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Luther's Wedding Day / Katharina Bauml
Luther's Wedding Day / Katharina Bauml

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Anonymous: Fanfare; Pavana, le Forze D'Hercole; Gagliarda; Heinrich Isaac: Loquebat/De testimoniis, introit for 4 voices; Süsser Vater Herre Gott, song for 4 voices; Carmen (unspecified, textles...
Performers: Bauml, Katharina
Conductors: Bäuml, Katharina
Ensemble: ; Capella de la Torre

Tracks feature a collection of instrumental and vocal music from the time of Martin Luther including works by Heinrich Isaac, Ludwig Senfl, Josquin Desprez, Johann...continue...
Recording information: Aufeá-Saal im Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg (10/29/2012-11/02/2012)....continue...
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Eric Vloeimans: Evensong - music for trumpet & orchestra / Eric Vloeimans: trumpet
Eric Vloeimans: Evensong - music for trumpet & orchestra / Eric Vloeimans: trumpet

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-07-09

Works: Eric Vloeimans: Evensong, for trumpet & orchestra; Lex, for trumpet & orchestra; Requiem, for trumpet & orchestra; Your Majesty, for trumpet & orchestra; Martin Fondse: Waterfront, for trumpet & orch...
Performers: Vloeimans, Eric
Conductors: Hempel, Jurgen
Ensemble: ; Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

This unique collaboration between renowned jazz trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and a full-scale classical orchestra premieres Vloeimans' very own trumpet concerto, "Evensong. " Together with...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (09/11/2012-09/14/2012)....continue...
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Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang" / Machteld Baumans, Judith van Wanrooij, Patrick Henckens. De Vriend

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-02-12

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and renowned conductor Jan Willem de Vriend give us their own unique version of Mendelssohn....continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (2011-12-19&2011-12-20&2012-)....continue...
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Dario Castello & Co: Venetian Sonatas for Winds and Strings from the 17th Century / Caecilia-Concert
Dario Castello & Co: Venetian Sonatas for Winds and Strings from the 17th Century / Caecilia-Concert

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Girolamo Frescobaldi: Fiori Musicali, no 29, Ricercar Cromaticho post il Credo, for keyboard; Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2; Sonata for 2 instruments & continuo no 6 (Sonat...
Performers: Eike, Bjarte [Violin]; Lehtipuu, Aira Maria [Violin]; Savan, Jamie
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Ensemble: Caecilia-Concert

Recording information: Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands (11/30/2011-12/02/2011)....continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Stone, Jaap van Zweden
Britten: War Requiem / Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Stone, Jaap van Zweden

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Dobraceva, Evelina; Griffey, Anthony Dean; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Zweden, Jaap van; Leeuw, Reinbert de
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Choir; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

In May 2011, a memorable concert of Britten's profound, impressive musical protest to war took place. The world-class performance was recorded on Challenge Classics with...continue...
Recording information: Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn (05/28/2010)....continue...
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Vinum et Musica - Songs & dances from Nuremberg sources (15th & 16th century) / Dominique Visse, alto
Vinum et Musica - Songs & dances from Nuremberg sources (15th & 16th century) / Dominique Visse, alto

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Anonymous: Fanfare; Basse Danse Aliot Nouvelle; Hymnus in vitam S. Sebaldi à 3; Passamezzo; Robert Morton: L'Homme Armé for winds; Arnold von Bruck: Fortitudo Dei regnantis à 6; So tri...
Conductors: Bauml, Katharina
Ensemble: Capella de la Torre

Dominique Visse and the Capella de la Torre embark on a musical tour through Nuremberg, taking us back to an epoch around 1500, a date...continue...
Recording information: Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)....continue...
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Johannes Ockeghem, Pierre de la Rue: Requiem / Cappella Pratensis
Johannes Ockeghem, Pierre de la Rue: Requiem / Cappella Pratensis

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Johannes Ockeghem: Missa pro defunctis; Pierre de la Rue: Requiem, "Missa Pro Defunctis" for 4 voices
Conductors: Bull, Stratton
Ensemble: Cappella Pratensis

For their third CD on the Challenge label, Cappella Pratensis turns the pages back to the very beginnings of the tradition of settings of the...continue...
Recording information: Eglise de Vieusart, Belgium (06/09/2011-06/12/2011)....continue...
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Vaughan Williams, Finzi: Songs and Elegies / Quink
Vaughan Williams, Finzi: Songs and Elegies / Quink

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-06-14

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Come Away Death, partsong for chorus; Ring Out Ye Bells, madrigal for chorus; Love Is a Sickness, song for chorus; Rest; The unquiet grave; Hearts Music, song for chorus; Lind...

The Quink Ensemble has been one of the top a cappella ensembles for the past three decades. Here, they present a wonderful CD that gives...continue...
Recording information: NH Church, Vreeland, The Netherlands (1987)....continue...
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Vivat Leo: Music for a Medici Pope
Vivat Leo: Music for a Medici Pope

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: Andreas de Silva: Gaude felix Florentia, for 6 voices; Omnis pulchritudo domini, for 5 voices; Adrian Willaert: Virgo gloriosa Christi, motet for 4 voices; Saluto te sancta virgo, motet for 4 voices ...

Vivat Leo! is the magnificent result of Cappella Pratensis' decision to work more frequently with guest conductors. Says Artistic Director Stratton Bull: "Our partnership with...continue...
Recording information: AMUZ, Antwerp (04/12/2010-04/14/2010)....continue...
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Mia Yrmana Fremosa: Medieval Woman's Songs Of Love
Mia Yrmana Fremosa: Medieval Woman's Songs Of Love

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Anonymous, Montpellier MS: Endurez, endurez les dous mas d'amer, motet; Trois serors sor rive mer, motet; Bele Aelis par matin se leva; Martin Codax: Cantigas (7) de Amigo, song cycle for voice and a...
Performers: Triphonia

Selections of 'women's songs' from the Middle Ages

On this recording, the listener is taken on a journey through the continental European tradition of so-called "women's...continue...
Recording information: St. Albertus Magnus Kirche, Berlin (2009-03-05_2009-03-07&2009-)....continue...
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Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol 5 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol 5 / Ton Koopman

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 142; Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 209; Te Deum laudamus, BuxWV 218; Prelude and Fugue for Organ in C major, BuxWV 136; W&...
Performers: Koopman, Ton

The tenth part of Buxtehude's complete works, and the fifth and final part of the organ works, containing free and chorale-based compositions. This album also...continue...
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Bad Tempered Consort / A Imagem da Melancolia
Bad Tempered Consort / A Imagem da Melancolia

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Anonymous, Ms 964 da Biblioteca Pública de Braga: Entrada (I) for consort; Verso por la sol re, for organ; Chírio (I) for organ; Entrada (II) for organ; Tento for organ; Entrada (III) for o...
Conductors: Silva, Pedro Sousa
Ensemble: A Imagem da Melancolia

A timeless approach to early music, with a special instrumental treatment of vocal parts that creates an almost "futuristic" experience....continue...
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Bach: H-Moll-Messe / Sigiswald Kuijken
Bach: H-Moll-Messe / Sigiswald Kuijken

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Crabben, Jan Van der; Genz, Christoph; Hardt, Patrizia; Hermans, Elisabeth; Hunziker, Bernhard; Niedermeyr, Marcus; Samann, Gerlinde
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald

A unique recording in the vocal setting of the period (single voices, with no choir) by the world famous Early Music ensemble....continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 9 - Organ Works Vol 4 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 9 - Organ Works Vol 4 / Ton Koopman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-02-10

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue for Organ in C major, BuxWV 138; Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott; Canzonetta for Organ in G major, BuxWV 172; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BuxWV 202; Wi...
Performers: Koopman, Ton

After the sublime rendering of the works that were composed before 1683 in meantone temperament and the progressive, bold, theatrical, and very personal style of...continue...
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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine / Kuijken, Sämann, Carmignani, Lombard, et al
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine / Kuijken, Sämann, Carmignani, Lombard, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-01-13

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Bettini, Fulvio; Costa, Paolo; Furnari, Fabio; Kuijken, Marie; Maletto, Giuseppe; Sämann, Gerlinde; Scavazza, Marco; Testolin, Walter
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald
Ensemble: La petite bande

This release contains a refreshingly clear new rendering of some of the famous Maria vespers in single vocal and instrumental settings. Recorded according to Monteverdi's...continue...
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Bach: Latin Church Music Vol 1 / Koopman, Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, et al
Bach: Latin Church Music Vol 1 / Koopman, Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, et al

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & continuo in F major, BWV 233 (BC E6); Mass for 3 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G minor, BWV 235 (BC E5); Magnificat; Mas...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Larsson, Lisa; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mertens, Klaus; Stam, Caroline; Turk, Gerd; York, Deborah; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble

With this extensive summary of Bach's church music from his period as a cantor and music director in Leipzig, Koopman and his crew once more...continue...
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Remembrance - d' Épinal, de l' Escurel, etc / Alexandre and Emilia Danilevski, Ensemble Syntagma
Remembrance - d' Épinal, de l' Escurel, etc / Alexandre and Emilia Danilevski, Ensemble Syntagma

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

Works: Gautier d'Espinal: Aÿmans fins et verais, estampie; Quand je voi l'erbe menue, chanson; Desconfortez et de joie parti, chanson; Puis qu'il m'estuet de ma dolour, chanson; Aÿmans fins et ver...
Performers: Cantor, Annemieke; Coppenolle, Pascale Van; Danilevski, Alexandre; Danilevski, Anna; Stasiaczyck, Benoit; Stilz, Bernard; Tachikawa, Akira; Xiaobo, Peng
Conductors: Danilevski, Alexandre
Ensemble: Ensemble Syntagma

Contrary to many medieval music performances with very short pieces in a variety of settings and tempi, this CD contains pieces with an average length...continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 5 - Vocal Works Vol 2 / Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 5 - Vocal Works Vol 2 / Koopman

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-11-13

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Benedictam Dominum, for SSATB & SATB voices, 2 violins, violone, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, bombarde,; Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm, BuxWV 10; In dulci jubilo, for SSB voices, 2 ...
Performers: Faultless, Margaret; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Karasiak, Andreas; Mertens, Klaus; Pahn, Bettina; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This double CD is the fifth volume in a set of Buxtehude’s complete works, and the second part of the vocal works, containing a mixed...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 22 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir
Bach: Cantatas Vol 22 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-11-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183); Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Cantata no 30, "Freue dich...
Performers: Bernardini, Alfredo; Durmuller, Jorg; Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Spreckelsen, ...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Maestro Ton Koopman was awarded the 2006 Bach Medal on the final day of this year's Leipzig Bach festival. Since founding the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra...continue...
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Bach: Motets / Kuijken, La Petite Bande
Bach: Motets / Kuijken, La Petite Bande

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-11-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226; Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228; Singet dem Herrn ein...
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald
Ensemble: La Petite Bande

"Two aspects of this recording are noteworthy. Firstly, Sigiswald Kuijken believes Joshua Rifkin and Andrew Parrott are right as they think most sacred music by...continue...
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Treasury of a Saint / Caecilia-Concert
Treasury of a Saint / Caecilia-Concert

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Bartolome de Selma y Salaverde: Canzone "Est-ce Mars", for ensemble; Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Est-ce Mars, variations for keyboard, SwWV 321; Philipp Friedrich Buchner: Sonata 9 for bassoons & cont...
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Ensemble: Caecilia-Concert

The Caecilia-Concert presents a varied selection of pieces composed during the 17th century in different styles. These compositions can be roughly categorized into three genres...continue...
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Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Quink Vocal Ensemble
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Quink Vocal Ensemble

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-07-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
Performers: Berne, Harry van; Doeselaar, Leo Van; Hoogendijk, Mattijs; Jordans, Wyneke; Kaasschieter, Mariët; Koning, Kees-Jan de; Luijmes, Dirk; Oelderik, Mariette; Witholt, Wiard

"It may seem hard to believe, but this performance of Rossini's 'Petite Messe solonelle' of 1863, accompanied by two pianos and a harmonium (all period...continue...
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Mirabile Mysterium - Christmas Music through the Ages
Mirabile Mysterium - Christmas Music through the Ages

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-09-13

Works: Jacobus Handl: Mirabile Mysterium, for 5 voices (Opus musicum); Ab oriente venerunt magi, for 4 voices (Opus musicum); Sebastián Alfonso: Unidos tres reyes, for chorus & ensemble; Anonymous, Fre...
Performers: Coen, Bart [Recorder]; Delpierre, Beatrice; Watillon, Sophie
Conductors: Van Nevel, Paul

This is a compilation of well - and lesser-known Christmas music, interpreted by the award-winning Netherlands Chamber Choir conducted by Paul van Nevel....continue...
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Arie Antiche - Scarlatti, Caccini, et al / Margiono Quintet
Arie Antiche - Scarlatti, Caccini, et al / Margiono Quintet

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-10-05

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Pirro e Demetrio; La donna ancora è fedele; Il Pompeo; Vincenzo Ciampi: Tre giorni son che Nina; Antonio Lotti: Arminio; Louis Niedermeyer: Pietà, Signore; Giul...
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Ensemble: Margiono Quintet
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Awake O North Wind /Headley, Reviol, Van der Kamp, Tirami Su,
Awake O North Wind /Headley, Reviol, Van der Kamp, Tirami Su,

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2002-07-02

Works: Franz Tunder: Da mihi, Domine, for bass, 5 strings & continuo; An Wasserflüssen Babylons, cantata for voice & 5 strings; Samuel Scheidt: Canzon super intradam æthiopicam a 5, (Paduana, gall...
Performers: Reviol, Laurie; Roll, Nora; van der Kamp, Harry
Conductors: Headley, Erin
Ensemble: Tirami Su
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