EMI Classics Releases '50 Shades Of Classical Music'

A new album inspired by the bestselling '50 Shades' novels, part of "The Greatest Classical Music Ever!" series

Jul 02, 2012, 18:00 ET from EMI Classics

NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EMI Classics has released 50 Shades of Classical Music, a digital compilation containing 50 pieces of classical music inspired by the bestselling 'Fifty Shades of Grey' novels (please note that this compilation is not affiliated with, approved by, or endorsed by 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James or Vintage Publishing). The album hit #1 on the iTunes music store Classical charts. 

50 Shades of Classical Music is the flagship release for the new digital compilation series "The Greatest Classical Music Ever!" (www.GreatestClassical.com), a collection of 15 releases which offer a perfect introduction to classical music for all who are curious about it, but are not quite certain where to start.  The compilations contain carefully selected pieces from EMI's unmatched classical recording vault, and are organized by various themes - moods, events, composers, artists, popular works, and so on - in order to provide a broad variety of entry points to classical newcomers.  In addition to 50 Shades of Classical Music, the series includes releases such as Fur Elise – 50 Best Classical Piano, a collection of all of the most popular piano pieces that provides fantastic resource for piano students and aficionados, 50 Best Relaxing Classical, which features over three hours of soothing, peaceful classical music designed to accompany yoga, meditation or relaxation, and 50 Best Mozart, which pulls together all of the greatest works from one of history's most beloved and important composers.

The other 11 releases offer equally diverse collections, including an overview of the 50 biggest classical hits, an album of popular wedding music, songs for your newborn baby, classical music from films and more. "The Greatest Classical Music Ever!" provides the best recordings at the remarkable price of only $5.99 each, with most of the collections containing 50 tracks.

For more information on 50 SHADES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC and "THE GREATEST CLASSICAL MUSIC EVER," please visit: 

Contact:  Andrew Ousley, +1-212-786-8607, Andrew.Ousley@emimusic.com