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Biber: Passacaglia C. 105; Bartok: Sonata for solo violin Sz. 117; Berio: Sequenza VIII for violin;  Bach: Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 / Liza Ferschtman (violin)
Biber: Passacaglia C. 105; Bartok: Sonata for solo violin Sz. 117; Berio: Sequenza VIII for violin; Bach: Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 / Liza Ferschtman (violin)

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-07-08

Works: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor; Béla Bartók: Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117; Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIII, for violin; Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita...
Performers: Ferschtman, Liza

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Osiris Trio: 25
Osiris Trio: 25

5 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-03-11

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"; Frank Martin: Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes, for piano, violin & cello; Charles Ives: Trio, for violin, violo...
Performers: Boer, Harmen de; Riedijk, Charlotte
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Ensemble: Osiris Trio

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Osiris Trio, Challenge Classics is proud to present this magnificent five-CD box set featuring a cross-section of...continue...
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CHL 72615
Nostalgia and Humility
Nostalgia and Humility

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-03-11

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48; Hendrik Andriessen: Miroir de peine, for voice & piano; Toru Takemitsu: Nostalghia, for violin & strings
Performers: Burggraaf, Cora; Ferschtman, Liza
Conductors: Wiegers, Bas

The Netherlands Youth String Orchestra is the place to be for young talented string players. The orchestra's aim is to train young budding professionals, and...continue...
Recording information: Musiccenter from Broadcasting and Orgelpark....continue...
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Krossover: Opera Revisited / arrangements by Bob Zimmerman / Tania Kross, mezzo-soprano
Krossover: Opera Revisited / arrangements by Bob Zimmerman / Tania Kross, mezzo-soprano

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

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

This new disc features opera music written by popular contemporary composers, performed by famous opera singer Tania Kross. Recorded with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra conducted...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (09/16/2013-09/20/2013)....continue...
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Manfred Trojhan (b.1949): Orest, opera / Dietrich Henschel, Sarah Castle, Rosemary Joshua. Netherlands Opera, Albrecht
Manfred Trojhan (b.1949): Orest, opera / Dietrich Henschel, Sarah Castle, Rosemary Joshua. Netherlands Opera, Albrecht

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

Works: Manfred Trojahn: Orest, opera
Performers: Bjarnason, Finnur; Henschel, Dietrich
Conductors: Albrecht, Marc
Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Live recording of Manfred Trojahn's new opera Orest in its world premiere in Amsterdam! In this fine production, new chief conductor Marc Albrecht is firmly...continue...
Recording information: The Amsterdam Music Theatre (12/13/2011/12/16/2011)....continue...
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Illuminated Bass - Works & transcriptions for double bass by Schubert, Hindemith, Schumann, Bottesini / Olivier Thiery: bass; Sophie Labandibar: piano
Illuminated Bass - Works & transcriptions for double bass by Schubert, Hindemith, Schumann, Bottesini / Olivier Thiery: bass; Sophie Labandibar: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Franz Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821; Paul Hindemith: Sonata for double bass & piano; Robert Schumann: Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94; Giovanni Bottesini: Fantasia "La Son...
Performers: Labandibar, Sophie; Thierry, Olivier

A stunning CD featuring special repertoire for an unusual instrument! Since August 2008 Olivier Thiery has been playing as a fixed member with the Royal...continue...
Recording information: Lindensaal, Markkleeberg (DE) (03/11/2013-03/14/2013)....continue...
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John Ruocco and Adrian Mears Meet the Würzburg Philharmonic
John Ruocco and Adrian Mears Meet the Würzburg Philharmonic

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

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

Recording information: Konzertsaal, Musikhochschule Würzburg (2010-03-18_2010-03-19&2011-)....continue...
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Crossroads - A collection of works by Vernon Duke, Piazolla, Brahms, Keisler, Cole Porter et al. / Nedsym Lite
Crossroads - A collection of works by Vernon Duke, Piazolla, Brahms, Keisler, Cole Porter et al. / Nedsym Lite

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

Works: Romanian Traditional: Sirba, song; Hora ca la caval (Shepherd's Dance); Vernon Duke: Autumn in New York; Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin; Traditional: Blue Danube; Sholom Secunda: Bei mir bistu s...
Conductors: Nobel, Tim
Ensemble: NedSym Lite

A collection of works by Vernon Duke, Astor Piazolla, Johannes Brahms, Fritz Keisler, Cole Porter, and others.

NedSym Lite is the versatile, eclectic ensemble

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Recording information: Evangelisch Lutherse kerk, Haarlem, Holland (03/26/2013-03/28/2013)....continue...
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Robert Zuidam (b.1964): McGonagall-Lieder / Katrien Baerts, soprano; Piano duo Post & Mulder
Robert Zuidam (b.1964): McGonagall-Lieder / Katrien Baerts, soprano; Piano duo Post & Mulder

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-08-13

Works: Robert Zuidam: McGonagall-Lieder, for soprano, 2 pianos, 4 cellos, double bass & percussion
Performers: Baerts, Katrien [Soprano]; Hochscheid, Doris; Marijs, Joey [Percussion]; Meijer, Marjolein [Cello]; Mihailescu, Rares [Cello]; Smithuijsen, Pieter; Woudenberg, Hans
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble ; Post & Mulder

McGonagall-Lieder is a song cycle composed by Robert Zuidam with texts from the legendary William McGonagall, a poet from Scotland with a truly unshakeable faith...continue...
Recording information: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (05/10/2012-05/12/2012)....continue...
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Eric Vloeimans: Evensong - music for trumpet & orchestra / Eric Vloeimans: trumpet
Eric Vloeimans: Evensong - music for trumpet & orchestra / Eric Vloeimans: trumpet

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-07-09

Works: Eric Vloeimans: Evensong, for trumpet & orchestra; Lex, for trumpet & orchestra; Requiem, for trumpet & orchestra; Your Majesty, for trumpet & orchestra; Martin Fondse: Waterfront, for trumpet & orch...
Performers: Vloeimans, Eric
Conductors: Hempel, Jurgen
Ensemble: ; Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

This unique collaboration between renowned jazz trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and a full-scale classical orchestra premieres Vloeimans' very own trumpet concerto, "Evensong. " Together with...continue...
Recording information: Muziekcentrum Enschede (09/11/2012-09/14/2012)....continue...
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James MacMillan Series Vol. 2: Magnificat / Netherland Radio PO & Chorus
James MacMillan Series Vol. 2: Magnificat / Netherland Radio PO & Chorus

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-06-11

Works: James MacMillan: O, antiphon for chorus & orchestra; Tryst, for orchestra; Magnificat, for chorus & orchestra; Nunc dimittis, for chorus & orchestra
Conductors: MacMillan, James
Ensemble: ; Netherland Radio Choir

James MacMillan is one of today's most successful living composers, also internationally active as a conductor. His musical language is flooded with influences from his...continue...
Recording information: Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre (06/15/2011-06/16/2011)....continue...
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Prayers and Praise: Vocal Music by Alexander Raskatov (b.1953) / The Hilliard Ensemble. David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold, Gordon Jones
Prayers and Praise: Vocal Music by Alexander Raskatov (b.1953) / The Hilliard Ensemble. David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Steven Harrold, Gordon Jones

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-05-14

Works: Alexander Raskatov: Obikhod, for four male voices & string orchestra; Praise, for four male voices (& optional bells)
Conductors: Maratka, Krystof
Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble

This music was written for the Hilliard Ensemble, one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, and sets five liturgical texts from a number of...continue...
Recording information: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland (03/10/2011-03/14/2011)....continue...
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Ludovico Einaudi (b.1955): Nightbook / Hanna Devich, piano
Ludovico Einaudi (b.1955): Nightbook / Hanna Devich, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-05-14

Works: Ludovico Einaudi: In Principio, for piano & electronics; The Snow Prelude no 15, for piano; Rêverie, for piano, guitar, cello & vibraphone; The Crane Dance, for piano, guitar, cello & vibraphone...
Performers: Devich, Hanna

Pianist Hanna Devich (of the former Devich Trio) is going solo and absolutely loves it! Hanna is also a piano teacher, and when she was...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (07/19/2012-07/20/2012)....continue...
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Vladimir Genin: Seven Melodies for the Dial / Olga Domnina, piano
Vladimir Genin: Seven Melodies for the Dial / Olga Domnina, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Vladimir Genin: Seven Melodies for the Dial, cycle for piano
Performers: Domnina, Olga

A solo debut on Challenge Classics by a renowned Russian pianist! This is the world premiere recording of a piano cycle written in 2011 by...continue...
Recording information: Dinemec Studio, Gland, Switzerland (08/12/2011-08/16/2011)....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...
Recording information: Netherlands Broadcasting Music Centre....continue...
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Linkages - Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116; Schoenberg: Suite Op. 25; works by Wagner, Liszt / Martin Tchiba: piano
Linkages - Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116; Schoenberg: Suite Op. 25; works by Wagner, Liszt / Martin Tchiba: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Johannes Brahms: Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116; Richard Wagner: Albumblatt (In das Album Fürstin Metternich), for piano in C major, WWV 94; Franz Liszt: Nuages gris (Grey clouds); Helmut Lach...
Performers: Tchiba, Martin

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
The remaining works on the program are generally good, too. The Schoenberg Suite is more consistent, full of good...continue...
Recording information: Niederberg Forum, Velbert, Germany (10/07/2010-10/09/2010); Niederberg Forum, Velbert, Germany (11/15/2010-11/17/2010)....continue...
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Uptown/Downtown: An Urban Panorama in six movements / John Snijders, piano; Celso Antunes
Uptown/Downtown: An Urban Panorama in six movements / John Snijders, piano; Celso Antunes

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Richard Rijnvos: NYConcerto, for piano & chamber orchestra; Manhattan Square Dances, for 2 identical orchestras
Performers: Snijders, John
Conductors: Antunes, Celso
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

As Morton Feldman said, "The less ideas a composition has, the stronger it gets." This is Richard Rijnvos' beloved motto. With the utmost precision he...continue...
Recording information: Studio 5, Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum, The N....continue...
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String Trios from the East by Gubaidulina, Kancheli, Knaifel and Paiberdin / Goeyvaert String Trio
String Trios from the East by Gubaidulina, Kancheli, Knaifel and Paiberdin / Goeyvaert String Trio

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-05-08

Works: Sofia Gubaidulina: Trio, for violin, viola & cello; Oleg Paiberdin: Organum A-nn-A, for violin, viola & cello; Giya Kancheli: Time... and again (What I write is true, God knows that I am not lying. -...
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Ensemble: Goeyvaert String Trio

All of these works begin with very little: a note or two, something not far removed from silence, a seed that gives rise to an...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (06/20/2011-06/23/2011)....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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CHL 72534
ImproviSatie / Michael Gees, piano
ImproviSatie / Michael Gees, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Erik Satie: Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses; Gnossienne for piano no 5; Pièces froides; Gnossienne 1; Véritables Prélude Flasques (pour un chien); Descriptions automatiques; Gnossi...
Performers: Gees, Michael

Michael Gees is an acclaimed pianist and composer/improviser, best known for his collaborations with Christoph Prégardien. The duo was awarded the 2009 MIDEM Vocal Award...continue...
Recording information: FWL-Studios, Leipzig, Germany (10/11/2010-10/14/2010)....continue...
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Legend / Modern works for trumpet / Peter Masseurs
Legend / Modern works for trumpet / Peter Masseurs

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-02-08

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

The brand new release from the Turtle family features trumpet player Peter Masseurs and his closest musical friends. After a long career as solo trumpet...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios MOL, Belgium....continue...
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CHL 75537
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger - An Orchestral Tribute / De Waart
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger - An Orchestral Tribute / De Waart

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

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

Famous "orchestral builder" Edo de Waart presents new interpretations of Wagner's Die Meistersinger and Deux entreactes tragiques in beautiful arrangements by Henk de Vlieger....continue...
Recording information: MCO Studio 5, Hilversum, The Netherlands....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording CHL 72326
Mia Yrmana Fremosa: Medieval Woman's Songs Of Love
Mia Yrmana Fremosa: Medieval Woman's Songs Of Love

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

Works: Anonymous, Montpellier MS: Endurez, endurez les dous mas d'amer, motet; Trois serors sor rive mer, motet; Bele Aelis par matin se leva; Martin Codax: Cantigas (7) de Amigo, song cycle for voice and a...
Performers: Triphonia

Selections of 'women's songs' from the Middle Ages

On this recording, the listener is taken on a journey through the continental European tradition of so-called "women's...continue...
Recording information: St. Albertus Magnus Kirche, Berlin (2009-03-05_2009-03-07&2009-)....continue...
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Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3
Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-11-09

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

An outstanding musical journey into the realm of composer P¯eteris Vasks! His music is full of sorrow and pain, but always remains hopeful. The Navarra...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (07/18/2010-07/21/2010)....continue...
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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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Music for my Cello / Julius Berger
Music for my Cello / Julius Berger

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-09-14

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

Master cellist Julius Berger is well known for his mesmerizing performances of contemporary works....continue...
Recording information: Saal der Universität Augsburg (D)....continue...
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Candybox
Candybox

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-06-08

Works: Béla Bartók: Valse; Vladimír Godár: Concerto grosso per archi e cembalo; Karl Jenkins: Quartet for Strings no 2; Chiel Meijering: Caixa de Colços, for string quartet; Silvest...
Performers: Mikijanska, Zita

A luxurious anniversary candy box with various musical sweets! The music fits the players like a glove, and with it the group celebrates 10 years...continue...
Recording information: FWL Studios, Leipzig (G) (06/29/2009-07/03/2009)....continue...
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CHL 72353
Mauricio Kagel, Tristan Keuris: String Quartets
Mauricio Kagel, Tristan Keuris: String Quartets

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

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

The Lagos Ensemble worked very closely with Kagel on this unique CD; unfortunately, the composer passed away just before the record was finished, and could...continue...
Recording information: Hervormde Kerk Renswoude (08/28/2006-08/30/2006)....continue...
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CHL 75531
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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CHL 72333
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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CHL 72413
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
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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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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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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Hommage à Poulenc - Taffanel, Poulenc / Abbie De Quant
Hommage à Poulenc - Taffanel, Poulenc / Abbie De Quant

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-02-13

Works: Paul Taffanel: Paul Taffanel -Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino; Charles Koechlin: Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 52; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Bart Visman: Melodie, for flute & pian...
Performers: Malde, Elizabeth van; Quant, Abbie de

The most original program of twentieth-century music for fl ute and piano one could imagine, including several first recordings. Poulenc's genial sonata is the central...continue...
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Violent Viola / Esther Apituley
Violent Viola / Esther Apituley

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-09-12

Works: Zoltán Kodály: Adagio for violin (or viola or cello) & piano; Paul Hindemith: Sonata for solo viola, Op. 25/1; Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48; Johann Sebastian Bach...
Performers: Apituley, Esther; Tanaka, Rië
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Ensemble: Amsterdam Viola Quartet

The viola works on this CD span centuries, from Bach to Hindemith. They all stress the individual, often melancholic sound of the instrument. Currently only...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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Fugue in C of Dog / Aurelia Saxophone Quartet
Fugue in C of Dog / Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-01-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080; Perry Goldstein: Lessons of the Master, for saxophone quartet; Peter van Onna: Imbroglian Fugue, for saxophone quartet; Dimitri Nicolau: Fugue in C ...
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Ensemble: Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

Here is an interesting confrontation of traditional fugues of J.S. Bach with 15 new fugues. All the new fugues are dedicated explicitly to the Aurelia...continue...
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The Opus 18 Project - Beethoven / Brodsky Quartet
The Opus 18 Project - Beethoven / Brodsky Quartet

3 CD / Challenge Classics / 2003-02-04

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18/1; Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2; Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3; Quartet for Strings no 4 in C ...
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