Nonesuch

Nonesuch

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Record label subordinate to Nonesuch Records which is the trading name of Nonesuch Records Inc.. Please use this profile for the label and for company role which specifically credit "Nonesuch". For credits attributed to Nonesuch Records or Nonesuch Records Inc. please use those profiles.

In 1963, Jac Holzman of Elektra Records came up with an idea to start a Western classical-music label. Remembering back to his college days when he wanted to buy two classical albums but could only afford one, he wanted to make it possible for people to buy inexpensive classical records just like you were able to buy paperback copies of great literature.

To keep costs low, he knew that he would not be able to record the music himself, so he flew to Europe and saw the large classical record companies in Britain and France. He secured the cream of the crop of their classical music titles from their vaults for $500 per album plus a royalty. The record companies contacted were happy to lease Jac albums that they had no chance of ever marketing in the United States themselves.

Jac named the label Nonesuch, and Bill Harvey, the artistic director of Elektra, came up with distinctive packaging. The slogan for the Nonesuch line was "Quality Recordings at the Price of a Quality Paperback." Nonesuch records sold for $2.50, half the price of a classical album by the majors.

Over the years, Nonesuch grew to become much more than just a classical reissue label, and has released adventurous music from around the world. Its Explorer Series was the first of its kind, releasing field recordings of music from around the world. Nonesuch also specialized in world-premiere recordings of avant-garde Western classical composers and recordings of computer music.

After the buy-out of Elektra by Kinney (which became WEA) in 1970, Nonesuch and Elektra were active until the merger of the Elektra and Atlantic labels in 2004, when Nonesuch became a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records, a sister label in the Warner Music Group, even though it still uses the old Elektra UPC prefix and numbering system.

Note: From 1987 to 1995, the label was known as Elektra Nonesuch.

Labelcode: LC 0286 or LC 00286
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1290 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
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Tel: (212) 707-2900

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Bill Frisell Music For The Films Of Buster Keaton: Go West(CD, Album) Elektra, Nonesuch Germany 1995 Sell This Version
6E-104 Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records 6E-104 US 1977 Sell This Version
7E-1078 Tom Waits Small Change (Album) 7E-1078 US 2010 Sell This Version
7E-2008 Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner(2xLP, RE, 180) Asylum Records, Rhino Vinyl 7E-2008 US 2010 Sell This Version
1437 Kronos Quartet Elvis Everywhere(CD, Single, Promo) Nonesuch 1437 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
44154-1 Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris - All The Roadrunning(2xLP, Album, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Nonesuch 44154-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
44154-2 Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris - All The Roadrunning(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Nonesuch 44154-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
44417-2 Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris - Real Live Roadrunning(DVD-V, NTSC + CD, Album) Nonesuch, Warner Bros. Records 44417-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
45643 Joshua Redman Quartet MoodSwing(2xLP, Album, 180 + CD, Album + RE) Nonesuch 45643 US 2009 Sell This Version
60815-4 10,000 Maniacs Blind Man's Zoo(Cass, Album, Ltd, Promo) Elektra, Asylum Records, Nonesuch 60815-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
60844-2 John Zorn Spy Vs. Spy: The Music Of Ornette Coleman(CD, Album) Nonesuch 60844-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
71127-4 Handel*, The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra*, Pierre Boulez Handel*, The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra*, Pierre Boulez - Water Music(Cass, Album) Nonesuch 71127-4 USA & Canada 1983 Sell This Version
71309-2 Arnold Schoenberg - Paul Jacobs (3) Arnold Schoenberg - Paul Jacobs (3) - Piano Music(CD, Album, RE) Nonesuch 71309-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
71348-4 R. John Blackley With Schola Antiqua R. John Blackley With Schola Antiqua - Tenth-Century Liturgical Chant(Cass, Album) Nonesuch 71348-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
71365-2 Claude Debussy / Paul Jacobs (3) Claude Debussy / Paul Jacobs (3) - Images / Estampes (CD) Nonesuch 71365-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
71405 Frank Bridge / Music Group Of London* Frank Bridge / Music Group Of London* - Piano Quintet - Phantasie Trio(LP) Nonesuch 71405 US 1982 Sell This Version
71406 Elgar* - Hallé Orchestra, James Loughran Elgar* - Hallé Orchestra, James Loughran - Symphony No. 2(LP, RE) Nonesuch 71406 US 1982 Sell This Version
71407 Palestrina*, Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner Palestrina*, Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner - Pope Marcellus Mass, Stabat Mater, Three Motets(LP) Nonesuch 71407 US 1982 Sell This Version
71409 Griffes* Piano Music Of Charles Tomlinson Griffes(LP, Album) Nonesuch 71409 US 1983 Sell This Version
71411 Charles Fierro Edward MacDowell, Piano Music Vol. II: Woodland Sketches/Sea Pieces(LP, Album) Nonesuch 71411 US 1983 Sell This Version
71412-1 Franz Berwald, Amsterdam Nonet Franz Berwald, Amsterdam Nonet - Berwald Septet/Prokofiev Overture/Janacek Concertino(LP) Nonesuch 71412-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
71414-4 The London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble And Chorus A Heralding Of Battles And Ceremonies(Cass, Album, Dol) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 71414-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
72016-4 The Westland Steel Band The Sound Of The Sun (Steel Band / Trinidad)(Cass, RE) Nonesuch 72016-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
72047-2 Various Caribbean Island Music, Songs And Dances Of Haiti, The Dominican Republic & Jamaica(CD, Album, RE) Nonesuch 72047-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
72066 Various / David Fanshawe Various / David Fanshawe - Kenya & Tanzania: Witchcraft & Ritual Music(CD, RE) Nonesuch 72066 US 1991 Sell This Version
72090 Various Rhythms Of The Grasslands: Music Of Upper Volta, Volume II(LP, Album) Nonesuch 72090 US 1983 Sell This Version
72092 Various Reflections Of Romania: Village And Urban Folk Traditions(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 72092 US 1983 Sell This Version
73035 Alexander Scriabin* / Ruth Laredo Alexander Scriabin* / Ruth Laredo - The Complete Piano Sonatas(3xLP, RE) Nonesuch 73035 US 1984 Sell This Version
78017 George Rochberg / Barber* - Leslie GuinnConcord String Quartet* George Rochberg / Barber* - Leslie GuinnConcord String Quartet* - Quartet No. 7 / String Quartet, Op. 11 • Dover Beach, Op. 3(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 78017 US 1983 Sell This Version
78019 Emanuil Sheynkman* The Art Of The Mandolin(LP, Album) Nonesuch 78019 US 1983 Sell This Version
78020 Morton Subotnick Ascent Into Air / A Fluttering Of Wings(LP) Nonesuch 78020 US 1984 Sell This Version
78023 Malcolm Bilson / Robert Levin Malcolm Bilson / Robert Levin - Mozart: Music For Two Fortepianos(LP, Album) Nonesuch 78023 US 1984 Sell This Version
78024 Stefan Wolpe - Continuum (4) Stefan Wolpe - Continuum (4) - Enactments / From Here On Farther / Second Piece For Violin Alone(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch, Nonesuch 78024 US 1984 Sell This Version
78025 Claude Debussy / Maurice Ravel Claude Debussy / Maurice Ravel - Chansons De Bilitis, Fêtes Galantes / Histoires Naturelles(LP) Nonesuch 78025 US 1984 Sell This Version
78026 Darius Milhaud / Percy Grainger / Francis Poulenc - London Wind Orchestra, Denis Wick Darius Milhaud / Percy Grainger / Francis Poulenc - London Wind Orchestra, Denis Wick - Music For Winds, Volume II(LP) Nonesuch 78026 US 1984 Sell This Version
78028 Franz Schubert - Richard Goode Franz Schubert - Richard Goode - Sonata In A Major, D. 959 / Klavierstück In E Flat Minor, D. 946, No. 1(LP, Album) Nonesuch 78028 US 1985 Sell This Version
78029 Joan La Barbara The Art Of Joan La Barbara(LP) Nonesuch 78029 US 1985 Sell This Version
79006-2 Paul Jacobs (3) Plays Blues, Ballads & Rags(CD, Album, RE) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79006-2 USA, Canada & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
79030 The Tango Project The Tango Project(LP) Nonesuch 79030 US 1982 Sell This Version
79033-2 Janáček* / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra*Gerard Schwarz Janáček* / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra*Gerard Schwarz - Idyll For String Orchestra • Mládí ("Youth") For Wind Sextet(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79033-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
79036 J.S. Bach* - Judith NelsonJulianne BairdJeffrey DooleyFrank HoffmeisterJan Opalach, The Bach Ensemble, Joshua Rifkin J.S. Bach* - Judith NelsonJulianne BairdJeffrey DooleyFrank HoffmeisterJan Opalach, The Bach Ensemble, Joshua Rifkin - Mass In B Minor(2xLP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79036 US 1982 Sell This Version
79039 Calliope (9) Dances (A Renaissance Revel)(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79039 US 1982 Sell This Version
79039-4 Calliope (9) Dances (A Renaissance Revel)(Cass, Album, Dol) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79039-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
79040 Spohr* / Beethoven* - Sergiu Luca, The Rochester Philharmonic*, David Zinman Spohr* / Beethoven* - Sergiu Luca, The Rochester Philharmonic*, David Zinman - Concerto No. 8 / Konzertsatz / Two Romances(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79040 US 1982 Sell This Version
79041 Janáček* - Ivan Moravec Janáček* - Ivan Moravec - Sonata 1.X. / In The Mist / On An Overgrown Path (Excerpts)(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79041 US 1983 Sell This Version
79041-4 Janáček* - Ivan Moravec Janáček* - Ivan Moravec - Sonata 1.X. (1905) / In The Mist / On An Overgrown Path (Excerpts)(Cass, Album, Dol) Nonesuch, Nonesuch, Nonesuch Digital, Nonesuch Digital 79041-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
79043 David Del Tredici - Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, The*, Leonard Slatkin David Del Tredici - Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, The*, Leonard Slatkin - In Memory Of A Summer Day (Child Alice, Part One)(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79043 US 1983 Sell This Version
79045 Poulenc* - Ronald Roseman, Gilbert Kalish, Donald MacCourt, New York Woodwind Quintet Poulenc* - Ronald Roseman, Gilbert Kalish, Donald MacCourt, New York Woodwind Quintet - Oboe Sonata · Trio · Sextet(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79045 US 1983 Sell This Version
79047 Elliott Carter Night Fantasies/Piano Sonata(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79047 US 1983 Sell This Version
79048 Prokofiev* - The Sequoia String Quartet Prokofiev* - The Sequoia String Quartet - String Quartets(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79048 US 1983 Sell This Version
79049 Carlos Salzedo / Heidi Lehwalder Carlos Salzedo / Heidi Lehwalder - Scintillation (Music For The Harp)(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch Digital, Nonesuch Digital, Nonesuch Digital 79049 US 1983 Sell This Version
79053 The Western Wind An Old-Fashioned Christmas (Caroling With The Western Wind)(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79053 US 1983 Sell This Version
79057 The Tango Project Two To Tango (The Tango Project II)(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79057 US 1983 Sell This Version
79060-1 Lucy Shelton, Lambert Orkis Lucy Shelton, Lambert Orkis - Gypsy Songs By Dvořák, Wolf, Rossini, Liszt, Verdi, Brahms(LP) Nonesuch 79060-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
79061 Paul Jacobs (3), Ursula Oppens Paul Jacobs (3), Ursula Oppens - Three Polyphonic Masterpieces For Two Pianos(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79061 US 1984 Sell This Version
79066 Dvořák* - The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra*, David Zinman Dvořák* - The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra*, David Zinman - Legends(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79066 US 1984 Sell This Version
79068-1 Brahms*, Boston Symphony Chamber Players Brahms*, Boston Symphony Chamber Players - String Quintets Opus 88 & 11(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79068-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
79068-2 Brahms*, Boston Symphony Chamber Players Brahms*, Boston Symphony Chamber Players - String Quintets Opus 88 & 11(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79068-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
79071-1 Kurt Weill - The Sequoia String Quartet Kurt Weill - The Sequoia String Quartet - String Quartets: In B Minor, (1918) / No. 1, Opus 8 (1923)(LP) Nonesuch 79071-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
79072 Joseph Schwantner, William Schuman - Lucy Shelton, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Slatkin Joseph Schwantner, William Schuman - Lucy Shelton, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Slatkin - Magabunda - American Hymn(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79072 US 1984 Sell This Version
79073 Mozart* - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Winds Mozart* - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Winds - Wind Serenades In E Flat (K.375) / In C Minor (K.388)(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79073 US 1984 Sell This Version
79075 The Western Wind The Happy Journey (Early American Vocal Music, Volume II)(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79075 US 1984 Sell This Version
79078-1 Janacek*, Dvorak*, David Zinman, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Janacek*, Dvorak*, David Zinman, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - Lachian Dances / Suite In A, Op. 98b(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79078-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
79101 Steve Reich The Desert Music 79101 US 1985 Sell This Version
79101-2 Steve Reich The Desert Music(CD) Nonesuch 79101-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
79101-4 Steve Reich The Desert Music(Cass, Album) Nonesuch 79101-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
79102 The Tango Project Music From The Palm Court: The Tango Project III(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79102 US 1985 Sell This Version
79108 George Perle - Richard Goode, Music Today Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz George Perle - Richard Goode, Music Today Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz - Serenade No. 3 For Piano And Chamber Orchestra / Ballade / Concertino For Piano, Winds And Timpani(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79108 US 1985 Sell This Version
79111 Kronos Quartet Kronos Quartet(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79111 US 1986 Sell This Version
79113-1 Philip Glass Mishima(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79113-1 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
79114 Carol Wincenc With Samuel Sanders (2), Lukas Foss And David Del Tredici Carol Wincenc With Samuel Sanders (2), Lukas Foss And David Del Tredici - Music Of Barber, Copland, Cowell, Del Tredici, Foss, Griffes(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79114 US 1985 Sell This Version
79116 Sergio & Odair Assad* Latin American Music For Two Guitars(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79116 UK, Europe & US 1985 Sell This Version
79118 Christopher Rouse (2) / Joan Tower / Donald Erb - Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin Christopher Rouse (2) / Joan Tower / Donald Erb - Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin - The Infernal Machine / Ogoun Badagris / Sequoia / Prismatic Variations(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79118 US 1986 Sell This Version
79120 Joan Morris - William Bolcom, Irving Berlin Joan Morris - William Bolcom, Irving Berlin - Blue Skies: Songs By Irving Berlin(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79120 US 1985 Sell This Version
79121 Jeffrey Kahane - J. S. Bach* Jeffrey Kahane - J. S. Bach* - Partita No. 4 In D Major / Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias)(LP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79121 US 1986 Sell This Version
79127 Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79127 US 1986 Sell This Version
79128 Dvořák* / Smetana* - Boston Symphony Chamber Players Dvořák* / Smetana* - Boston Symphony Chamber Players - String Sextet In A Major, Op. 48 / Piano Trio In G Minor, Op. 15(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79128 US 1986 Sell This Version
79129 John Harbison Ulysses' Bow / Samuel Chapter(LP) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79129 US 1986 Sell This Version
79131-1 Stratas* Sings Weill* - Y Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz Stratas* Sings Weill* - Y Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz - Stratas Sings Weill (Album) 79131-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
79133 Scott Johnson John Somebody (Album) 79133 US 1986 Sell This Version
79133-2 Scott Johnson John Somebody 79133-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
79135-1 New York City Ballet Orchestra, Robert Irving (2) New York City Ballet Orchestra, Robert Irving (2) - A Balanchine Album(2xLP, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79135-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
79137-1 World Saxophone Quartet Plays Duke Ellington(LP) Nonesuch 79137-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
79138-1 Steve Reich Sextet · Six Marimbas(LP, Album, RE) Nonesuch, BMG Direct Marketing 79138-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
79149-2 George Crumb Ancient Voices Of Children / Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)(CD, Album, Comp) Nonesuch 79149-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
79160-1 Mieczyslaw Horszowski - Mozart* / Chopin* / Debussy* / Beethoven* Mieczyslaw Horszowski - Mozart* / Chopin* / Debussy* / Beethoven* - Fantasia In D Minor, K. 397 / Two Nocturnes / Children's Corner / Piano Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 2, No. 2(LP, Promo) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 79160-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
79165-1 Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares(LP, Promo) Nonesuch 79165-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
79177 John Adams Nixon In China(Box + 3xCD, Album) Nonesuch 79177 1999 Sell This Version
79186-1 Scott Johnson Patty Hearst (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79186-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
79278-2 Wayne Horvitz / The President (3) Wayne Horvitz / The President (3) - Miracle Mile(CD, Album) Elektra, Nonesuch 79278-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
79282-1 Henryk Górecki - Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman Henryk Górecki - Dawn Upshaw, London Sinfonietta, David Zinman - Symphony No. 3(LP, Album) Nonesuch 79282-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
79289-2 Robert Ashley Improvement(2xCD, Album) Nonesuch 79289-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
79314-2 Michael Feinstein With Hugh Martin Michael Feinstein With Hugh Martin - Michael Feinstein Sings The Hugh Martin Songbook(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79314-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
79320-2 Morton Feldman - Kronos Quartet With Aki Takahashi Morton Feldman - Kronos Quartet With Aki Takahashi - Piano And String Quartet(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79320-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
79324-2 Philip Glass Music In Twelve Parts(3xCD, Album) Nonesuch 79324-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
79327-2 Steve Reich The Cave(2xCD, Album) Nonesuch 79327-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
79341-2 Bach* / Sitkovetsky* / NES Chamber Orchestra* Bach* / Sitkovetsky* / NES Chamber Orchestra* - Goldberg Variations(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79341-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
79356-2 Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79356-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
79357-2 Fontella Bass No Ways Tired (Album) 79357-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
79359-2 John Adams El Dorado(CD, Album) Nonesuch 79359-2 US 1996 Sell This Version