From The Beatles
A trade magazine comments on the rising star, Graham Pauncefort, remarking on his combined love of music and cricket.
Continental Record Distributors are established to import and distribute specialised Continental and American catalogues into the UK.
CRD records the Concorde March with The LSO Symphony Orchestra. This was a piece commissioned from Robert Farnon to mark the maiden voyage of Concorde, the supersonic airliner.
(Recording session. L-R: David Williamson (British Airways), Robert Farnon, Graham Pauncefort)
CRD delves into the work of Spanish composer, Enrique Grandos, with pianist Thomas Rajna.
CRD releases ‘Face the Music’ with Joseph Cooper.
CRD Records officially launches at Durrant's Hotel, London W1.
L-R: Simon Lawman (Artistic Director), Michael Stearn, Graham Pauncefort (Founding Director).
CRD releases first recording with The Chilingirian Quartet, spotlighting the little-known Spanish-Basque composer, Arriaga.
CRD records Vivaldi's Four Seasons with baroque specialist, Trevor Pinnock. This marks the first recording on period instruments.
A few years after they left school (St George's, Harpenden), Graham Pauncefort and Amelia Freedman OBE reconnect. CRD begins its relationship with The Nash ensemble, starting with a release of Hummel and Berwald.
CRD release their first recording with New College Choir, Oxford (Taverner & Tallis: The Western Wind Mass, Mater Christi, Votive Antiphons, Motes and Responds, CRD 3372). This marks the start of a long relationship with the Choir, amounting to over 30 recordings.
Our historic recording of the The Four Seasons Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8: Autumn - Allegro, performed by Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert, is picked up to set the scene for a reception Bond attends undercover.
Artistic Director from the early days until his untimely death.
CRD continues to seek out outstanding young artists and embark upon new recording projects where it feels it is justified to support new works or hitherto neglected repertoire.
CRD releases its first recording with The Choir of Keble College, Oxford and The Instruments of Time and Truth.
Graham Pauncefort, founding Director, passes away having dedicated his life to the ‘industry of human happiness’. (Head here to read James Jolly's obituary in Gramophone.)
Son and daughter, Tom and Emma Pauncefort take over as Directors of CRD, focusing straight away on the release of Resurrexi! Easter in Vienna with Mozart and the Haydn brothers.
We receive grant funding from The Studio, Bath Spa University's hub for innovation, research and enterprise for the creative industries.
Between April and September 2022 we will be working with Elzware, a company with over 20 years experience of building and delivering conversational AI, on an exciting new leap in the world of music discovery.
Watch this space!