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Benjamin Britten and Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Violin Concertos / Linus Roth, violin
Benjamin Britten and Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Violin Concertos / Linus Roth, violin

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-04-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15; Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 67
Performers: Roth, Linus
Conductors: Kütson, Mihkel
Ensemble: Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Since winning the ECHO Klassik Award for his EMI debut album in 2006, Linus Roth has made a name for himself as one of the...continue...
Recording information: Jesus Christus Kirche Berlin, Dahlem (08/26/2013-08/29/2013)....continue...
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Undercover Bach: Orchestral Suites & Concertos / Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra, Hamburg
Undercover Bach: Orchestral Suites & Concertos / Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra, Hamburg

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-02-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for keyboard in G minor, BWV 822 (BC L168); Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; Concerto for solo keyboard in G major, BWV Anh. 152 (doubtful); Overture in...
Conductors: Gross, Jurgen
Ensemble: Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg

The tradition of adapting other composers' works was a common convention in the early 18th century; adopting a piece by another composer was regarded as...continue...
Recording information: Emmaus-Church, Bremen-Gröpelingen (04/17/2013-04/21/2013)....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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Krossover: Opera Revisited / arrangements by Bob Zimmerman / Tania Kross, messo-soprano
Krossover: Opera Revisited / arrangements by Bob Zimmerman / Tania Kross, messo-soprano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-02-11

Works: Reyn Ouwehand: Mea culpa, for voice & orchestra; Golden leaves, for voice & orchestra; Martin Fondse: O mar, for voice & orchestra; Ruben Hein: Undyed, for voice & orchestra; The wedding night, for v...
Performers: Kross, Tania
Conductors: Hempel, Jurgen
Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

This new disc features opera music written by popular contemporary composers, performed by famous opera singer Tania Kross. Recorded with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (09/16/2013-09/20/2013)....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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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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Concertante: Virtuosic Wind Concertos of the 18th & 19th centuries / Sinfonietta Riga
Concertante: Virtuosic Wind Concertos of the 18th & 19th centuries / Sinfonietta Riga

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Conductors: Efland, Claus
Ensemble: Sinfonietta Riga

Wind concertos of the 18th and 19th centuries, which are particularly striking for their soloistic arrangements! All the pieces on this CD, with the exception...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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Ensemble: Osiris Trio

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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Ladies First!: Opera arias by Joseph Haydn / Lisa Larsson, soprano
Ladies First!: Opera arias by Joseph Haydn / Lisa Larsson, soprano

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

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Berenice, che fai, H 24a no 10; Armida, Hob. 28; L'anima del filosofo, Hob. 28; Arianna a Naxos ("Teseo mio ben"), cantata for soprano & keyboard, H. 26b/2; L'isola disabitata, Ho...
Performers: Koningsberger, Maarten; Larsson, Lisa
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

The operas of Joseph Haydn are far less known today than those of his contemporaries Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787) and Wolfgang Amadeus...continue...
Recording information: Singelkerk, Amsterdam (NL) (2012-01-10_2012-01-11&2012-)....continue...
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John Ruocco and Adrian Mears Meet the Würzburg Philharmonic
John Ruocco and Adrian Mears Meet the Würzburg Philharmonic

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Adrian Mears: The Ballad of a Bad Lady, for jazz ensemble & orchestra; Inside Looking Out, for jazz ensemble & orchestra; Impressions of Bohuslav Martinu, for jazz ensemble & orchestra; Jonathan Seer...
Performers: Hochstadter, Paul; Mears, Adrian; Pichl, Bernhard; Ruocco, John
Conductors: Seers, Jonathan

Recording information: Konzertsaal, Musikhochschule Würzburg (2010-03-18_2010-03-19&2011-)....continue...
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Tears: Harpsichord Laments from the Seventeenth Century - Works by Byrd, Froberger, Thomkins, Schildt / Ewald Demeyere: harpsichord
Tears: Harpsichord Laments from the Seventeenth Century - Works by Byrd, Froberger, Thomkins, Schildt / Ewald Demeyere: harpsichord

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

Works: William Byrd: Pavan & Galliard ("Lachrymae"), for keyboard (pavan by Dowland, Galliard by Harding; arr. by Byrd),; Johann Jacob Froberger: Fantasia (no 6), for keyboard in A minor, FbWV 206; Libro qu...
Performers: Demeyere, Ewald

Ewald Demeyere studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, where he obtained his master's degree for harpsichord in Jos van Immerseel's class. On completion of his...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (10/24/2012-10/25/2012)....continue...
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Franz Schreker (1878-1934): Der Schatzgraber, opera / Tijl Faveyts, Alasdair Elliott, André Morsch, Kurt Gysen
Franz Schreker (1878-1934): Der Schatzgraber, opera / Tijl Faveyts, Alasdair Elliott, André Morsch, Kurt Gysen

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

Conductors: Albrecht, Marc
Ensemble: Netherlands Opera Chorus; Netherlands Opera Orchestra

This thoroughly modern view of Die Schatzgräber is only the opera's second recording (the first was in 1989). Composed during World War I with the...continue...
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Haydn's Nature - String Quartets Op. 76/4 'Sunrise'; Op. 50/6 'The Frog'; Op. 33/3 'The Bird' / Mantangi Quartet
Haydn's Nature - String Quartets Op. 76/4 'Sunrise'; Op. 50/6 'The Frog'; Op. 33/3 'The Bird' / Mantangi Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings no 63 in B flat major ("Sunrise"), Op. 76/4, H. 3/78; Quartet for Strings no 41 in D major ("Frog"), Op. 50/6, H. 3/49; Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 3...
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Ensemble: Mantangi Quartet

The Mantangi Quartet gathers three string quartets by Haydn, musically interprets them with aspects of nature, and gives the pieces their own subtitles: "Sunrise," "The...continue...
Recording information: Lindensaal, Markkleeberg (DE) (08/26/2012-08/28/2012)....continue...
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CHL 72592
Around Barrios (1885-1944) / Enno Voorhorst: guitar
Around Barrios (1885-1944) / Enno Voorhorst: guitar

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12


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...
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CHL 72601
Illuminated Bass - Works & transcriptions for double bass by Schubert, Hindemith, Schumann, Bottesini / Olivier Thiery: bass; Sophie Labandibar: piano
Illuminated Bass - Works & transcriptions for double bass by Schubert, Hindemith, Schumann, Bottesini / Olivier Thiery: bass; Sophie Labandibar: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12


A stunning CD featuring special repertoire for an unusual instrument! Since August 2008 Olivier Thiery has been playing as a fixed member with the Royal...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

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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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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CHL SACD72612
 
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