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Bad Tempered Consort / A Imagem da Melancolia
Bad Tempered Consort / A Imagem da Melancolia

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

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

A timeless approach to early music, with a special instrumental treatment of vocal parts that creates an almost "futuristic" experience....continue...
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Max Reger: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 107 & 49 / Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer
Max Reger: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 107 & 49 / Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Max Reger: Sonata for clarinet & piano no 3 in B flat major, Op. 107; Sonata for clarinet & piano no 1 in A flat major, Op. 49/1; Sonata for clarinet & piano no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 49/2
Performers: Eijsackers, Hans; van den Oudenwijer, Lars Wouters

This is probably the most ardent, spirited plea for the defense of Reger, to preserve his beautiful clarinet sonatas from condemnation to undeserved obscurity in...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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Schumann: Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Op. 105 & 121 / Roth, Gallardo
Schumann: Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Op. 105 & 121 / Roth, Gallardo

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Robert Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105; Liederkreis, Op. 39; Aus den Hebräischen Gesängen ("Mein Herz is...
Performers: Gallardo, Jose [Piano]; Roth, Linus

Inspired performances by a duo that has played together for almost 10 years. Linus Roth plays on the colorful, rich-sounding A. Stradivari "Dancla" 1703 violin....continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12, String Quintet Op. 18 / Matangi Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 12, String Quintet Op. 18 / Matangi Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12; Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18
Performers: Moergastel, Edith van
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Ensemble: Matangi Quartet

Youthful freshness seems the trademark of this ensemble - Matangi plays Mendelssohn like the ink on the scores is still wet!...continue...
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Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol 5 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol 5 / Ton Koopman

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13

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

The tenth part of Buxtehude's complete works, and the fifth and final part of the organ works, containing free and chorale-based compositions. This album also...continue...
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Jacob Obrecht: Missa de Sancto Donatiano / Wim Diepenhorst, Capella Pratensis
Jacob Obrecht: Missa de Sancto Donatiano / Wim Diepenhorst, Capella Pratensis

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-10-13


”This is one of the finest Obrecht masses in the catalogue, highly recommended, especially for the bonus DVD.”-Fanfare...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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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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CHL 72331
Mendelssohn: Six Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65 / Jos van der Kooy
Mendelssohn: Six Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65 / Jos van der Kooy

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Organ Sonatas (6), Op. 65
Performers: Kooy, Jos van der

There is no organ more apt to perform Mendelssohn's impressive sonatas than the Muller instrument of the St. Bavo in Haarlem - and no one...continue...
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CHL 72315
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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CHL 72316
A un Nino Llorando
A un Nino Llorando

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-08-25

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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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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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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: 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: Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079 / Ton Koopman, et al
Bach: Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079 / Ton Koopman, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-04-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Performers: Koopman, Ton; Mathot, Tini
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Bach: Triosonatas for Organ BWV 525-530 / Reine-Marie Verhagen, Tini Mathot
Bach: Triosonatas for Organ BWV 525-530 / Reine-Marie Verhagen, Tini Mathot

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-04-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata for Organ no 4 in E minor, BWV 528; Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529; Trio Sonata for Organ no 2 in C minor, BWV 526; Trio Sonata for Organ no 1 in E ...
Performers: Mathot, Tini; Verhagen, Reine-Marie

Authoritative chamber version of Bach's organ trio sonatas featuring top Dutch instrumentalists from the Koopman stables playing on period instruments by first-rate makers....continue...
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Krufft: Sonatas for bassoon and fortepiano / Wouter Verschuren, Kathryn Cok
Krufft: Sonatas for bassoon and fortepiano / Wouter Verschuren, Kathryn Cok

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-04-14

Works: Nikolaus Von Krufft: Sonata for piano with bassoon obbligato in F major; Grand Sonata for piano with bassoon accompaniment in B flat major, Op. 34
Performers: Cok, Kathryn; Verschuren, Wouter

World premiere recordings of wrongly forgotten pieces - one piece has never even been published in our time!...continue...
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Polish Piano Trios - Malawski, Meyer / Altenberg Trio Vienna
Polish Piano Trios - Malawski, Meyer / Altenberg Trio Vienna

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-02-10

Works: Artur Malawski: Trio for Piano and Strings in C sharp minor; Krysztof Meyer: Trio for violin, cello & piano, Op. 50
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Ensemble: Altenberg Trio Wien

The Altenberg Trio is today's most important piano trio, and their new disc features music from two remarkable 20th century Polish composers. A missing link...continue...
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Onslow: Violin Sonatas Op. 16 / Moderntimes_1800
Onslow: Violin Sonatas Op. 16 / Moderntimes_1800

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-02-10

Works: George Onslow: Sonatas (3) for cello/viola (or violin) & piano, Op. 16
Performers: Korol, Ilja; Zeilberger, Norbert
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Ensemble: Moderntimes_1800

Once again the choice of period instruments for neglected early romantic chamber music reveals its subtle quality that too often gets lost in performance on...continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 9 - Organ Works Vol 4 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 9 - Organ Works Vol 4 / Ton Koopman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-02-10

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

After the sublime rendering of the works that were composed before 1683 in meantone temperament and the progressive, bold, theatrical, and very personal style of...continue...
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Chansons d'amour / Ralph Rousseau, Hein Van de Geyn, Matangi String Quartet
Chansons d'amour / Ralph Rousseau, Hein Van de Geyn, Matangi String Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-01-27

Works: Michel Magne: Cent mille chansons; Louis de Caix d'Hervelois: Work(s); La Monguichet, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole, Livre 3); Jean Ferrat: La montagne; Marin Marais: Piè...
Performers: Geyn, Hein Van De; Rousseau, Ralph

This lyrical disc displays a wonderful melting pot of well known tunes from the early music repertoire, with popular 20th century French chansons - from...continue...
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CHL 72305
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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Kirvani Revisited
Kirvani Revisited

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-01-13

Works: Marion Von Tilzer: David and Batsheva, for piano & ensemble; Batsheva's Song, for piano & ensemble; Inner Bells, for piano & ensemble; Tante Lotte, for piano & ensemble; Kisagotami, overture for pian...
Performers: Alkan-Heymann, Liat; Chauvin, Julien [Violin]; Dijker, Heiko; Heymann, Rani; Horst, Sanne van der; Keizer, Joost; Von Tilzer, Marion; Wel, Jeroen van der

Marion von Tilzer manages to integrate Indian instruments and musical principles into her own style of composing in such an admirable, original way that it...continue...
Personnel: Marion Von Tilzer (piano); Liat Alkan-Heymann (soprano); Sanne Van Der Horst (violin, cello); Jeroen van der Wel, Lenneke van Staalen, Julien Chauvin (violin); Joost Keizer (viola); Rani H...continue...
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Stylems - Italian Music from the Trecento / Danilevski, Ensemble Syntagma, et al
Stylems - Italian Music from the Trecento / Danilevski, Ensemble Syntagma, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Anonymous, Italian: Che ti zova nasconder, ballata; Quando i oselli canta, madrígal; Pescando in aqua dolce, madrigal; O crudel donna, madrigal; Egidius: Alta serena luce, ballata; Mille merce...
Performers: Art, M.; Danilevski, Alexandre; Rongy, Anne
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Ensemble: Ensemble Syntagma

The Italian music of the 1300s is attractive for the inventiveness and often exquisite complexity of its melodies, all with a character of sensitive and...continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 8 - Organ Works Vol 3 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 8 - Organ Works Vol 3 / Ton Koopman

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G minor, BuxWV 149; Auf meinen lieben Gott, BuxWV 179; Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225; Prelude and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 140...
Performers: Koopman, Ton

This is the eighth part of a complete works series and the third part of the organ works, containing Buxtehude’s earlier works from before 1683....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: Funeral Cantatas BWV 198, 131 / Koopman, et al
Bach: Funeral Cantatas BWV 198, 131 / Koopman, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Trauer-Ode; Cantata no 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" BWV 131
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Larsson, Lisa; Mertens, Klaus; Mey, Guy de
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the seventh volume in a series of single CD excerpts of the most important cantatas from the highly praised series by Ton Koopman...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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Bach: Actus Tragicus, BWV 21 / Koopman, et al
Bach: Actus Tragicus, BWV 21 / Koopman, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-10-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18); Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21
Performers: Mertens, Klaus; Mey, Guy de; Schlick, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Featuring two of Bach's earliest cantatas, this CD is a perfect introduction to Koopman's impressive Complete Cantata Cycle as well as a splendid tenth volume...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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CHL 72246
Radolt: Lute Concertos, etc / Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria, et al
Radolt: Lute Concertos, etc / Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt: Lute Concerto in E minor; Aria for lute & ensemble in C major; Toccata for lute & ensemble in F major; Lute Concerto in F major; Lute Concerto in G major; Symphonia fo...
Performers: Hoffmann, Hubert; Letzbor, Gunar
Conductors: Letzbor, Gunar
Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria

This release contains newly discovered early music of great importance. The only surviving work of this composer is the most extensive source of Viennese lute...continue...
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CHL 72291
Bach: Solo Cantatas for Bass / Koopman, Mertens, et al
Bach: Solo Cantatas for Bass / Koopman, Mertens, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-06-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82; Cantata no 56, "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56; Cantata no 158, "Der Friede sei mit dir" BWV 158; Cantata no 203, "Amore tr...
Performers: Mertens, Klaus
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This is the fourth volume in a series of excerpts of the most significant cantatas from the series of Complete Cantatas by Koopman - A...continue...
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CHL 72283
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: 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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Sinfonias from the Enlightenment - Hasse, Graun, CPE Bach, etc / moderntimes_1800
Sinfonias from the Enlightenment - Hasse, Graun, CPE Bach, etc / moderntimes_1800

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-06-10

Works: Johann Adolf Hasse: Sinfonia in D major (for Alcide al bivo, festa teatrale), for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets; Johann Gottlieb Graun: Sinfonia in E flat major, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bas...

"(These) two discs survey some especially important, and unfamiliar, eighteenth century symphonies, including the jewels in this particular crown: two "new," never before recorded sinfonias...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: 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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CHL 72188
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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Bach: Organ Works Vol 9 / Jacques van Oortmerssen
Bach: Organ Works Vol 9 / Jacques van Oortmerssen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549; Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769; Fugue in C minor, BWV 575; Trio Sonata...
Performers: Oortmerssen, Jacques van

A well-chosen and thoroughly documented selection of Bach organ works, imaginatively performed on one of the most beautiful, historic church organs in the Netherlands....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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Remembrance - d' Épinal, de l' Escurel, etc / Alexandre and Emilia Danilevski, Ensemble Syntagma
Remembrance - d' Épinal, de l' Escurel, etc / Alexandre and Emilia Danilevski, Ensemble Syntagma

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-05-13

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

Contrary to many medieval music performances with very short pieces in a variety of settings and tempi, this CD contains pieces with an average length...continue...
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CHL 72190
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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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 6 - Harpsichord Works Vol 2 / Ton Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 6 - Harpsichord Works Vol 2 / Ton Koopman

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-04-08

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Aria and Variations (10) for Keyboard in C major, BuxWV 246; Suite for Harpsichord no 11 in E minor, BuxWV 236; Aria and Variations (3) for Harpsichord in A minor, BuxWV 249; Suit...
Performers: Koopman, Ton

This is the sixth volume of a complete works series, and the second part of Buxtehude's harpsichord works. One of these pieces (track 5) is...continue...
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From Toy Symphony to Peasant Wedding - Leopold & W.A. Mozart / Mathot, Koopman, et al
From Toy Symphony to Peasant Wedding - Leopold & W.A. Mozart / Mathot, Koopman, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-04-08

Works: Leopold Mozart: Divertimento in D major "Peasant Wedding"; Toy Symphony (Cassation), for toys, 2 oboes, 2 horns & strings in G major (formerly K. 63); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Gallimathias musicum, K...
Performers: Mathot, Tini
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

All these works have been recorded before, but never so well and never in this context, which reveals the roots of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A...continue...
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Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Korol, Grigorieva
Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Korol, Grigorieva

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-04-08

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
Performers: Grigorieva, Natalia; Korol, Ilja
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Ensemble: moderntimes_1800

It is a revelation to hear Brahms on this thoroughbred, sonorous Streicher Grand - with its richness in overtones, powerful bass, and clear and focused...continue...
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Otterloo: Symphonietta for Triple Woodwind & 4 Horns, etc
Otterloo: Symphonietta for Triple Woodwind & 4 Horns, etc

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-04-08

Works: Willem Van Otterloo: Symphonietta for winds; Suite for string orchestra; Intrada, for brass & percussion; Serenade for brass and percussion; Franz Schubert: Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 94...
Conductors: Hamel, Micha; Fischer, Thierry
Ensemble: ; Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra

These are rarely recorded compositions from a world-famous conductor. These beautiful orchestral works are in the style of Bartok and the composers of his time....continue...
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