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Young Hearts On Fire / Music for Strings by Korngold, Rossini & Mendelssohn
Young Hearts On Fire / Music for Strings by Korngold, Rossini & Mendelssohn

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony for Strings no 10 in B minor; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Sextet for strings in D, Op. 10; Gioachino Rossini: Sonata a quattro (String Symphony) no 6 in D major
Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Caméléon

Mozart was a great idol for all three of the composers featured here, and all three were compared to him. The disc features works from...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, The Netherlands Broadcasting Music Center, Hi (05/14/2010-05/21/2010)....continue...
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Brahms, Rheinberger: Clarinet Sonatas / Oudenweijer
Brahms, Rheinberger: Clarinet Sonatas / Oudenweijer

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-06-14

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120/2; Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1; Joseph Rheinberger: Sonata for clarinet & p...
Performers: Eijsackers, Hans; van den Oudenwijer, Lars Wouters

Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer is the top solo clarinetist in the Netherlands, known for his warm and powerful tone that is compelling and sensitive...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (06/28/2010-06/29/2010)....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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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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Brahms: Violin Sonatas
Brahms: Violin Sonatas

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-05-10

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108; Scherzo for Violin an...
Performers: Gallardo, Jose [Piano]; Roth, Linus

Linus Roth's playing combines an exceptional cultivated sound with technical brilliance, accompanied by musical intuition and a vast knowledge of different styles. This recording is...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, UK (07/21/2010-07/24/2010)....continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera Omnia, XIII - Vol. 2, Chamber Music
Buxtehude: Opera Omnia, XIII - Vol. 2, Chamber Music

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-05-10


The second volume of Buxtehude's chamber music presents some of his least known works, which makes it all the more interesting!...continue...
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Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59; String Quintet
Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59; String Quintet

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-05-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartets for Strings (3) ("Razumovsky"), Op. 59; Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 29
Performers: Thiers, Marleen
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Ensemble: Kuijken Ensemble

In this interpretation by the famous Kuijken family, the musicians play on modern instruments instead of period ones. The Kuijkens are advocates of authentic instrumentation,...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium....continue...
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W.A. Mozart: Sonatas for Four Hands / Kuijken Duo
W.A. Mozart: Sonatas for Four Hands / Kuijken Duo

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-04-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a); Sonata for piano, 4 hands in F major, K. 497; Sonata for piano, 4 hands in C major, K. 521

Marie and Veronica Kuijken play historical pianofortes for this recording of Mozart four-hand pieces. The instrument dictates, so to speak, what can and cannot be...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (12/14/2009-12/16/2009)....continue...
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The Unknown Beethoven
The Unknown Beethoven

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-03-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for cello & piano in E flat major (arr. of String Trio, Op. 3), Op. 64; Sonatina in C minor, WoO 43a; Adagio for piano & mandolin in E flat major, WoO 43/2; Sonatina in C...
Performers: Berger, Julius; Gallardo, Jose [Piano]

After in-depth studies, cellist Julius Berger came to the conclusion that the arrangement of the String Trio Op. 3 of 1794 was created and published...continue...
Recording information: Konzertsaal der Universität Augsburg (03/12/2010-03/14/2010)....continue...
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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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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 / Jan Willem de Vriend, Netherland SO
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 / Jan Willem de Vriend, Netherland SO

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-03-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Over the last 20 years, Dutch conductor Jan Willem de Vriend has, with enormous passion and enthusiasm, immersed himself in the life and work of...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands....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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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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Legend / Modern works for trumpet / Peter Masseurs
Legend / Modern works for trumpet / Peter Masseurs

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: George Enescu: Légende, for trumpet & piano; Jean Françaix: Sonatine for trumpet & piano in C major; Jan Koetsier: Duo giocoso, for trumpet & viola; André Jolivet: Concerto for Trumpet...

The brand new release from the Turtle family features trumpet player Peter Masseurs and his closest musical friends. After a long career as solo trumpet...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios MOL, Belgium....continue...
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Vivaldi: Concertos for Oboe, Strings & Basso Continuo
Vivaldi: Concertos for Oboe, Strings & Basso Continuo

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-01-11

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 463; Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 450; Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461; Concerto for strings & conti...
Performers: Oostenrijk, Pauline
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

A dedication to Pelegrina dall’ Obo· the most important female oboe player in Vivaldi’s time, and to all other female oboe players. In this heartfelt...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (NL) (06/09/2010-06/11/2010)....continue...
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Beethoven: Violin Concerto & Romances
Beethoven: Violin Concerto & Romances

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-01-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61; Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40; Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
Performers: Ferschtman, Liza; Prommel, Peter
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

A perfect match of orchestra, soloist, and conductor! Both Liza Ferschtman and Jan Willem de Vriend are becoming very well known worldwide. Liza’s last solo...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands....continue...
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Joseph Haydn: Organ Concertos / Koopman
Joseph Haydn: Organ Concertos / Koopman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-01-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Organ no 1 in C major, H 18 no 1; Concerto for Violin & keyboard in F major, H. 18/6; Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 2
Performers: Koopman, Ton; Manson, Catherine
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra are internationally renowned as specialists in the field of baroque and early classical music. Recently, Koopman won the...continue...
Recording information: Lutherse Kerk, Haarlem (NL) (09/2009)....continue...
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Con Chitarrone: Italian Sonatas From Early Renaissance to Baroque
Con Chitarrone: Italian Sonatas From Early Renaissance to Baroque

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-01-11

Works: Girolamo Frescobaldi: Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 16, Canzona Quarta in F major; Dario Castello: Sonata seconda, for 2 instruments & continuo no 2 in F major (Sona...
Performers: Leupold, Soren; Mijnders, Wouter; Stegeman, Eva
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Ensemble: Leupold Trio

“The Italian feeling,” they call it. The age of the architecture, the public squares, the light & romance of Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples. This...continue...
Recording information: Kirche Sengwardin, Germany (05/11/2010-05/14/2010)....continue...
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Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Peteris Vasks: Quartet for Strings no 3; Quartet for Strings no 2 "Sommer Gesänger"; Quartet for Strings no 1

An outstanding musical journey into the realm of composer P¯eteris Vasks! His music is full of sorrow and pain, but always remains hopeful. The Navarra...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (07/18/2010-07/21/2010)....continue...
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Richard Wagner Orchestral Adventure / De Waart
Richard Wagner Orchestral Adventure / De Waart

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde; Parsifal
Conductors: De Waart, Edo

After very successful concert tours featuring the orchestral adventures of Wagner operas-with arrangements by Henk de Vlieger-Edo de Waart and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic now...continue...
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Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger - An Orchestral Tribute / De Waart
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger - An Orchestral Tribute / De Waart

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Henk de Vlieger: Meistersinger, an orchestral tribute; Richard Wagner: Entreactes tragiques (2), for orchestra (fragments), WWV 25
Conductors: De Waart, Edo; Tausk, Otto

Famous "orchestral builder" Edo de Waart presents new interpretations of Wagner's Die Meistersinger and Deux entreactes tragiques in beautiful arrangements by Henk de Vlieger....continue...
Recording information: MCO Studio 5, Hilversum, The Netherlands....continue...
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Buxtehude: Complete Works 12 - Chamber Music 1
Buxtehude: Complete Works 12 - Chamber Music 1

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo in C major, BuxWV 266; Sonata for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in A minor, BuxWV 272; Sonata for viola da gamba, violone & con...
Performers: Fentross, Mike; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Koopman, Ton; Manson, Catherine; Rabinovich, David; Sticher, Christine

Recording information: Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam (02/2010)....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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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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Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 6
Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 6

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

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

A refreshing new recording of the Beethoven symphonies through the eyes of conductor Jan Willem de Vriend and his orchestra. De Vriend's name as a...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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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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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 97 & 98 / Ton Koopman
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 97 & 98 / Ton Koopman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-09-14

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98; Symphony no 97 in C major, H. 1/97
Conductors: Koopman, Ton

The first volume in the series of twelve London Symphonies of Joseph Haydn, recorded and released by Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Haydn...continue...
Recording information: Wallse Kerk, Amsterdam (09/2009)....continue...
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Music for my Cello / Julius Berger
Music for my Cello / Julius Berger

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-09-14

Works: Krysztof Meyer: Sonata for cello no 2, Op. 109; Bertold Hummel: Fantasia for cello no 1 in G major, Op. 77d; Fantasia for cello no 2 (In memoriam Pablo Casals), Op. 97a; Hermann Regner: Abendlieder, ...
Performers: Berger, Julius

Master cellist Julius Berger is well known for his mesmerizing performances of contemporary works....continue...
Recording information: Saal der Universität Augsburg (D)....continue...
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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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The Mystery of Sign. Mouthon: 10 Concerti a 5
The Mystery of Sign. Mouthon: 10 Concerti a 5

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-05-11

Works: Charles Mouton: Concerto à 5 no 1 in B major (attrib.); Concerto à 5 no 2 in F major (attrib.); Concerto à 5 no 3 in D major (attrib.); Concerto à 5 no 4 in G major (attrib.); Con...
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Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria

It is not certain whether the lutenist Mouton and the composer Mouthon were the same person. What we do know is that this relatively unknown...continue...
Recording information: Ivanka pri Dunaji, castle, Slovakia (04/23/2009-04/26/2009)....continue...
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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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Ginastera, Kabelevsky, Senderovas: Works for Violoncello and Piano
Ginastera, Kabelevsky, Senderovas: Works for Violoncello and Piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-05-11

Works: Anatolijus Senderovas: Two Songs of Shulamith, for cello & piano; Dmitry Kabalevsky: Sonata for cello & piano in B flat major, Op. 71; Alberto Ginastera: Sonata for Cello Op. 49; Canciones (2), Op. 3
Performers: Lovato, Federico; Ocic, Jelena [Cello]

The debut recording on Challenge Classics from a young Croatian cellist who is well on her way to international acclaim! Energetic, poetic, and virtuosic, her...continue...
Recording information: Teatro Ventidio Basso, Ascoli Piceno, Italy (09/16/2009-09/17/2009)....continue...
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Chopin: Piano Works / Alexei Volodin
Chopin: Piano Works / Alexei Volodin

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-05-11

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29; Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36; Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51; Fan...
Performers: Volodin, Alexei

An internationally known pianist who plays all over the world, Alexei Volodin has won prizes at various international competitions. In 2003 he won the First...continue...
Recording information: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1, München (D) (09/24/2009-09/26/2009)....continue...
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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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J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion

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


Bach's St. Matthew Passion in a controversial performance! This recording features a "thinned out" choir, with the soloists singing the choir parts, and so the...continue...
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

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

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Marche slave, Op. 31
Conductors: Sado, Yutaka

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin plays a precise, darkly shimmering rendering of Tchaikovsky that resonates with an even balance of drama and finesse. In 1987, Yutaka...continue...
Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (D) (05/13/2008-05/15/2008)....continue...
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Musicalische Frühlings-Früchte
Musicalische Frühlings-Früchte

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-03-09

Works: Dietrich Becker: Sonata and Suite in G major, for ensemble; Sonata in G major, for ensemble; Christian Flor: Suite for harpsichord in D minor; Suite for harpsichord in C major; Suite for harpsichord ...
Performers: Boysen, Jorn
Conductors: Boysen, Jörn
Ensemble: Musica Poetica

The program on this CD concentrates on suites composed by relatively unknown composers from the north of Germany, and includes six world premiere recordings from...continue...
Recording information: Onder de Linden, Valthermond NL (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)....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...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)....continue...
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Haydn: Divertimenti
Haydn: Divertimenti

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-02-09

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Divertimento for Baryton, 2 Horns and Strings in G major, H 10 no 12; Divertimento for 2 horns, baryton, viola & bass in D major, H. 10/10; Divertimento a 8, for baryton, 2 violin...
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Ensemble: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Four of the lesser-known baritone works by Joseph Haydn, performed by the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam under the direction of Jan Willem de Vriend (also chief...continue...
Recording information: Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam (Eglise Wallone, Amsterdam) (01/13/2009-01/15/2009)....continue...
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Schmelzer & Co: Music At The Habsburg Court
Schmelzer & Co: Music At The Habsburg Court

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-02-09

Works: Massimiliano Neri: Sonata à 5 no 6; Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata à 2; Sonata à 3 in A major "Lanterley"; Sonata à 3; Sonata ("La Carolietta"); Marco Antonio Ferro: Sonata ...
Performers: Cok, Kathryn; Dickey, Bruce; Eike, Bjarte [Violin]; Hugosson, Antina [Violin]; Verschuren, Wouter; Woolf, Adam
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Ensemble: Caecilia-Concert

A highly interesting CD of wonderful music from an important period in time, when the House of Habsburg contributed to the flourishing of music by...continue...
Recording information: Laurentiuskerk, Mijnsheerenland (NL) (01/15/2009-01/17/2009)....continue...
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Karl Kohaut: Haydn's Lute Player
Karl Kohaut: Haydn's Lute Player

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-02-09

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata a 3 for lute, violin & bass insturment in F major, H. 4/F2 (probably spurious); Karl Ignatz Kohaut: Divertimento in B-flat Major; Concerto for contrabass, 2 violins & basso...
Performers: Letzbor, Gunar
Conductors: Letzbor, Gunar
Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria

Ars Antiqua Austria brings a fairly unknown composer back into the spotlight: Karl Kohaut, who lived in the time of Mozart and Haydn. This disc...continue...
Recording information: Ivanka pri Dunaji, castle, Slovakia (03/26/2008-03/29/2008)....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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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...
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Mauricio Kagel, Tristan Keuris: String Quartets
Mauricio Kagel, Tristan Keuris: String Quartets

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

Works: Mauricio Kagel: Quartet for Strings no 4; Tristan Keuris: Quartet for Strings no 1
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Ensemble: Lagos Ensemble

The Lagos Ensemble worked very closely with Kagel on this unique CD; unfortunately, the composer passed away just before the record was finished, and could...continue...
Recording information: Hervormde Kerk Renswoude (08/28/2006-08/30/2006)....continue...
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Johann Gottlieb Graun: Concertos for Strings / Korol, Moderntimes Ensemble
Johann Gottlieb Graun: Concertos for Strings / Korol, Moderntimes Ensemble

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Johann Gottlieb Graun: Concerto for solo violin, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in C minor, GraunWV C; Concerto for 2 solo violins, 2 horns, strings, (2 oboes) & continuo in G major, GraunWV C; Concerto...
Performers: Batori, Piroska; Korol, Ilja
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Ensemble: moderntimes_1800

Rarely recorded repertoire essential to the history of the violin concerto, performed on authentic instruments. moderntimes_1800 recreates this music, in its original context, without a...continue...
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Niccolo Paganini: Violin Concertos no 1 & 2 / Jan Willem de Vriend, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, et al
Niccolo Paganini: Violin Concertos no 1 & 2 / Jan Willem de Vriend, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Niccolò Paganini: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6; Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella"; Gioachino Rossini: Matilde (di) Shabran, opera
Performers: Koelman, Rudolf
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

The two most popular violin concertos of Paganini, aptly linked by a Rossini overture. Virtuoso violinist Rudolf Koelman is the former leader of Amsterdam's Royal...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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Batalha: Iberian Organ Music / Ton Koopman
Batalha: Iberian Organ Music / Ton Koopman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Antonio Correa Braga: Battalla in the 6th Key; Pablo Bruna: Tiento sobre la tetania de la Virgen; Antonio Carreira: Cançao a quatro glosada; Juan Cabanilles: Tiento Lleno 2nd tono; Corrente It...
Performers: Koopman, Ton

Renowned early music specialist Ton Koopman plays unusual repertoire with audible pleasure on an unusual Belgian Spanish organ. For anyone who dislikes church music -...continue...
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Gambomania / Ralph Rousseau
Gambomania / Ralph Rousseau

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-11-10

Works: Tobias Hume: My Mistresse hath a Pritty Thing (from The First Part of Ayres); A Question (Musical Humors, 25); An Answere (Musical Humors, 26); Now I come, for viola da gamba (from The First Part of ...
Performers: Rousseau, Ralph

The most representative survey of the evolution of music for the bass viol, from its beginnings to its extinction when the Viennese classic style emerged....continue...
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