Worldwide the name Carus stands for and is synonymous with the highest standards and quality in vocal music. This is true not only for our reliable music editions but also for the recordings produced on the Carus label, which was founded at the same time as the publishing house in order to make rare and unpublished works available to be heard by the public. From the beginning Carus has worked together with internationally renowned artists and has gained the reputaton as an "inside tip" for first class recordings. The continued expansion of repertoire, as well as the unique expression of visual imagery in the design of the CDs has led to the Carus label becoming one of the largest independent labels in Germany.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Beethoven repeatedly described the Missa solemnis as his greatest work, intended to affect and move people. His labor on the composition was long and intense; the work is not regarded as the most...

Compact Disc


In April 1999 the first concert by Calmus Ensemble took place near Leipzig. Four young singers made their debut as an ensemble after their time in the famous St Thomas’s Choir. The beginning...

Compact Disc

Franz Schubert: Sakontala

A must for Schubert fans and lovers of 19th century opera – Sakontala – an operatic fragment from the pen of Franz Schubert. The composer was deeply involved in 1821/ 1822 with the...

Compact Disc, 2 Ex.

J. S. Bach: St. John Passion (Rademann)

The St John Passion occupies a special place in Johann Sebastian Bach’s output. Hardly any other work survives in so many and, at the same time, such different versions. This is because Bach...

Compact Disc, 2 Ex.

Folksongs. Anniversary edition

The traditions could hardly be more different: the world-famous brass quintet Canadian Brass and the renowned Knabenchor Hannover. Together they have taken on an entirely new challenge and...

Compact Disc

Beethoven for choir

When one thinks about Beethoven’s choral compositions, one might think there is only one: the Ode to Joy from the 9th Symphony . But that is not the case! As the Deutscher Jugendkammerchor has...

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