From The Beatles
Story of CRD Records
CRD Records has been dedicated to the production and distribution of classical recordings for over half a century.
Continental Record Distributors are established to import and distribute specialised Continental and American catalogues into the UK.
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.
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.
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