The idea of starting an independent record label in times when the classical music industry faces news challenges (to say the least) sounds slightly mad.
But equally, as all human beings, artists also have the desire to leave a mark, to inspire others, to keep things that are valuable to us alive. And when it comes to recording a repertoire, I have always believed that the more options available to the listener, the better. Each artist will always bring something new, will please some more than others, and by doing that, will keep some forgotten composers and exquisite repertoire alive.
The original idea behind Drama Musica was to create a label that would allow us to launch our own projects, offering our own view, our own flavour and colours to the Early Music repertoire. We wanted to avoid the constraints of traditional labels and concentrate on researching and performing repertoire that was important to us and, most importantly, to keep Early Music alive in the 21st century.
Ideas developed, projects started to happen and new principles joined the original thoughts: further research on less-known talent and repertoire focusing on female composers and Brazilian artists.
As a female Brazilian artist in the UK, is my strong aim to raise the profile of women composers and promote their music to a wider number of people. Equally, I see challenges faced by so many talented artists in Brazil as the country does not have a CD label dedicated to Classical Music, making very difficult for a classical musician in Brazil to find an international platform to help them to achieve deserved recognition.
As a singer, I had the privilege of working with a high number of very talented musicians all over the world, so finding amazing people to join me in this adventure was a very easy task. I had the privilege of working with some fantastic artists for the recording of our 3 first albums, and from now on our journey continues with the creation of our collection Ladies First and 3 more albums featuring Brazilian artists.
We hope we will continue to make a difference, inspire others and introduce new artists and exciting performances to you all! Watch this space, help us to spread the word and….
Gabriella Di Laccio
Founder or Drama Musica
More about us
Drama Musica is dedicated to producing exciting, innovative and high quality recordings that combine outstanding musical talent and imagination to enthuse, captivate and move listeners.
We focus on bringing freshness to the early music repertoire as well as exploring works by female composers and classical composers from Brazil.
Drama Musica brings the cultural heritage to life in a unique fashion: departing from a deep respect for the past that
that manifests itself in musicological research, the use of authentic instruments and historical singing, playing and improvisation techniques, but also adding their own creative elements.
Uniquely, Drama Musica also provides an international platform for renowned Brazilian artists introducing them to a global audience.
What is important to us:
• Deep sense of inspiration;
• Total commitment to the full understanding of the repertoire performed and its history;
• Bring together outstanding artists with complementary personalities and cultural backgrounds combined with their outstanding talent;
• Dedication to creating albums with the highest quality, in its content and in its production';
• Research, rescue and introduce Early Music, works by female composers and Classical Brazilian Music to wider audiences;
• Engage the public throught innovative and exciting repertoires;