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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 / Danish National SO, Michael Schonwandt
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 / Danish National SO, Michael Schonwandt

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-07-08

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 9 in D major
Conductors: Schoenwandt, Michael
Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Koncerthuset, DR Beyn, Copenhagen (01/05/2012/01/07/2012)....continue...
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Osiris Trio: 25
Osiris Trio: 25

5 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-03-11

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"; Frank Martin: Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes, for piano, violin & cello; Charles Ives: Trio, for violin, violo...
Performers: Boer, Harmen de; Riedijk, Charlotte
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Ensemble: Osiris Trio

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Osiris Trio, Challenge Classics is proud to present this magnificent five-CD box set featuring a cross-section of...continue...
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'Poème' - Works for violin and piano by Franck & Ysae / Lisa Jacobs, violin; Ksenia Kouzmenko, piano
'Poème' - Works for violin and piano by Franck & Ysae / Lisa Jacobs, violin; Ksenia Kouzmenko, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-02-11

Works: Eugène Ysaÿe: Poème élégiaque, Op. 12; Extase, Op. 18; César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
Performers: Jacobs, Lisa [Violin]; Kouzmenko, Ksenia

Fabulously rich and evocative violin works by Eugène Ysaÿe and César Franck, performed by young Dutch virtuoso Lisa Jacobs, winner of second prize at the...continue...
Recording information: Westvest, Schiedam, The Netherlands (07/2013)....continue...
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Arnold Schonberg: Verklarte Nacht; Karl Wegel (1881-1949): Piano Trio / Osiris Trio
Arnold Schonberg: Verklarte Nacht; Karl Wegel (1881-1949): Piano Trio / Osiris Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4; Karl Ignaz Weigl: Piano Trio
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This new release from the award-winning Osiris Trio features Schonberg's masterpiece "Verklarte Nacht" in a seldom-recorded arrangement by Eduard Steuermann, combined with a lesser-known piano...continue...
Recording information: MotorMusic Studios, Mechelen, Belgium (2013-06-30&2013-07-01_2013-)....continue...
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Crossroads - A collection of works by Vernon Duke, Piazolla, Brahms, Keisler, Cole Porter et al. / Nedsym Lite
Crossroads - A collection of works by Vernon Duke, Piazolla, Brahms, Keisler, Cole Porter et al. / Nedsym Lite

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Romanian Traditional: Sirba, song; Hora ca la caval (Shepherd's Dance); Vernon Duke: Autumn in New York; Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin; Traditional: Blue Danube; Sholom Secunda: Bei mir bistu s...
Conductors: Nobel, Tim
Ensemble: NedSym Lite

A collection of works by Vernon Duke, Astor Piazolla, Johannes Brahms, Fritz Keisler, Cole Porter, and others.

NedSym Lite is the versatile, eclectic ensemble

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Recording information: Evangelisch Lutherse kerk, Haarlem, Holland (03/26/2013-03/28/2013)....continue...
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Around Barrios (1885-1944) / Enno Voorhorst: guitar
Around Barrios (1885-1944) / Enno Voorhorst: guitar

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelúdio, for guitar no 5 in D major, A. 419/5; Estudio, for guitar no 5 in C major, A. 235/5; Gavota-choro, for piano (Marquesa de Santos no 2), A. 396/2; Julio Salvador Sag...
Performers: Voorhorst, Enno

Dutch guitarist Enno Voorhorst's debut on Challenge Classics features a seldom-recorded selection of beautiful guitar pieces. In 1987 Enno won First Prize at the International...continue...
Recording information: Kapucijnen Abbey, Velp (NL) (12/03/2011-12/04/2011)....continue...
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Schone Welt, wo bist Du? Songs by Berg, Mahler, R. Strauss, Schubert, Wolf, Schoenberg, Kilpinen / Julia Kleiter, soprano; Michael Gees, piano
Schone Welt, wo bist Du? Songs by Berg, Mahler, R. Strauss, Schubert, Wolf, Schoenberg, Kilpinen / Julia Kleiter, soprano; Michael Gees, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-09-10

Works: Richard Strauss: Lieder (8), Op. 49; Lieder (4), Op. 27; September ("Der Garten trauert, kühl sinkt in die Blumen der Regen"), song for soprano & orchestra,; Alban Berg: Early Songs (7); Gustav ...
Performers: Gees, Michael; Kleiter, Julia

A program based on Berg's "Seven Early Songs" combined with romantic and contemporary music by Mahler, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Wolf, Schoenberg, and Kilpinen.

Julia Kleiter's

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Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (11/05/2012-11/09/2012)....continue...
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Hungarian Horizon - Music by Zoltan Kodály & Bela Bartók / Valentina Tóth: piano
Hungarian Horizon - Music by Zoltan Kodály & Bela Bartók / Valentina Tóth: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-07-09

Works: Béla Bartók: Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38; Hungarian folksongs (3) from the Csik district, Sz 35a; Zoltán Kodály: Pieces (7) for piano, Op. 11; Dances of Marosszék ...
Performers: Toth, Valentina

The outstanding debut recording of talented 18-year-old Dutch pianist Valentina Tóth, first prizewinner in the 2009 Princess Christina Piano Competition in the Netherlands! Because of...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (07/2012/01/2013)....continue...
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Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Works / Alexei Volodin, piano
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Works / Alexei Volodin, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-06-11

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42; Ten Preludes, op. 23; Thirteen Preludes, op. 32; Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36; É...
Performers: Volodin, Alexei

Alexei Volodin is one of today's most outstanding Russian pianists. For his third recording on Challenge Classics, the artist focuses on beloved composer Sergei Rachmaninov....continue...
Recording information: Beethovensaal, Hannover Congress Centrum (07/03/2012-07/06/2012)....continue...
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Sergei Prokofiev: Complete Works for Violin & Piano / Isabelle van Keulen: violin; Ronald Brautigam: piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Complete Works for Violin & Piano / Isabelle van Keulen: violin; Ronald Brautigam: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-04-09

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94bis; Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80; Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]

Isabelle van Keulen s breakthrough came in 1984, when she won BBC Young Musician of the Year. The competition was broadcast all over Europe, and...continue...
Recording information: Sendesaal Bremen, Bremen, Germany (11/18/2011-11/20/2011)....continue...
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Folk Stories - Traditional folk songs and music by Brahms, Beethoven, Mahler, Britten, Respighi, Bartók, Sibelius, and Vogel / Cora Burggraaf: mezzo-soprano
Folk Stories - Traditional folk songs and music by Brahms, Beethoven, Mahler, Britten, Respighi, Bartók, Sibelius, and Vogel / Cora Burggraaf: mezzo-soprano

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

Works: English Traditional: Sprig of Thyme; Johannes Brahms: Marienwürmchen ("Marienwürmchen, setze dich"), folk song for voice & piano (Volks-Kinderlieder), WoO; German folk songs (49) for voice ...
Performers: Burggraaf, Cora; Ferschtman, Liza; Lepper, Simon; Mijnders, Floris

The debut CD on Challenge Classics for Cora Burggraaf, recipient of many prizes including the 2009/10 ECHO Rising Star Award, the 2006 Elizabeth Everts Prize,...continue...
Recording information: De Doelen Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011-04-26&2011-12-11_2011-)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Elektra / Michaela Schuster, Evelyn Herlitzius, Camilla Nylund, Hubert Delamboye, and Gerd Grochowski. Netherlands Opera
Richard Strauss: Elektra / Michaela Schuster, Evelyn Herlitzius, Camilla Nylund, Hubert Delamboye, and Gerd Grochowski. Netherlands Opera

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Elektra; Recorded Sound: Applause
Performers: Bolle, Lisette [Vocals]; Engeland, Anja Van; Haegeman, Lien; Hofer, Astrid [Vocals]; Rasker, Helena
Conductors: Albrecht, Marc
Ensemble: ; Toonkunst Choir Amsterdam

The first CD release of De Nederlandse Opera on Challenge Classics! Due to its immense success this was the fourth time that this production, with...continue...
Recording information: 2011-10-06&2011-10-09&2011-....continue...
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Linkages - Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116; Schoenberg: Suite Op. 25; works by Wagner, Liszt / Martin Tchiba: piano
Linkages - Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116; Schoenberg: Suite Op. 25; works by Wagner, Liszt / Martin Tchiba: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116; Richard Wagner: Albumblatt (In das Album Fürstin Metternich), for piano in C major, WWV 94; Franz Liszt: Nuages gris (Grey clouds); Helmut Lach...
Performers: Tchiba, Martin

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Recording information: Niederberg Forum, Velbert, Germany (10/07/2010-10/09/2010); Niederberg Forum, Velbert, Germany (11/15/2010-11/17/2010)....continue...
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Kodaly, Ravel, Schulhoff: Duos for Violin & Cello / Liza & Dmitry Ferschtman
Kodaly, Ravel, Schulhoff: Duos for Violin & Cello / Liza & Dmitry Ferschtman

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-05-08

Works: Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin & cello, Op. 7; Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello; Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
Performers: Ferschtman, Dmitri; Ferschtman, Liza

Father and daughter play together on wonderful CD featuring pieces by Schulhoff, Kodály, and Ravel, all especially written for violin and violoncello....continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (05/23/2011-05/25/2011)....continue...
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String Trios from the East by Gubaidulina, Kancheli, Knaifel and Paiberdin / Goeyvaert String Trio
String Trios from the East by Gubaidulina, Kancheli, Knaifel and Paiberdin / Goeyvaert String Trio

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-05-08

Works: Sofia Gubaidulina: Trio, for violin, viola & cello; Oleg Paiberdin: Organum A-nn-A, for violin, viola & cello; Giya Kancheli: Time... and again (What I write is true, God knows that I am not lying. -...
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Ensemble: Goeyvaert String Trio

All of these works begin with very little: a note or two, something not far removed from silence, a seed that gives rise to an...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (06/20/2011-06/23/2011)....continue...
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Songs of Quest & Inspiration - songs by Cyril Scott, Ralph Vaughan Williams / Robbert Muuse, baritone; Micha van Weers, piano
Songs of Quest & Inspiration - songs by Cyril Scott, Ralph Vaughan Williams / Robbert Muuse, baritone; Micha van Weers, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Cyril Scott: Song of London, for voice & piano, Op. 52/1; Blackbird's Song, for voice & piano, Op. 52/3; Sundown, for voice & piano; To-Morrow, for voice & piano; Water-Lilies, for voice & piano; Tim...
Performers: Muuse, Robbert; van Weers, Micha

On this new CD the highly rated duo of baritone Robbert Muuse and pianist Micha van Weers perform a selection of rarely recorded songs by...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (2011-07-04_2011-07-07&2011-)....continue...
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Der Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler / Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Der Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler / Christoph Prégardien, tenor

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Robert Schumann: Frühlingsfahrt ("Es zogen zwei rüst'ge Gesellen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/2; Waldszenen no 1 ("Eintritt"), for piano, Op. 82/1; In der Fremde ("Ich hör' die B&...
Conductors: Prégardien, Christoph
Ensemble: Ensemble Kontraste

Christoph Prégardien's newest CD features songs by Schumann, Killmayer, and Mahler, arranged for chamber ensemble by Marcus Reißenberger. Well-known works have a fresh glow, and...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol (Belgium) (09/14/2010-09/18/2010)....continue...
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Melodies of Love and Death: Opera without Words / Osiris Piano Trio
Melodies of Love and Death: Opera without Words / Osiris Piano Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-11-08

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; La bohème...
Performers: Trio, Osiris
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Ensemble: Osiris Piano Trio

Superb arrangements of opera arias, made by Bob Zimmerman for piano trio, brilliantly played by the Osiris Trio! This feast of famous arias heavily features...continue...
Recording information: The Fazioli Concert hall, Sacile, Italy (06/28/2010-06/30/2010)....continue...
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CHL 72373
ImproviSatie / Michael Gees, piano
ImproviSatie / Michael Gees, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Erik Satie: Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses; Gnossienne for piano no 5; Pièces froides; Gnossienne 1; Véritables Prélude Flasques (pour un chien); Descriptions automatiques; Gnossi...
Performers: Gees, Michael

Michael Gees is an acclaimed pianist and composer/improviser, best known for his collaborations with Christoph Prégardien. The duo was awarded the 2009 MIDEM Vocal Award...continue...
Recording information: FWL-Studios, Leipzig, Germany (10/11/2010-10/14/2010)....continue...
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Miroirs: Piano Works by Schumann, Ravel & Scriabin / Alexei Volodin, piano
Miroirs: Piano Works by Schumann, Ravel & Scriabin / Alexei Volodin, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Alexander Scriabin: Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
Performers: Volodin, Alexei

Alexei Volodin is a modest virtuoso. This seems contradictory, but it simply means that using virtuosity to "show off" is not his thing. Being technically...continue...
Recording information: Kurhaus Bad Reichenhall, Germany (09/21/2010-09/23/2010)....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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CHL 72501
Willen van Otterloo: The Original Recordings: 1951-1966
Willen van Otterloo: The Original Recordings: 1951-1966

7 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-06-14

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93; César Franck: Les Eolides, M 43; Symphony in D minor, M 48; Psyché, symphonic poem for chorus & orchestra (also arr. for piano, 4 hands), M. 47;...
Performers: Asma, Feike; Groot, Cor De; Krebbers, Herman; Olof, Theo
Conductors: Otterloo, Willem Van
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Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franz Liszt: Piano Pieces
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franz Liszt: Piano Pieces

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-03-08

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Franz Liszt: Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 1 in A flat major ("Hohe Liebe"), S. 541/1 (LW A103/1); Der Tanz in der Dorfschen...
Performers: Tsujii, Nobuyuki
Conductors: Sado, Yutaka
Ensemble: Deutches Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii became a worldwide sensation after he was named joint Gold Medalist of the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Here, he...continue...
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Estilo Espanol
Estilo Espanol

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: Joaquín Turina: Circulo, Op. 91; Gaspar Cassadó: Trio for Piano and Strings in C major; Enriqué Granados: Goyescas; Enrique Fernandez Arbos: Piezas (3) en estilo español, for pian...
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Ensemble: Devich Trio

Devich Trio always chooses remarkable and special repertoire for its concerts and CDs, and this new release is no exception. With three nationalities in one...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (07/2010)....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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Albéniz: Evocación
Albéniz: Evocación

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-09-14

Works: Isaac Albéniz: Iberia Suite, Book 1; Iberia Suite, Book 3; Sous le palmier, tango flamenco for piano in E flat major; Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca"; Cantos de España, Op. 232; Rec...
Performers: Lieske, Wulfin
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Ensemble: Lieske Spindler Guitars

On this disc, Wulfin Lieske plays the legendary Torresguitar "La Leona" (FE 04) from the year 1856, while Fabian Spindler can be heard playing the...continue...
Recording information: Alt St. Martin, Godesberg (06/30/2008-07/02/2008)....continue...
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CHL 72374
Schönberg, Webern, Schnittke: String Trios / Goeyvaerts Trio
Schönberg, Webern, Schnittke: String Trios / Goeyvaerts Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-09-14

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: String Trio, Op. 45; Spoken Word: Schönberg Spricht (For the broadcast of the String Trio (May 1949)); Anton Webern: String Trio, Op. 20; Movement for String Trio op. posth.; ...
Performers: Matthynssens, Kris; Roels, Kristien; Stas, Pieter
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Ensemble: Goeyvaerts String Trio

On this wonderful disc, the Goeyvarts String Trio plays difficult pieces of Schonberg, Webern, and Schnittke in dazzling form and with a high level of...continue...
Recording information: Partika-Saal, Düsseldorf (D) (08/11/2009-08/13/2009)....continue...
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CHL 72375
Candybox
Candybox

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-06-08

Works: Béla Bartók: Valse; Vladimír Godár: Concerto grosso per archi e cembalo; Karl Jenkins: Quartet for Strings no 2; Chiel Meijering: Caixa de Colços, for string quartet; Silvest...
Performers: Mikijanska, Zita

A luxurious anniversary candy box with various musical sweets! The music fits the players like a glove, and with it the group celebrates 10 years...continue...
Recording information: FWL Studios, Leipzig (G) (06/29/2009-07/03/2009)....continue...
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CHL 72353
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 "Titan" / Jan Willem de Vriend

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-05-11

Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

In 1893 Mahler restored his First Symphony. The movement called "Blumine" was put back in, and the Symphony got the nickname "Titan". This version of...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, NL (05/27/2009-05/29/2009)....continue...
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CHL 72355
Works for violin solo by J. S. Bach & Ysae
Works for violin solo by J. S. Bach & Ysae

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-04-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001; Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for violin solo no 1 in G minor, Op. 27/1; S...
Performers: Ferschtman, Liza

Violinist Liza Ferschtman is a young, rising star who plays in all the main concert halls in the Netherlands and is also becoming well-known abroad....continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (07/2009)....continue...
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CHL 72351
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...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)....continue...
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Albéniz: Iberia Vol. 2
Albéniz: Iberia Vol. 2

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

Works: Isaac Albéniz: Iberia Suite for piano, B. 47, Book 3; Iberia Suite for piano, B. 47, Book 4
Performers: Ish-Hurwitz, Yoram

Second volume of the very attractive Iberia for piano solo, where the flamenco elements of Andalusia are so beautifully mixed with French impressionistic elements and...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios MOL, Belgium....continue...
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Kiss The Guitar Player - Dialogues for Guitar & String Quartet / Klimt!
Kiss The Guitar Player - Dialogues for Guitar & String Quartet / Klimt!

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Peter Tiehuis: Gustav on the rocks; Bert Merlendijk / Piet Souer: Into ecstasy, for guitar & string quartet; Luigi Boccherini: Guitar quintet in D major, G 448; Steve Gray / Leonardo Amuedo: Beyond r...
Performers: Amuedo, Leonardo; Demandt, Udo; Hagen, Axel; Koopman, Eddy; Mancuso, Silva; Merlendijk, Bert; Ramon, Arturo; Schultz, Jim; Tarenskeen, Olaf; Tiehuis, Peter; Van Der Grinten, Maarten

The most original guitar & string quartet compositions since 1805! These are not solo guitar pieces with string backgrounds, but are real dialogues between the...continue...
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French Saxophone Quartets / Aurelia Saxophone Quartet
French Saxophone Quartets / Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10; Maurice Ravel: Quartet for Strings in F major; Albert Roussel: Quartet for Strings, Op. 45; Eugène Bozza: Andante and Scherzo for saxophon...
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Ensemble: Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

This anticipated reissue draws a clear link between the work of the French "saxophone composers" and their illustrious predecessors....continue...
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Violin Sonata Around 1900 / Van Keulen, et al
Violin Sonata Around 1900 / Van Keulen, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18; Nino Rota: Sonata for violin & piano; Ottorino Respighi: Sonata for violin & piano, in B minor, P. 110
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]
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Music in Motion / De Quant, Van Malde
Music in Motion / De Quant, Van Malde

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op. 94; Rob du Bois: Movements for piccolo & piano; Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili: Sonata for flute & piano in C major; Robert Zuidam: Movements (4) for flute &...
Performers: Malde, Elizabeth van; Quant, Abbie de

A well-balanced program of some of the finest flute compositions of the 20th century, both classic and modern, by Holland's most adventurous flute soloist....continue...
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Albéniz: Iberia Vol 1 - Books 1 & 2 / Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Albéniz: Iberia Vol 1 - Books 1 & 2 / Yoram Ish-Hurwitz

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-07-14

Works: Isaac Albéniz: Iberia Suite, Book 1; Iberia Suite, Book 2
Performers: Ish-Hurwitz, Yoram

A virtuoso on par with Lazar Berman or Louis Lortie, Yoram Ish-Hurwitz is a Dutch pianist of Israeli origin. In 1988 he won the second...continue...
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Elgar, Grieg: Violin Sonatas, etc  / Charlie Siem, Andrei Korobeinikov
Elgar, Grieg: Violin Sonatas, etc / Charlie Siem, Andrei Korobeinikov

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

Works: Edward Elgar: Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82; Serenade, for piano; Adieu, for piano; Edvard Grieg: Heart's melodies, Op. 5; Sonata no 3 in C minor for violin & piano
Performers: Korobeinikov, Andrei; Siem, Charlie

These young, ambitious musicians deliver inspired performances of two major sonatas as well as some lesser-known miniatures....continue...
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Oboesession - Saint-Saëns, Dutilleux, Poulenc, etc / Pauline Oostenrijk, Ivo Jansen
Oboesession - Saint-Saëns, Dutilleux, Poulenc, etc / Pauline Oostenrijk, Ivo Jansen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D major, Op. 166; Henri Dutilleux: Sonata for Oboe and Piano; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for oboe & piano, FP 185; Marcel Mihalovici: Sonatina for ...
Performers: Janssen, Ivo; Oostenrijk, Pauline
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Grieg, Elgar, Sibelius: Music for Violin & Piano
Grieg, Elgar, Sibelius: Music for Violin & Piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-11-13

Works: Edvard Grieg: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 8; Edward Elgar: Sospiri, adagio for violin & piano, Op. 70; Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82; Jean Sibelius: Humoresque, fo...
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]

The year of this release is an anniversary year for all three composers on the CD: the centenary of Grieg’s death; Elgar’s 150th birthday; and...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata no 2, Preludes / Marietta Petkova
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata no 2, Preludes / Marietta Petkova

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-02-13

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36; Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23; Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32
Performers: Petkova, Marietta

Marietta Petkova was born in Bulgaria in 1968 and studied first in Sofia, then in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda. She won Grand Prix in the...continue...
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Hommage à Poulenc - Taffanel, Poulenc / Abbie De Quant
Hommage à Poulenc - Taffanel, Poulenc / Abbie De Quant

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-02-13

Works: Paul Taffanel: Paul Taffanel -Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino; Charles Koechlin: Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 52; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Bart Visman: Melodie, for flute & pian...
Performers: Malde, Elizabeth van; Quant, Abbie de

The most original program of twentieth-century music for fl ute and piano one could imagine, including several first recordings. Poulenc's genial sonata is the central...continue...
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The French Symphonic Organ at Artisten / Oortmerssen
The French Symphonic Organ at Artisten / Oortmerssen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-11-14

Works: César Franck: Pieces (3) for Organ; Camille Saint-Saëns: Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99; Charles-Marie Widor: Fifth Organ Symphony in F, Op. 42/1; Jehan Alain: Variations sur un ...
Performers: Oortmerssen, Jacques van

When a new building, the Artisten, was erected for the School of Music at Gothenburg, Sweden in 1988, three organs were commissioned, the principal one...continue...
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Romantic Pieces for Piano - Alkan, Liszt, Prokofiev / Roma
Romantic Pieces for Piano - Alkan, Liszt, Prokofiev / Roma

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-10-10

Works: Charles-Valentin Alkan: En rhythme molossique, etude for piano in D minor (Études dans tous les tons mineurs no 2), Op. 39/; Saltarelle, for piano in E minor, Op. 23; Franz Liszt: Venezia e Napo...
Performers: Roma, Igor

A unique program of great Romantic piano masterpieces, including Igor Roma's own arrangement of the Alkan work based on 'Aesop's Fables.' Roma, a winner of...continue...
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Randal Corsen Plays Joseph Sickman Corsen
Randal Corsen Plays Joseph Sickman Corsen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-10-10

Works: Joseph Sickman Corsen: Simpatia, waltz for piano; Un Deseo, waltz for piano; Amorosa, danza for piano; 2e Mazurka Nocturne, for piano; Wals no 6, for piano; Nelly, polka for piano; Meditacion, for pi...
Performers: Corsen, Randal

The music of Joseph Sickman Corsen (1853-1911) is a delightful discovery for most music lovers, although he has long been beloved on the island of...continue...
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Violent Viola / Esther Apituley
Violent Viola / Esther Apituley

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Zoltán Kodály: Adagio for violin (or viola or cello) & piano; Paul Hindemith: Sonata for solo viola, Op. 25/1; Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48; Johann Sebastian Bach...
Performers: Apituley, Esther; Tanaka, Rië
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Ensemble: Amsterdam Viola Quartet

The viola works on this CD span centuries, from Bach to Hindemith. They all stress the individual, often melancholic sound of the instrument. Currently only...continue...
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The Czech Legacy 2 - Smetana & Dvorák / Devich Trio
The Czech Legacy 2 - Smetana & Dvorák / Devich Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-08-08

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, JB 1; Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 21/B 51
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Ensemble: Devich Trio

With his piano trio in the traditional key of joy, B flat major, Dvorak was continuing in the tradition of his two favorite composers, Mozart...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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CHL 72135
Scandinavia - Grieg, Röntgen, Johansen / Matangi Quartet
Scandinavia - Grieg, Röntgen, Johansen / Matangi Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-08-09

Works: Edvard Grieg: Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 27; David Monrad Johansen: Quartet for Strings Op. 35; Julius Röntgen: Quartettino, for string quartet in A minor ("Bauener")
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Ensemble: Matangi Quartet
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Saint-Saëns: Complete Piano Trios / Altenberg Trio Wien
Saint-Saëns: Complete Piano Trios / Altenberg Trio Wien

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-01-04

Works: Camille Saint-Saëns: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no 1 in F major, Op. 18; Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no 2 in E minor, Op. 92
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Ensemble: Altenberg Trio Vienna

Since its debut at the 1994 Salzburg Mozart Week, the Altenberg Trio has enjoyed great success with performances in the United States, Canada and all...continue...
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