Some of the original Dorian catalogue will once again be made available as part of the competitively priced Best of Dorian series (also to be made available as downloads). This new series will feature newly re-mastered re-releases of the best-selling artists, ensembles and multi-volume series, attractively presented in specially-priced box sets. The Dorian legacy will be given further exposure through the development of themed anthologies designed to target Special Market Sales (i.e. thematic compilations, Children’s products, single-composer editions, artist’s profile series and others.) Future releases will also include audiophile recordings of traditional and acoustic jazz.
Throughout its independent existence, the Dorian label enjoyed an enviable reputation with classical music aficionados and audiophiles. Known for their adventurous programming (they never made a recording of a Beethoven Symphony…), showcasing many outstanding performers and ensembles, attractive, easily recognizable packaging and no small amount of marketing savvy (the label’s all-time best-seller, “The Art of the Bawdy Song” with the Baltimore Consort came packaged with a “Parental Warning” sticker), Dorian was clearly one of America’s premiere classical music labels.
Since the launch of the Sono Luminus imprint in 2005, the new label has continued that reputation for excellence, receiving the Audio Engineering Society’s Award of Excellence in High Resolution Audio (2007), and TWO GRAMMY ® Nominations; The Smithsonian Chamber Players nominated for Best Small Ensemble in the 50th GRAMMY ® Awards, and Ronn McFarlane for Best Classical Crossover album in the 51st GRAMMY ® Awards. And most recently, winner of the 53rd GRAMMY® Award for Best Engineered Classical Album for "Quincy Porter: The Complete Viola Works."