ABC Classics was founded in 1987 as a means of showcasing the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's classical music recordings under its own banner.
Prior to the formation of ABC Classics, the ABC's commitment to classical music recording extends back to the 1940s. The ABC was most prolific in its production of classical recordings during the 1960s and 1970s at which time these recordings were released under licence to a number of different record companies.
ABC Classics produces a range of CDs which feature the music of Australian composers, individual Australian performers, chamber ensembles, orchestras, a selection of broadcast program related CDs, television and feature film soundtracks.
Further Reading: ABC Classics
The Australian period-instrument ensemble's cellist Daniel Yeadon and fortepianist Neal Peres Da Costa talk to Katherine about their recording of the French composer-pianist's Piano Quintet No. 1, released on ABC Classics last autumn.
The Australian tenor (currently singing Siegmund in the Royal Opera House's Ring Cycle) talks to Katherine about his career as a Wagnerian and his debut solo recording Shining Knight, recently released on ABC Classics.