From the earliest years of the Recording Industry, Australian
artists have made their mark upon the world market. Nellie
Melba, Percy Grainger, Peter Dawson, Malcolm McEachern and
Florence Austral were amongst the earliest Australians to make
an impact in the recording studio, as were Music Hall artists
such as Florrie Ford and Billy Williams.
Over the years Australia has continued to provide the World
with first class artists in all sectors of the Performing Arts.
Today there are many noted Australian artists living around the
world, giving of their best and continuing this long tradition.
Given the extraordinarily rich legacy, it seems quite
astonishing that Australia has not had its own Recording Company
producing primarily for the world market. Our greatest artists
have mostly made their recordings on foreign soil with foreign
associates and foreign orchestras. The result of this is that,
whilst the world at large has recognised Australian talent, it
has been isolated from the rich musical life that Australians
enjoy. International audiences have been unaware of the
significant achievements of many fine Australian Artists simply
because there existed no Australian Record Company to take their
talents to the world.
In 1992, with the launch of WALSINGHAM CLASSICS, a major step
was made towards correcting this state of affairs. The main
purpose of WALSINGHAM CLASSICS was to record Australia’s top
Classical talent, professionally package it, and export it to
the world. In the past eighteen years the venture has been an
outstanding success. We have been delighted with the response
from many favourable reviews from around the world and the
hundreds of complimentary letters received from members of the
For some time now we have enjoyed the splendid mail-order
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They stock our entire current catalogue and export to the World.
We thank you for your patronage over the past eighteen years
and we trust that our recordings will continue to bring you
endless hours of listening pleasure.