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Dieterich Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XVIII - Vocal Works, Vol. 8
Dieterich Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XVIII - Vocal Works, Vol. 8

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-02-11

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Wachet auf, BuxWV 101; O clemens, O mitis, for soprano, 4 strings & continuo, BuxWV 82; Gen Himmel zu dem Vater mein, chorale concerto for soprano, violin, viola da gamba & contin...
Performers: Feuersinger, Miriam; Lichdi, Tilman; Mertens, Klaus; Pahn, Bettina; Wohlgemuth, Dorothee
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

Challenge Classics is proud to present the final volume in the phenomenal series of Dieterich Buxtehude's complete vocal and instrumental works! On this last set,...continue...
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Manfred Trojhan (b.1949): Orest, opera / Dietrich Henschel, Sarah Castle, Rosemary Joshua. Netherlands Opera, Albrecht
Manfred Trojhan (b.1949): Orest, opera / Dietrich Henschel, Sarah Castle, Rosemary Joshua. Netherlands Opera, Albrecht

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Manfred Trojahn: Orest, opera
Performers: Bjarnason, Finnur; Henschel, Dietrich
Conductors: Albrecht, Marc
Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Live recording of Manfred Trojahn's new opera Orest in its world premiere in Amsterdam! In this fine production, new chief conductor Marc Albrecht is firmly...continue...
Recording information: The Amsterdam Music Theatre (12/13/2011/12/16/2011)....continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XVII - Vocal Works Volume 7 / Ton Koopman, organ; Amsterdam Baroque
Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XVII - Vocal Works Volume 7 / Ton Koopman, organ; Amsterdam Baroque

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: An Filius non est Dei, for ATB voices, 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo, BuxWV 6; All solch dein Güt' wir preisen, for SSATB voices, 2 violins, 2 violas, violone & contin...
Performers: Dieltiens, Amaryllis; Lichdi, Tilman; Mertens, Klaus; Sämann, Gerlinde; Wohlgemuth, Dorothee
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: ; Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble

Ton Koopman's celebrated Buxtehude cycle continues with a 17th volume including chorale settings, the most prominent type of vocal-instrumental church music in the 17th century....continue...
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Schubert: Winterreise, D.911 / Christoph Prégardien: tenor; Michael Gees: piano
Schubert: Winterreise, D.911 / Christoph Prégardien: tenor; Michael Gees: piano

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

Works: Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
Performers: Gees, Michael; Pregardien, Christoph

Challenge Classics presents a luxurious Hybrid Super Audio edition of Schubert's famous song cycle Winterreise, also available on DVD or Blu-ray with studio performances and...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol (Belgium) (09/02/2012-09/05/2012)....continue...
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J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Gerlinde Samann; Marie Kuikjen, Petra Noskajova, Patrizia Hardt - Sigiswald Kuijken
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Gerlinde Samann; Marie Kuikjen, Petra Noskajova, Patrizia Hardt - Sigiswald Kuijken

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

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers: Genz, Christoph; Hamann, Jens; Kuijken, Marie; Samann, Gerlinde; Schoch, Knut; Testolin, Walter
Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald
Ensemble: La Petite Bande

After profound research of the material - during Bach's lifetime there were four different performances - Kuijken and La Petite Bande made their own version...continue...
Recording information: Academiezaal, St. Truiden (B) (04/17/2011-04/20/2011)....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: Leeuw, Reinbert de; Zweden, Jaap van
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...
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Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XIV - Vocal Works, Vol. 5 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XIV - Vocal Works, Vol. 5 / Ton Koopman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Je höher du bist, for SSB voices, 2 violins, violone & continuo, BuxWV 55; Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, for soprano, 2 violins, violone or viola da gamba & continuo, BuxWV 3...
Performers: Dürmüller, Jörg; Mertens, Klaus; Meyer, Miriam; Pahn, Bettina; Thornhill, Siri Karoline; Wohlgemuth, Dorothee
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the fifth volume of Vocal Music in the critically acclaimed Opera Omnia series of Dieterich Buxtehude, (number XIV in the complete cycle performed...continue...
Recording information: Amsterdam (2007-??-??&2008-??-??&2011-); Utrecht (2007-??-??&2008-??-??&2011-)....continue...
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Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch
Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-10-12

Works: Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch I; Italienisches Liederbuch II; Was für ein Lied soll dir gesungen werden?, song for voice & piano (Italienisches Liederbuch); Und steht Ihr früh am Morg...
Performers: Dumno, Hilko; Kleiter, Julia; Pregardien, Christoph

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Hugo Wolf 's birth, this new CD from world-famous musicians Christoph Pregardien, Julia Kleiter, and Hilko Dumno presents poems by...continue...
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Between Life & Death
Between Life & Death

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-02-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478; Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2; Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Rückert Lieder (5); Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang, D 744; Aufl&ou...
Performers: Gees, Michael; Prégardien, Christoph

A selection of compositions ranging over almost two centuries, with eleven compositions and many musical forms. Pregardien and Gees present 22 faces of death in...continue...
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Buxtehude: Complete Works 11 (Vocal Works 4)
Buxtehude: Complete Works 11 (Vocal Works 4)

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-02-09

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, for SSB voices, 2 violins, 2 violas, trombone, 2 cornets, 2 trumpets,; Jesu dulcis memoria, for 2 sopranos, 2 violins, bassoon & continuo, BuxWV...
Performers: Dürmüller, Jörg; Goethem, Patrick van; Karasiak, Andreas; Mertens, Klaus; Meyer, Miriam; Pahn, Bettina; Thornhill, Siri Karoline; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

The substantial repertoire of Buxtehude's vocal art ranks among the most attractive in the later 17th century, and forms a climactic point in Lutheran church...continue...
Recording information: Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006-03-??&2007-05-??&2007-)....continue...
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Bach: Cantatas - 24 Highlights / Koopmann, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
Bach: Cantatas - 24 Highlights / Koopmann, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 214, "Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erchallet, Trompeten!" BWV 214 (BC G19); Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Cantata no 29, "Wir danken dir, Got...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Grimm, Anne; Larsson, Lisa; Magnus, Elisabeth von; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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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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Bach: Town Council Election Cantatas
Bach: Town Council Election Cantatas

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-07-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 119, "Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn" BWV 119; Cantata no 120, "Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille" BWV 120; Cantata no 69, "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele," BWV 69
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Ponseele, Marcel; Ziesak, Ruth
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the eighth volume in a series of single-disc excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the critically acclaimed series of complete cantatas by...continue...
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Bach: Whitsun Cantatas / Koopman, Schlick, York, Wessel, Mertens, et al
Bach: Whitsun Cantatas / Koopman, Schlick, York, Wessel, Mertens, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-07-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 172, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten" BWV 172; Cantata no 68, "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt" BWV 68; Cantata no 174, "Ich liebe den Höchsten vo...
Performers: Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Keavy, Stephen; Lefringhausen, Sigrun; Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; Schegget, Heiko ter; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; ter Linden, Jaap [Cello]; ...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Featuring four pieces representative of Bach's nine Whitsun cantatas, this is the eleventh volume in a series of single-disc excerpts of the most significant cantatas...continue...
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Bach: New Year's Day Cantatas / Koopman, York, Prégardien, Agnew, Mertens, et al
Bach: New Year's Day Cantatas / Koopman, York, Prégardien, Agnew, Mertens, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-07-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 171, "Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm" BWV 171; Cantata no 41, "Jesu, nun sei gepreiset" BWV 41; Cantata no 28, "Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende," BWV ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Bernardini, Alfredo; Dürmüller, Jörg; Faultless, Margaret; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Prégardien, Christ...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Featuring four New Year's Day cantatas, this is the twelfth volume in a series of single-disc excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the critically...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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Schubert: Schwanengesang, Songs after Seidl / Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier
Schubert: Schwanengesang, Songs after Seidl / Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Franz Schubert: Herbst, D 945; Schwanengesang, D 957; Die Taubenpost ("Ich hab' eine brieftaub'"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 965a (D. 95; Sehnsucht, D 879/Op. 105 no 4; Am Fenster, ...
Performers: Prégardien, Christoph; Staier, Andreas [Keyboard]

"As good as Staier is, Pregardien is still the star of the show; he seems to be in the right place in terms of the...continue...
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Bach: Dialogue Cantatas Vol 1 / Koopman, et al
Bach: Dialogue Cantatas Vol 1 / Koopman, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 49, "Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen," BWV 49; Cantata no 60, "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" BWV 60; Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166...
Performers: Durmuller, Jorg; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Koopman, Ton; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Rubens, Sibylla; Ziesak, Ruth
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the ninth volume in a series of single CD excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the world-famous series by Ton Koopman. Four...continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 7 - Vocal Works Vol 3 / Koopman, et al
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 7 - Vocal Works Vol 3 / Koopman, et al

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-08-12

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Nichts soll uns Scheiden, for SAB voices, 2 violins, violone & continuo, BuxWV 77; Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, for SATB voices, 2 violins, 2 violas, violone & continuo, BuxWV62 (2 ...
Performers: Bentvelsen, Donald; Dürmüller, Jörg; Karasiak, Andreas; Koopman, Ton; Mertens, Klaus; Meyer, Miriam; Pahn, Bettina; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

This double album demonstrates Buxtehude's versatility in the composition of vocal works - outside the large scale dimension of the vanished "Abendmusiker" - for an...continue...
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Bach: Ascension Cantatas / Koopman, Piau, Zomer, Mertens, et al
Bach: Ascension Cantatas / Koopman, Piau, Zomer, Mertens, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11 "Ascension Oratorio"; Cantata no 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen" BWV 43; Cantata no 128, "Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein" BWV 128; ...
Performers: Bernardini, Alfredo; Dürmüller, Jörg; Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Henry, Michel; Keavy, Stephen; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Prégardien, Christoph; ...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

A perfect introduction to Koopman's impressive Complete Cantata Cycle as well as a splendid sixth volume in the small series of single CD compilations from...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts / Koopman, York, Agnew, Mertens, et al
Bach: Cantatas for Marian Feasts / Koopman, York, Agnew, Mertens, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 1, "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" BWV 1; Cantata no 125, "Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin" BWV 125; Cantata no 161, "Komm, du süsse Todesstunde" B...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Mertens, Klaus; York, Deborah
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the second volume in a series of single CD excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the critically-acclaimed series of the Complete Cantatas...continue...
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Bach: Wedding Cantatas / Koopman, Piau, Schlick, Mertens, et al
Bach: Wedding Cantatas / Koopman, Piau, Schlick, Mertens, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 195, "Dem Gerechten muss das Licht" BWV 195; Cantata no 196, "Der Herr denket an uns" BWV 196; Cantata no 197, "Gott ist unsre Zuversicht," BWV 197 (BC B16); Cantata...
Performers: Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Mey, Guy de; Piau, Sandrine; Ponseele, Marcel; Schat, Alida; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; ter Linden, Jaap [Ce...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the fifth volume in a series of single CD excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the critically-acclaimed series of the Complete Cantatas...continue...
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Bach: Solo Cantatas for Alto & Tenor / Koopman, Scholl, Prégardien, et al
Bach: Solo Cantatas for Alto & Tenor / Koopman, Scholl, Prégardien, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170; Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169; Cantata no 54, "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," ...
Performers: Bernardini, Alfredo; Faultless, Margaret; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Koopman, Ton; Prégardien, Christoph; Schat, Alida
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the third volume in a series of single CD excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the critically-acclaimed series of the Complete Cantatas...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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Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin / Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin / Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

Works: Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25
Performers: Gees, Michael; Prégardien, Christoph

With this performance of the immortal Mullerin, Christoph Pregardien plants a remarkably bright, clearly waving flag amidst his many fine recordings as well as in...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: Christmas Oratorio / de Vriend
Bach: Christmas Oratorio / de Vriend

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-10-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Performers: Durmuller, Jorg; Hartelius, Malin; Roth, Detlef
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

"Conductor Jan Willem de Vriend proves himself a fine storyteller, and his band is excellent: tempos are always well chosen, string attacks are crisp and...continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 2 - Vocal Works Vol 1
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 2 - Vocal Works Vol 1

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-03-13

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Das Jüngste Gericht, oratorio ("Wacht! Euch zum Streit gefasset macht"), BuxWV Anh. A3 (doubtful)
Performers: Bentvelsen, Donald; Blaze, Robin; Isidro, Orlanda Velez; Karasiak, Andreas; Mertens, Klaus; Stam, Caroline; Steur, Rene; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

"Assuming [the oratorio is] the real McCoy, it represents a major, heretofore unknown vocal work by this great North German composer that all baroque fans...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; Dürmüller, Jörg; Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Prégardien, Ch...
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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Handel: Agrippina / Combattimento Consort Amsterdam [DVD]
Handel: Agrippina / Combattimento Consort Amsterdam [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: George Frideric Handel: Agrippina, HWV 6
Performers: Alofs, Jan; Arends, Renate; de Lang, Quirijn; Hart-Davis, Michael; Kremer, Annemarie; Micinski, Piotr; Muuse, Robert; van der Linde, Clint
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan Willem
Ensemble: Combattimento Consort

"Agrippina" is one of Handel’s earlier operas, written in 1709. This brilliant DVD production includes a complete staged performance of the opera, interviews, backstage photos,...continue...
Run Time: 173 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 21 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir
Bach: Cantatas Vol 21 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir

4 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 100, "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" BWV 100; Cantata no 200, "Bekennen will ich seinen Namen" BWV 200; Cantata no 177, "Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 177;...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Stam, Caroline; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

"For newcomers to the Bach-cantata canon, Koopman's series, which features a generally top-notch array of solo singers, some of the world's best Baroque instrumentalists, and...continue...
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Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol 12 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol 12 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-08-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 135, "Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder" BWV 135; Cantata no 124, "Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht," BWV 124; Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121; Cantata no 111, "W...
Performers: Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The cantatas in this volume all date from Johann Sebastian Bach's second year of office as Thomaskantor in Leipzig. The series of chorale cantatas, which...continue...
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CHL 72212
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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Bach: Cantatas Vol 11 / Koopman, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 11 / Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-05-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 127, "Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott" BWV 127; Cantata no 5, "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" BWV 5; Cantata no 94, "Was frag ich nach der Welt," BWV 94; Cantata n...
Performers: Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the latest volume in the acclaimed re-packaging of the complete Bach Cantata series on Challenge Classics. The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1979...continue...
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Bach: Matthäus Passion / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
Bach: Matthäus Passion / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-03-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Abele, Ekkehard; Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Mertens, Klaus; Samuelis, Cornelia
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Cappella Breda Boys

"Compelling superb Koopman uses his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, a strong and supple instrument completely responsive to his direction. For listeners who are looking...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 20 / Ton Koopman, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 20 / Ton Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-02-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 120a, "Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge" BWV 120a; Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052; Alles mit Gott, BWV 1127; Cantata no 149, "Man singet mit Freuden...
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The cantatas of Volume 20 combine the concluding items from the Picander year of 1728-29 with a series of cantatas from the first half of...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 9 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
Bach: Cantatas Vol 9 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-01-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 38, "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir," BWV 38; Cantata no 154, "Mein liebster Jesus ist verloren" BWV 154; Cantata no 138, "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz?"...
Performers: Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; Stam, Caroline
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The ninth volume of this complete recording of Bach's cantatas continues the series of cantatas from the first Leipzig cycle. With these cantatas, Bach provided...continue...

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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 8 / Koopman
J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 8 / Koopman

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-11-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 65, "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" BWV 65; Cantata no 89, "Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim" BWV 89; Cantata no 60, "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" BWV 60; Cantat...
Performers: Durmuller, Jorg; Mertens, Klaus; Roschmann, Dorothea
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Here is the latest volume in the acclaimed re-packaging of the complete Bach Cantata series! Ton Koopman and his choir and orchestra continue to uphold...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 19 / Ton Koopman, et al
J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 19 / Ton Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-10-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 129, "Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott" BWV 129; Cantata no 159, "Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem" BWV 159; Cantata no 174, "Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganz...
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Mertens, Klaus; Petersen, Marlis; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; Stam, Caroline; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

The cantatas of volume 19 can be divided into three groups. Four works belong to the third Leipzig series, lasting from 1725 to 1727. Five...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 18 / Ton Koopman, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 18 / Ton Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-09-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 55, "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht," BWV 55; Cantata no 47, "Wer sich selbst erhöhet," BWV 47 (BC A141); Cantata no 157 "Ich lasse dich nicht" BWV 157...
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Ton Koopman and his choir and orchestra continue to uphold a standard of tremendous vividness and joy in their immaculate performances of Bach's most impressive...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 7 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 7 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-08-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 25, "Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe," BWV 25; Cantata no 95, "Christus, der ist mein Leben," BWV 95; Cantata no 144 "Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin" BWV 14...
Performers: Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Turk, Gerd
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the 7th volume of a re-packaging of the first 12 volume of the complete Bach Cantata series, which has now reached Vol. 17....continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 17 / Koopman, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 17 / Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-03-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 169 "Gott soll allein mein Herze haben" BWV 169; Cantata no 32 "Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen" BWV 32; Cantata no 58, "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid" BWV 58; Canta...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Koopman, Ton; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

"Ton Koopman once again seems to be able to express the whole range of Bach's sacred music from spiritual exaltation to religious terror, from giddiest...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-11-02

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 133, "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV 133; Cantata no 91, "Gelobet seist su, Jesu Christ," BWV 91; Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63; Cantata no 34, "O ewiges Feuer...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Bernardini, Alfredo; Dürmüller, Jörg; Faultless, Margaret; Holton, Ruth; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Ponseele, Ma...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble

"The overwhelming joy of this set is in the vividly expressive, dynamic choral singing-enhanced by unfailingly lively, articulate, invigorating orchestral playing." -ClassicsToday...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 16 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 16 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-10-05

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 27, "Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende" BWV 27; Cantata no 16, "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" BWV 16; Cantata no 170, "Vergn&uum...
Performers: Agnew, Paul; Bartosz, Bogna; Gilchrist, James; Markert, Annette; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Prégardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; Zomer, Johannette
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

"The strengths of Koopman's Bach, as ever, lie in effervescent energy and dynamic projection, notably encapsulated in the choral work which is always beautifully balanced...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 5 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 5 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

4 CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-09-07

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 207a, "Auf, schmetternde Töne" BWV 207a; Cantata no 202, "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" ("Wedding Cantata") BWV 202; Cantata no 206, "Schleicht spielende...
Performers: Grimm, Anne; Koopman, Ton; Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 4 / Koopman, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 4 / Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-08-03

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Trauer-Ode; Cantata no 215, "Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen," BWV 215; Cantata no 211, "Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht," (Coffee Cantata), BWV 211 (BC G48); Canta...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Bentvelsen, Donald; Bongers, Els; Grimm, Anne; Koopman, Ton; Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Ovenden, Jeremy; Stam, Caroline
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1979 by Koopman, are a group of musicians from all over the world with a particular passion for the...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 15 / Ton Koopman, et al
Bach: Cantatas Vol 15 / Ton Koopman, et al

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-05-04

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110; Cantata no 146, "Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal," BWV 146 (BC A70); Cantata no 28, "Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr z...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; York, Deborah; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The acclaimed series of complete Bach cantatas from Ton Koopman and The Amsterdam Baroque, has been rescued by Challenge Classics. The cantatas in this 15th...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 14 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
Bach: Cantatas Vol 14 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-02-03

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 68, "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt" BWV 68; Cantata no 6, "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden," BWV 6; Cantata no 74, "Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort hal...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Durmuller, Jorg; Koopman, Ton; Larsson, Lisa; Markert, Annette; Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; York, Deborah
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Bach: Cantatas Vol 2 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
Bach: Cantatas Vol 2 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2003-10-07

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 12 "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", BWV 12 (BC A68); Cantata no 18, "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt" BWV 18; Cantata no 61, "Nun komm, der Heid...
Performers: Koopman, Ton; Mertens, Klaus; Pregardien, Christoph; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; ter Linden, Jaap [Cello]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This volume is the second set of pre-Leipzig cantatas, and also contains two of the three existing secular cantatas from that same period. This series...continue...
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Handel: La Resurrezione / de Vriend, Argenta, et al
Handel: La Resurrezione / de Vriend, Argenta, et al

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2003-09-03

Works: George Frederick Handel: La Resurrezione di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo, HWV 47
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Mertens, Klaus; Mijanovic, Marijana; Reijans, Marcel
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Ensemble: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

"[The performances] are played with a good sense of period-practice... and conducted with infectious vigor and excellent style... The five vocal soloists, moreover, acquit themselves...continue...
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