Pan Classics

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Pan Classics is a Swiss classical music record label. It was founded in 1992 by Pan Music of Zurich.[1] In 1997 the classical label was acquired by the recording engineers Clément Spiess and Koichiro Hattori, and relocated to Vevey, on Lake Geneva[2] The Pan Classics engineering team is known as Sound Arts.[3] Since 2011 the label has been reissuing some of the back catalogue of Symphonia (record label) with new artwork. The label is distributed in the UK by Harmonia Mundi.[4]


  1. Fanfare: Volume 18, Issues 5-6; Volume 18, Issues 5-6 Joel Flegler, - 1995 - Pan is a Zurich-based company with three labels to its name. Pan Classics being the one that we're interested in.
  2. MusicContact Distributors "The Swiss recording company "Pan Classics" was founded in 1992 by the music firm Pan in Zurich and was acquired by the recording engineers Clément Spiess and Koichiro Hattori in 1997. Since then, the company has been located in Vevey, on Lake Geneva."
  3. Studio sound: Volume 41, Issues 7-12; Volume 41, Issues 7-12 1999 - ... Clement Spiess (unavailable for this job), Koichiro Hattori and Thore Brinkmann. Their presence near Lucerne led to an early involvement in the new concert hall, and the recording of a series of concerts given by the Lucerne
  4. Vickers, David (August 2010). "Cavalli's L'Ormindo: An engaging performance of this rarely-performed 17th-century opera". Gramophone. Retrieved 23 June 2015.