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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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'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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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Complete Sonatas and works for violin & piano / Linus Roth: violin; José Gallardo: piano
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Complete Sonatas and works for violin & piano / Linus Roth: violin; José Gallardo: piano

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-07-09

Works: Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Sonata for violin & piano no 5 in G minor, Op. 53; Sonata for violin & piano no 4, Op. 39; Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, for violin & piano, Op. 47/3; Sonata for violin & piano n...
Performers: Gallardo, Jose [Piano]; Roth, Linus

In this very special project, Linus Roth and José Gallardo interpret Weinberg's sonatas and works for violin and piano in a complete a anthology for...continue...
Recording information: Motor Music Studio, Mechelen, Belgium (2013-01-09_2013-01-11&2013-)....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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Strings Attached - Brahms: Sonatas Opp. 120 nos 1 & 2; Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 / Arno Piters: clarinet
Strings Attached - Brahms: Sonatas Opp. 120 nos 1 & 2; Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 / Arno Piters: clarinet

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-04-09

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1; Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 120/2; Robert Schumann: Phantasiestücke (3) f...
Performers: Asberg, Marleen; Dirksen, Rob; Enzler, Benedikt; Iwata, Keiko [Violin]; Moergastel, Edith van; Piters, Arno [Clarinet]; van Rijn, Nienke [Violin]; Wijzenbeek, Judith
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Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra members

This new disc features three arrangements by Geert van Keulen of works by Schumann and Brahms, two of which were specially requested by clarinetist Arno...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (04/02/2012-04/04/2012)....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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Giuseppe Tartini: Sonatas for Solo Violin nos 4, 10, 14, 15 & 17 / Luigi De Filippi, violin
Giuseppe Tartini: Sonatas for Solo Violin nos 4, 10, 14, 15 & 17 / Luigi De Filippi, violin

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata for violin in D major, B. D2; Sonata for violin & continuo in C major, B. C1; Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat major, B. B1; Sonata for violin & continuo in G major, B....
Performers: Filippi, Luigi de

Giuseppe Tartini was a legend in his lifetime, and one of the most influential figures in the golden age of the baroque era. Through the...continue...
Recording information: Casa di Spiritualità S. Teresa - Padri Carmelitani Scal (06/2010)....continue...
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Dario Castello & Co: Venetian Sonatas for Winds and Strings from the 17th Century / Caecilia-Concert
Dario Castello & Co: Venetian Sonatas for Winds and Strings from the 17th Century / Caecilia-Concert

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Girolamo Frescobaldi: Fiori Musicali, no 29, Ricercar Cromaticho post il Credo, for keyboard; Dario Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2; Sonata for 2 instruments & continuo no 6 (Sonat...
Performers: Eike, Bjarte [Violin]; Lehtipuu, Aira Maria [Violin]; Savan, Jamie
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Ensemble: Caecilia-Concert

Recording information: Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands (11/30/2011-12/02/2011)....continue...
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James MacMillan: A Deep but Dazzling Darkness; Veni, Veni, Emmanuel / Colin Currie: percussion, Gordan Nikolic: violin
James MacMillan: A Deep but Dazzling Darkness; Veni, Veni, Emmanuel / Colin Currie: percussion, Gordan Nikolic: violin

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: James MacMillan: A Deep but Dazzling Darkness, for solo violin, ensemble & tape; I (A Meditation on Iona), for orchestra & percussion; Veni, Veni Emmanuel, concerto for percussion & orchestra
Performers: Currie, Colin; Nikolic, Gordan
Conductors: MacMillan, James
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic

Financial Times, July 2012
Veni, Veni gives the lie to the argument that percussion concertos are dependent on visual impact. MacMillan's is an aural blockbuster, and...continue...
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Bach: 6 Sonatas for harpsichord and violin / Ton Koopman: harpsichord; Catherine Manson: violin
Bach: 6 Sonatas for harpsichord and violin / Ton Koopman: harpsichord; Catherine Manson: violin

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 1 in B minor, BWV 1014; Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in A major, BWV 1015; Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV...
Performers: Koopman, Ton; Manson, Catherine

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Eminent Bach scholar Christoph Wolff wrote the liner notes for this superb release. Koopman and Manson are acutely aware...continue...
Recording information: Waalse kerk Amsterdam (11/2011/12/2011)....continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XV - Chamber Music, Vol. 3: Trio Sonatas Op. 2 / Ton Koopman, Catherine Manson, Paolo Pandolfo, Mike Fentross
Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XV - Chamber Music, Vol. 3: Trio Sonatas Op. 2 / Ton Koopman, Catherine Manson, Paolo Pandolfo, Mike Fentross

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Sonata for violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord in B flat major, Op. 2/1, BuxWV 259; Sonata for violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord in D major, Op. 2/2, BuxWV 260; Sonata for vio...
Performers: Fentross, Mike; Koopman, Ton; Manson, Catherine; Pandolfo, Paolo

The first recording of Buxtehude's complete works is steadily approaching completion; this is the final volume of the chamber music and all that remains are...continue...
Recording information: Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (12/2010/10/2011)....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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Oboe Passion: Arias & Concertos by J.S. Bach & Sons / Pauline and Nienke Oostenrijk, Jaap ter Linden
Oboe Passion: Arias & Concertos by J.S. Bach & Sons / Pauline and Nienke Oostenrijk, Jaap ter Linden

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84; Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32; Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248; Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1; Ich ...
Performers: Baudet, Remy; Franenberg, Robert; Have, Wim ten; Henstra, Siebe; Leenhouts, Paul; Oostenrijk, Nienke; Oostenrijk, Pauline; Polman, Franc; Steenhoven, Karel van; Swarts, Lucia
Conductors: ter Linden, Jaap [Cello]
Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta

A double CD featuring two sisters: Pauline & Nienke Oostenrijk! Pauline plays on both CDs: one featuring arias for soprano and oboe, and one featuring...continue...
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Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Gershwin: An American in Paris / Liza Ferschtman, violin
Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Gershwin: An American in Paris / Liza Ferschtman, violin

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53; George Gershwin: An American in Paris
Performers: Ferschtman, Liza
Conductors: Venzago, Mario
Ensemble: ; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam

Anton Dvorák's much loved Violin Concerto is performed on this new hybrid SACD by the outstanding young soloist Liza Ferschtman. The disc also includes George...continue...
Recording information: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (04/20/2011-04/22/2011)....continue...
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Italian Concertos & Sonatas
Italian Concertos & Sonatas

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-11-08

Works: Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto for cello & strings in C major; Concerto for cello & strings in C minor; Nicola Porpora: Concerto for cello & strings in A minor (previously attrib. to Nicola Fior...
Performers: Franenberg, Robert [Violin]; Henstra, Siebe; Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]; Swarts, Lucia; Van der Meer, Richte
Conductors: Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]

This three-disc set of superb 18th century Italian cello music features Boccherini, one of the most important composers for cellists. Lucia Swarts' passion for this...continue...
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Johann Joseph Fux: Partite a 3
Johann Joseph Fux: Partite a 3

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Johann Joseph Fux: Partita à 3 in B minor, K319; Sonata da chiesa, for 2 recorders (or flutes) & continuo, K. 320; Intrada in canone à 3 in G major, K321; Partita à 3 in D minor, K322;...
Performers: Korol, Ilia
Conductors: Letzbor, Gunar
Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria

A superb musical imagination is explored in the magnificent, in-depth interpretation of these works by the passionate and skillful musicians of Ars Antique Austria. Says...continue...
Recording information: Castello di Ivanka pri Dunaji, Slovacchia (04/15/2010-04/18/2010)....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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHL 72287
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; Durmuller, Jorg; Faultless, Margaret; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; ...
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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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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CHL 72196
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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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: 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; Durmuller, Jorg; Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Henry, Michel; Keavy, Stephen; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Rubens, Sibylla; ter L...
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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CHL 72285
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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CHL 72284
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; Pregardien, 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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CHL 72282
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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CHL 72293
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
Conductors:
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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CHL 72194
Kuijken Two Generations - Beethoven: Quartets
Kuijken Two Generations - Beethoven: Quartets

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-02-12

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky"; Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 29
Performers: Kuijken, Sara; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Kuijken, Veronica; Kuijken, Wieland [Cello, Viola da Gamba]; Thiers, Marleen

""What we shared was astonishment -- and joy," wrote violinist Sigiswald Kuijken in his introductory note to this disc... the "joy" referred to is immediately...continue...
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Buxtehude & Co - Theile, Krieger, etc: Sonatas
Buxtehude & Co - Theile, Krieger, etc: Sonatas

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-11-13

Works: Johann Philipp Krieger: Sonata for cornetto, violin, trombone, dulcian & continuo in F major; Matthias Weckmann: Sonata à 4, no 9; Sonata à 4, no 6; Sonata à 4, no 8; Sonata à 4, ...
Performers: Cok, Kathryn; Ferdinand, Annabelle; Russell, Fiona; Verschuren, Wouter; Woolf, Adam
Conductors:
Ensemble: Caecilia-Concert

A fine selection of 17th-century musical entertainment from the North German School, the most famous of whom was Dieterich Buxtehude. Issued in observance of the...continue...
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Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 5 - Vocal Works Vol 2 / Koopman
Buxtehude: Opera omnia Vol 5 - Vocal Works Vol 2 / Koopman

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-11-13

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Benedictam Dominum, for SSATB & SATB voices, 2 violins, violone, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, bombarde,; Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm, BuxWV 10; In dulci jubilo, for SSB voices, 2 ...
Performers: Faultless, Margaret; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Karasiak, Andreas; Mertens, Klaus; Pahn, Bettina; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

This double CD is the fifth volume in a set of Buxtehude’s complete works, and the second part of the vocal works, containing a mixed...continue...
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CHL 72244
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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CHL 72171
Sonatas & Variations - M. Danzi, W. Mozart /Lohmann, Schlepp
Sonatas & Variations - M. Danzi, W. Mozart /Lohmann, Schlepp

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-09-04

Works: Margarethe Danzi: Sonata for violin & piano in E flat major, Op. 1/1; Sonata for violin & piano in B flat major, Op. 1/2; Sonata for violin & piano in E major, Op. 1/3; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Varia...
Performers: Lohmann, Antoinette; Schlepp, Vaughan

Margarethe (Marchand) Danzi (1768-1800) was the wife of the well-known composer Franz Danzi, and a fine musician herself who was discounted as a composer due...continue...
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Schubert, Beethoven: Works for Piano & Violin / Ferschtman
Schubert, Beethoven: Works for Piano & Violin / Ferschtman

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-07-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 96; Franz Schubert: Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. 159; Sei mir gegrüsst, D 741/Op. 20 no 1
Performers: Barnatan, Inon; Ferschtman, Liza

An excellent, inventive coupling of two unexpected, closely related works from beloved composers in a well-considered, passionate performance by two young musicians. Violinist Liza Ferschtman,...continue...
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CHL 72174
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Violin Sonata / van Keulen
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Violin Sonata / van Keulen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-01-09

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134; Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]

A violinist and violist of the highest caliber, Isabelle van Keulen has an established reputation on the world's concert platforms; her engaging personality and extraordinary...continue...
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CHL 72071
Mozart: Violin Concertos / Leertouwer, La Borea Amsterdam
Mozart: Violin Concertos / Leertouwer, La Borea Amsterdam

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-01-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 1 in B flat major, K. 207; Concerto for Violin no 2 in D major, K. 211; Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K. 216; Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no ...
Performers: Leertouwer, Johannes
Conductors: Leertouwer, Johannes
Ensemble: La Borea Amsterdam

A definitive recording of Mozart's complete violin concertos performed on period instruments of the composer's era. Although they have stood for centuries now as among...continue...
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CHL 72155
Bach: Cantatas Vol 22 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir
Bach: Cantatas Vol 22 / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-11-14

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183); Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Cantata no 30, "Freue dich...
Performers: Bernardini, Alfredo; Durmuller, Jorg; Faultless, Margaret; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Jonathan Manson [Cello/Viola da gamba]; Mertens, Klaus; Piau, Sandrine; Pregardien, Christoph; Spreckelsen, ...
Conductors: Koopman, Ton
Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Maestro Ton Koopman was awarded the 2006 Bach Medal on the final day of this year's Leipzig Bach festival. Since founding the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra...continue...
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Arensky, Korngold / Escher Trio
Arensky, Korngold / Escher Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-07-11

Works: Anton Arensky: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Trio for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 1
Performers: Bal, Jeroen; Beek, Sonja van; Iersel, Johan van
Conductors:
Ensemble: Escher Trio

"The sound is exceptional: open and spacious, with the proverbial "air" around the instruments and front-to-rear depth as well, without making one feel that the...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording CHL 72407
 
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