Claves Records

Claves Records
Founded 1968 (1968)
Founder Marguerite Dütschler
Ursula Pfaehler
Genre Classical
Country of origin Switzerland
Location Pully, Vaud
Official website

Claves Records is a Swiss classical record label, which was founded in 1968 by Marguerite Dütschler-Hüber (1931–2006) in Thun.[1]

Marguerite Dütschler-Hüber founded Claves with business partner Ursula Pfaehler when her piano teacher Jörg Ewald Dähler was unable to find a company willing to record and issue an LP of Bach preludes.[2] The label specialised in Swiss music and artists such as flutist Peter-Lukas Graf and Lieder recitals by performers including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Teresa Berganza and Ernst Haefliger.[3] Claves also launched the recording career of María Bayo.

Claves Records SA was formally founded in 2000.[4] In 2004, the label was acquired by a foundation and then by Olivier Verrey who runs the company with other board members. Its first managing director was Antonin Scherrer who was succeed by Thierry Scherz, In 2010 Patrick Peikert succeeded Scherz as managing director.[5]


  1. Claves Records
  2. Gramophone: Volume 71, Issues 841-846 1993 "... run now, as then, by Marguerite Dutschler-Huber. Urged into action by the inability of her teacher Jorg Eward Dahler to find a home for an LP of Bach Preludes, Dutschler-Huber and her partner Ursula Pfaehler produced it themselves ...
  3. Encyclopedia of recorded sound Volume 1 Frank W. Hoffmann, Howard Ferstler - 2005 "... in 1968 by Marguerite Dutschler-Huber, in Switzerland. The company specializes in recordings of uncommon and neglected works from the classical repertoire. In addition to the Swiss artists Jorg Ewald Dahler and Peter-Lukas Graf, ...
  4. Diapason: Issues 537-542 2006 Voici quelques années Marguerite Dutschler-Huber avait passé le flambeau à Antonin Scherrer qui poursuit aujourd'hui son œuvre à la tête de Claves.
  5. Claves Records. About us

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