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

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

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

The operas of Joseph Haydn are far less known today than those of his contemporaries Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787) and Wolfgang Amadeus...continue...
Recording information: Singelkerk, Amsterdam (NL) (2012-01-10_2012-01-11&2012-)....continue...
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Haydn's Nature - String Quartets Op. 76/4 'Sunrise'; Op. 50/6 'The Frog'; Op. 33/3 'The Bird' / Mantangi Quartet
Haydn's Nature - String Quartets Op. 76/4 'Sunrise'; Op. 50/6 'The Frog'; Op. 33/3 'The Bird' / Mantangi Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

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

The Mantangi Quartet gathers three string quartets by Haydn, musically interprets them with aspects of nature, and gives the pieces their own subtitles: "Sunrise," "The...continue...
Recording information: Lindensaal, Markkleeberg (DE) (08/26/2012-08/28/2012)....continue...
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W.A. Mozart: Betulia Liberata K.118 / Margot Oitzinger, Christian Zenker, Markus Volpert, et al
W.A. Mozart: Betulia Liberata K.118 / Margot Oitzinger, Christian Zenker, Markus Volpert, et al

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

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Betulia liberata, K 118 (74c)
Conductors: Gaigg, Michi
Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

Mozart's least-known stage work, played on period instruments! All of the soloists specialize in historical performance practice; since its foundation in 1996 at the Anton...continue...
Recording information: Stiftskirche Waldhausen, Upper Austria (08/06/2012-08/09/2012)....continue...
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Oscillations: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas nos 6 & 10; Stravinsky: 11 Bagatelles, Op. 119; Sonata et al. / Einav Yarden: piano
Oscillations: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas nos 6 & 10; Stravinsky: 11 Bagatelles, Op. 119; Sonata et al. / Einav Yarden: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-08-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2; Bagatelles (11) for piano, Op. 119; Igor Stravinsky: Sonata for piano; Easy Pieces...
Performers: Yarden, Einav

In this unusual pairing, pianist Einav Yarden juxtaposes two composers who are rarely named in one breath: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) and Igor...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (2013-10-23_2013-10-24&2013-)....continue...
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Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Archduke Trio, Op. 97 / Storioni Trio; Netherland SO, de Vriend
Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Archduke Trio, Op. 97 / Storioni Trio; Netherland SO, de Vriend

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-05-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"; Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.;
Ensemble: Storioni Trio

The Storioni Trio has established itself as one of the leading Dutch chamber music ensembles, having performed at Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, and...continue...
Recording information: Evangelical Luthern Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands (07/02/2012-07/03/2012); Muziekcentrum Enschede (07/02/2012-07/03/2012); Evangelical Luthern Church, Haarlem, The Netherland...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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Christoph Graupner: 2 Sonatas for chalumeaux & various instruments; Violin Concerto; Overtures / Gunar Letzbor, violin
Christoph Graupner: 2 Sonatas for chalumeaux & various instruments; Violin Concerto; Overtures / Gunar Letzbor, violin

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Christoph Graupner: Concerto for 2 chalumeaux, 2 violins, viola & harpsichord in C major, GWV 303; Sonata for violin & harpsichord in G minor, GWV 709; Overture for 3 chalumeaux, 2 violins, viola & h...
Conductors: Letzbor, Gunar
Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria

The chalumeaux is in the spotlight on this new album from Ars Antiqua Austria, with music by Austrian composer Christoph Graupner, considered one of the...continue...
Recording information: Stiftskirche St. Florian, Linz, Austria (11/10/2011-11/13/2011)....continue...
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Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ / Susanne Kelling, mezzo-soprano; Henschel Quartett
Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ / Susanne Kelling, mezzo-soprano; Henschel Quartett

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Seven last words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51/H 3 no 50-56
Performers: Kelling, Susanne
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Ensemble: Henschel Quartett

The Seven Last Words of Christ, in a new version by Spanish Royal Court composer José Peris, for string quartet and mezzo soprano! When the...continue...
Recording information: August-Everding-Saal, Grünwald, Germany (01/17/2012-01/19/2012)....continue...
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Vinum et Musica - Songs & dances from Nuremberg sources (15th & 16th century) / Dominique Visse, alto
Vinum et Musica - Songs & dances from Nuremberg sources (15th & 16th century) / Dominique Visse, alto

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Anonymous: Fanfare; Basse Danse Aliot Nouvelle; Hymnus in vitam S. Sebaldi à 3; Passamezzo; Robert Morton: L'Homme Armé for winds; Arnold von Bruck: Fortitudo Dei regnantis à 6; So tri...
Conductors: Bauml, Katharina
Ensemble: Capella de la Torre

Dominique Visse and the Capella de la Torre embark on a musical tour through Nuremberg, taking us back to an epoch around 1500, a date...continue...
Recording information: Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany (08/16/2010-08/19/2010)....continue...
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Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Netherlands SO - Jan Willem De Vriend
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Netherlands SO - Jan Willem De Vriend

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

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"; Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21; Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Symphony no 7 in A major,...
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Netherland Symphony Orchestra

Over the past few years, Jan Willem de Vriend and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have made CD recordings of all the symphonies of Ludwig van...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (NL)....continue...
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Amstel Tracks NOW!: works by Bach, Brahms, Barber, Ravel, Barber, et al / The Amstel Saxophone Quartet
Amstel Tracks NOW!: works by Bach, Brahms, Barber, Ravel, Barber, et al / The Amstel Saxophone Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659; Guillermo Lago: Ciudades, for saxophone quartet; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Michael Nyman: Quartet for Strings no...
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Ensemble: Amstel Quartet

The most colorful saxophone quartet in the world! Old music, new music, popular music, world music - anything goes with Remco Jak, Olivier Sliepen, Bas...continue...
Recording information: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem (09/27/2011-09/30/2011)....continue...
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Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Vol. 5: Symphony No. 9 / Jan Willem de Vriend
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Vol. 5: Symphony No. 9 / Jan Willem de Vriend

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-04-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

The final CD in the complete Beethoven Symphonies series performed by Jan Willem de Vriend and his Netherlands Symphony Orchestra....continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, NL (2011-07-12_2011-07-14&2011-)....continue...
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Beethoven: Complete Symphonies Vol. 4 - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 / de Vriend
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies Vol. 4 - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 / de Vriend

3 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.
Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

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...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (NL)....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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18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music: Boutmy, Raick, De Boeck, Staes et al. / Ewald Demeyere, harpsichord
18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music: Boutmy, Raick, De Boeck, Staes et al. / Ewald Demeyere, harpsichord

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

Works: Josse: Suite for harpsichord no 6 in G minor (from Troisième Livre de Pièces); Anonymous, Flemish: Andante (from; Legrement (from; Glockenspiel (from; Arieta un poco Allegro (from; Air 3te ...
Performers: Demeyere, Ewald

Highly regarded harpsichordist Ewald Demeyer performs a selection of rarely heard 18th century Flemish solo pieces by some of the lesser known composers of the...continue...
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Kreutzer Sonata and Other Works for Cello & Piano / Jelena Ocic, Federico Lovato
Kreutzer Sonata and Other Works for Cello & Piano / Jelena Ocic, Federico Lovato

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Ignaz Moscheles: 5 studies in melodic counterpoint, Op. 137a (preludes from Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" with c; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreut...
Performers: Lovato, Federico; Ocic, Jelena [Cello]

The young Croatian cellist Jelena Ocic has been singled out as one of the most gifted of her generation. On this CD she is accompanied...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (01/04/2011-01/08/2011)....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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Beethoven:  Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-11-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
Conductors: de Vriend, Jan W.

In the third part in this Beethoven series, we hear Symphonies 7 & 8 in an interpretation by Jan Willem de Vriend and his Netherlands...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (NL)....continue...
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Beethoven, Krufft: Sonatas for Horn & Piano / Anneke Scott, horn; Kathryn Cok, piano
Beethoven, Krufft: Sonatas for Horn & Piano / Anneke Scott, horn; Kathryn Cok, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Nikolaus Von Krufft: Sonata for horn & piano in E major; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17; Franz Joseph Haydn: "Rider" quartet; Maximilian Joseph Leidesdorf: Sonata ...
Performers: Cok, Kathryn; Scott, Anneke [Horn]

An extraordinary collection of 19th-century works for horn and fortepiano! The brilliant tone and superb virtuosity of the famous Anneke Scott and the refined, balanced...continue...
Recording information: Balletica Studios, Covent Garden, London (11/20/2007-11/23/2007)....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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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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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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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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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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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...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (NL)....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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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; Pregardien, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Special Arrangements - Shostakovich, etc
Special Arrangements - Shostakovich, etc

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-02-12

Works: Astor Piazzolla: La muerte del Angel; Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings in F major, Hess 34/Op. 14 no 1; Dmitry Shostakovich: Adagio and Allegretto (Elegy and Polka), for string quartet; Anto...

A performance by one of Holland's leading string quartets, this CD is a valuable addition to any collection. Very few connoisseurs are familiar with these...continue...
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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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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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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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Live at the St. Bavo / Jacques van Oortmerssen
Live at the St. Bavo / Jacques van Oortmerssen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue for Organ in D major, BWV 532; Wir glauben all an einen Gott (IV), chorale prelude for organ (by J. L. Krebs, not JSB), BWV 740; Felix Mendelssohn: Sonatas (6...
Performers: Oortmerssen, Jacques van

Born in 1950, Jacques van Oortmerssen has been a professor of organ at universities in Amsterdam, Goteborg, Lyon, and Helsinki, and has been a guest...continue...
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Première - Schubert, Haydn, Dvorák / Matangi Quartet
Première - Schubert, Haydn, Dvorák / Matangi Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Franz Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz"; Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 20 no 4/H 3 no 34; Antonin Dvorák: Quartet for Strin...

The fresh young Matangi Quartet from Holland has played together since 1999, going so far as to all live in the same building along with...continue...
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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet / Kuijken String Quartet
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet / Kuijken String Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-10-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Quintet for Horn and Strings in E flat major, K 407 (386c); Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b)
Performers: Beaugiraud, Patrick; Coppola, Lorenzo; Fernandez, Francois; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Kuijken, Wieland [Cello, Viola da Gamba]; Madeuf, Pierre-Yves; Thiers, Marleen

"These are performances to evoke an ideal vision of 18th century chamber music-making: friends playing together for mutual enjoyment, souding spontaneous and unaffected. The recording,...continue...
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Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen - Baroque Organ Music
Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen - Baroque Organ Music

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-10-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue for Organ in C major, BWV 547; An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653; Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend', BWV 655; Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657;...
Performers: Bonsakesen, Per Fredtjov
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J.M. Kraus: Sonatas and Trio / Schlepp, Lohmann, Wakelkamp
J.M. Kraus: Sonatas and Trio / Schlepp, Lohmann, Wakelkamp

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2005-10-11

Works: Joseph Martin Kraus: Sonata for piano & violin in D major; Sonata for piano & violin in C major; Sonata for Piano in E flat major, Vb. 195; Sonata for piano & violin in E flat major; Sonata for violi...
Performers: Lohmann, Antoinette; Schlepp, Vaughan; Wakelkamp, Frank

The Swedish composer Joseph Martin Kraus, an almost exact contemporary of Mozart, has been overshadowed by the latter for 200 years, but recently his large...continue...
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Arie Antiche - Scarlatti, Caccini, et al / Margiono Quintet
Arie Antiche - Scarlatti, Caccini, et al / Margiono Quintet

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2004-10-05

Works: Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Pirro e Demetrio; La donna ancora è fedele; Il Pompeo; Vincenzo Ciampi: Tre giorni son che Nina; Antonio Lotti: Arminio; Louis Niedermeyer: Pietà, Signore; Giul...
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Ensemble: Margiono Quintet
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