Founded in 1979, Cambria is an independent American label specializing predominantly in the classical repertoire. Our emphasis is on American composers (including William Grant Still and David Maslanka); women composers (including Germaine Tailleferre, Florence Price and Elinor Remick Warren) and historical re-issues.
The Cambria label has also produced a series of recordings chronicling the careers of emigre composers and performers such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Miklos Rozsa, Jacob Gimpel, Ernest Gold, Leon Levitch and Eugene Zador.
Cambria also makes occasional excursions into the world of Jazz. In addition, Cambria maintains a vast sound and paper ephemera archive on Southern California's Musical Heritage dating from the 1860s.
The label was named after a small town with panoramic, ocean views located on a scenic stretch of California's famed Highway 1. Cambria is dedicated to "lighting dark corners in the musical repertoire." Much of the catalog consists of rare, eclectic and unusual works that merit revival or broader exposure. In essence, the Cambria catalog should satisfy one's thirst for musical adventure and discovery.
In 1996, Cambria affiliated with Troppe Note Recordings to form Cambria-Troppe Note. This new international label partner with Cambria is dedicated to releasing an international repertoire with emphasis in the music and performers from the newly independent Ukraine.