sony BMG Masterworks, the new division will combine the assets of the former BMG Classics and Sony Classical, including imprints RCA Red Seal, Sony Classical, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Arte Nova.

The focus will be on classical music in the traditional sense with efforts concentrated on new projects by major and developing artists, as well the restoration of the division's catalog.

Sony BMG Masterworks is home to many of the world's leading classical artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, John Williams, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Midori, as well as significant catalog material that dates back more than a century.

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