CBC Records

CBC Records was a Canadian record label owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which distributed CBC programming, including live concert performances, in album and digital format(s). For much of its history, the label focused primarily on classical music and jazz, as well as tie-in albums to CBC Radio shows such as Royal Canadian Air Farce and Brave New Waves. The CBC began releasing albums in 1966 under the CBC Records imprint in cooperation with commercial labels such as RCA Records, and established its own internal division, CBC Enterprises, in 1982 to directly release the albums as well as CBC-related books and videotapes. The label's primary mandate was to promote and distribute Canadian artists. Over the label's years of operation, its recordings won 25 Juno Awards.

The label's classical division was closed in 2008, around the same time as CBC Radio 2's repositioning from an almost entirely classical and jazz service to a predominantly adult album alternative format. The label's last classical release was Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos, a recording by Bramwell Tovey and James Ehnes in conjunction with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra which won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) in 2008.

The French-language side of the CBC, Radio-Canada, had its own counterpart, Les Disques SRC, which focused on French-language music. Recordings with cross-linguistic appeal among both anglophones and francophones were branded with both names, while recordings of interest to only one of the language communities were branded as one or the other.

A Fifth of Broadway

Boris Brott

A La Bonne Franquette

Les Chansonniers

A Night In Venice And Other Opera Excerpts

Mark Dubois, Joanne Kolomyjec

A Schumann Recital

Lois Marshall, William Aide

Adeste Fideles

Louis Quilico, Gino Quilico, Judy Loman

All The Things You Are...

Bramwell Tovey

Along the Road to Bethlehem

Toronto Children's Chorus, Ben Heppner, TSO Members

Along The Road To Bethlehem

Toronto Children's Chorus, Ben Heppner, Jean Ashworth Bartle


Lorraine Desmarais

Anton Kuerti with the Orford String Quartet

Anton Kuerti, Orford Quartet, Orford Quartet

Aria: A CBC Records Collection

Various Artists

Aria: A CBC Records Collection

Various Opera Stars

Arthur Ozolins/piano

Arthur Ozolins

Ayorama Wind Quintet

Michael Namer, Peter Smith, Samuel Barber et al


Isabel Bayrakdarian, James Parker

Bach 300 Handel - A Celebration of Genius

CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Elmer Iseler Singers, Hugh MacLean

Baroque Fest

L'Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Vancouver Chamber Choir