Our London based Beka Records has its roots as a record label based in Germany, active from 1903. Before World War I, Beka also made gramophone records for the United Kingdom, China, Hungary, and Russia to market classical music under the Beka-Grand Records label. The company became a subsidiary of the Carl Lindström Company which was sold to the Columbia Graphophone Company in 1926.
Baka Classics is building on this great tradition.
Artists on the label included Miss Riboet, Kapelle Merton, the Dobbri Saxophone Orchestra, the Martina Salon Orchestra, Cook & Carpenter, Jessie Broughton, Bert Alvey, Phillip Ritte, the Meister Orchestra, the Royal Cowes Minstrels, Albertina Cassani, the Beka London Orchestra, Gerhard Ebeler, Lucia Cavalli and Kappelle Willy Krug.