One of the best-reputed classical music record labels from France, Arcana was founded in Nantes in 1992 by publisher and producer Michel Bernstein, who had previously set up Astrée. Born in Paris in 1931, Michel Bernstein became one of the most respected figures in the European music industry. He died in October 2006.
Arcana’s roster of artists included some of the biggest names on the international music scene, such as Gunar Letzbor, Paul Badura-Skoda, Crawford Young, Enrico Gatti, Rinaldo Alessandrini, the Kuijken family, LaReverdie ensemble, Mala Punica, the Festetics Quartet as well as an impressive lineup of new talents from the younger generation. Innovative repertoire, often based on groundbraking research, together with the authoritative musicology that underpins the lavish liner notes: these are the acknowledged hallmarks of the label.
Since 2012, Arcana is managed by Outhere, an independent musical production and publishing company -

last updated: 3.5.2013