After more than eighty years, Supraphon has revived its historical sublabel
bearing the name of ARTONA and released its first title:
PRAGUE CLASSICS – A Musical Souvenir from Prague.
Originally, ARTONA was a sublabel of the
ULTRAPHON gramophone company, predecessor of
today’s Supraphon publishing house. For the first time this label appeared in
the spring of 1932 bearing the supplementary characteristics of “local
product”. The main reason for establishing the side label was
Ultraphon’s effort to come up with recordings that might appeal to the
general public both by their contents and price. Supraphon now re-introduces
this sublabel with the aim of publishing compilations that will please the
lovers of the most famous and popular melodies offered by classical music.