Composers Recordings, Inc.
) was an American
record label dedicated to the recording of contemporary classical music
by American composers. It was founded in 1954
by Otto Luening
, Douglas Moore
, and Oliver Daniel
, and based in New York City
The label released over 600 recordings on LP, cassette, and CD. It went out of business in 2003 due to financial pressures, and the rights to CRI's recordings were transferred to New World Records in 2006.
Composers with CRI releases (selective list)