I’ve been fascinated with Telarc for a long time because they always seemed unique to me (before they were acquired).
There are myriad labels who make stellar recordings but Telarc seemed different because they were often releasing CDs of well-known, top-tier ensembles and conductors.
Andre Previn, Lorin Maazel, Charles Mackerras, Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh, Boston and so many other big names.
Anyway, I find it interesting that a small label like Telarc was able to sign so many big names while being known as an audiophile label.
I guess Reference Recordings fits into this category but they are much less prolific.
Any other Telarc fans or folks who never cared for Telarc’s sound?