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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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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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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...
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Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1-8
Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1-8

3 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-03-11

Works: Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphony no 1 ("Essay for a Requiem"); Symphony no 2 "Adagio"; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 4 for string orchestra; Symphony no 5; Symphony no 6; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 8
Conductors: Stenz, Markus; Gaffigan, James; Schoenwandt, Michael; Poppen, Christoph; Vänskä, Osmo; Metzmacher, Ingo

One of the most characteristic features of Hartmann's work is the way in which he forges sometimes extremely contrasting stylistic elements and techniques from various...continue...
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Arnold Schonberg: Verklarte Nacht; Karl Wegel (1881-1949): Piano Trio / Osiris Trio
Arnold Schonberg: Verklarte Nacht; Karl Wegel (1881-1949): Piano Trio / Osiris Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2014-01-14

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4; Karl Ignaz Weigl: Piano Trio
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Ensemble: Osiris Trio

This new release from the award-winning Osiris Trio features Schonberg's masterpiece "Verklarte Nacht" in a seldom-recorded arrangement by Eduard Steuermann, combined with a lesser-known piano...continue...
Recording information: MotorMusic Studios, Mechelen, Belgium (2013-06-30&2013-07-01_2013-)....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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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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Around Barrios (1885-1944) / Enno Voorhorst: guitar
Around Barrios (1885-1944) / Enno Voorhorst: guitar

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-11-12

Works: Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelúdio, for guitar no 5 in D major, A. 419/5; Estudio, for guitar no 5 in C major, A. 235/5; Gavota-choro, for piano (Marquesa de Santos no 2), A. 396/2; Julio Salvador Sag...
Performers: Voorhorst, Enno

Dutch guitarist Enno Voorhorst's debut on Challenge Classics features a seldom-recorded selection of beautiful guitar pieces. In 1987 Enno won First Prize at the International...continue...
Recording information: Kapucijnen Abbey, Velp (NL) (12/03/2011-12/04/2011)....continue...
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CHL 72601
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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CHL 71129
Schone Welt, wo bist Du? Songs by Berg, Mahler, R. Strauss, Schubert, Wolf, Schoenberg, Kilpinen / Julia Kleiter, soprano; Michael Gees, piano
Schone Welt, wo bist Du? Songs by Berg, Mahler, R. Strauss, Schubert, Wolf, Schoenberg, Kilpinen / Julia Kleiter, soprano; Michael Gees, piano

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

Works: Richard Strauss: Lieder (8), Op. 49; Lieder (4), Op. 27; September ("Der Garten trauert, kühl sinkt in die Blumen der Regen"), song for soprano & orchestra,; Alban Berg: Early Songs (7); Gustav ...
Performers: Gees, Michael; Kleiter, Julia

A program based on Berg's "Seven Early Songs" combined with romantic and contemporary music by Mahler, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Wolf, Schoenberg, and Kilpinen.

Julia Kleiter's

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Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (11/05/2012-11/09/2012)....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 [Piano]

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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Hungarian Horizon - Music by Zoltan Kodály & Bela Bartók / Valentina Tóth: piano
Hungarian Horizon - Music by Zoltan Kodály & Bela Bartók / Valentina Tóth: piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2013-07-09

Works: Béla Bartók: Bagatelles (14) for Piano, Op. 6/Sz 38; Hungarian folksongs (3) from the Csik district, Sz 35a; Zoltán Kodály: Pieces (7) for piano, Op. 11; Dances of Marosszék ...
Performers: Toth, Valentina

The outstanding debut recording of talented 18-year-old Dutch pianist Valentina Tóth, first prizewinner in the 2009 Princess Christina Piano Competition in the Netherlands! Because of...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany (07/2012/01/2013)....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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CHL 72567
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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Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Shostakovich: Piano Trio no 2, Op. 67 / Trio Mondrian
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor; Shostakovich: Piano Trio no 2, Op. 67 / Trio Mondrian

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Maurice Ravel: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor; Dmitry Shostakovich: Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
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Ensemble: Trio Mondrian

Trio Mondrian is one of the outstanding young ensembles helped by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust to develop and sustain an international career. With this new CD,...continue...
Recording information: Siemens-Villa, Berlin (08/10/2011-08/12/2011)....continue...
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Britten: War Requiem / Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Stone, Jaap van Zweden
Britten: War Requiem / Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Stone, Jaap van Zweden

2 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66
Performers: Dobraceva, Evelina; Griffey, Anthony Dean; Stone, Mark [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Leeuw, Reinbert de; Zweden, Jaap van
Ensemble: Netherlands Radio Choir; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

In May 2011, a memorable concert of Britten's profound, impressive musical protest to war took place. The world-class performance was recorded on Challenge Classics with...continue...
Recording information: Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn (05/28/2010)....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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CHL 72542
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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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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CHL 72530
Bottom's Dream: Guitar Duos by Lieske, Mingus, Piazzolla / Lieske Spindler, guitars
Bottom's Dream: Guitar Duos by Lieske, Mingus, Piazzolla / Lieske Spindler, guitars

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Wulfin Lieske: Bottom's Dream, for 2 guitars; Charles Mingus: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Astor Piazzolla: Tango Suite for 2 guitars
Performers: Lieske Spindler Guitars

Wulfin Lieske is among the leading international musical personalities in his field, opening up completely new insights into traditional guitar music. His duo partner in...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (09/19/2010-09/23/2010)....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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Der Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler / Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Der Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler / Christoph Prégardien, tenor

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: Robert Schumann: Frühlingsfahrt ("Es zogen zwei rüst'ge Gesellen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/2; Waldszenen no 1 ("Eintritt"), for piano, Op. 82/1; In der Fremde ("Ich hör' die B&...
Conductors: Prégardien, Christoph
Ensemble: Ensemble Kontraste

Christoph Prégardien's newest CD features songs by Schumann, Killmayer, and Mahler, arranged for chamber ensemble by Marcus Reißenberger. Well-known works have a fresh glow, and...continue...
Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol (Belgium) (09/14/2010-09/18/2010)....continue...
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Young Hearts On Fire / Music for Strings by Korngold, Rossini & Mendelssohn
Young Hearts On Fire / Music for Strings by Korngold, Rossini & Mendelssohn

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-09-13

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

Mozart was a great idol for all three of the composers featured here, and all three were compared to him. The disc features works from...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, The Netherlands Broadcasting Music Center, Hi (05/14/2010-05/21/2010)....continue...
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CHL 72368
Miroirs: Piano Works by Schumann, Ravel & Scriabin / Alexei Volodin, piano
Miroirs: Piano Works by Schumann, Ravel & Scriabin / Alexei Volodin, piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Alexander Scriabin: Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53
Performers: Volodin, Alexei

Alexei Volodin is a modest virtuoso. This seems contradictory, but it simply means that using virtuosity to "show off" is not his thing. Being technically...continue...
Recording information: Kurhaus Bad Reichenhall, Germany (09/21/2010-09/23/2010)....continue...
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CHL 72508
Estilo Espanol
Estilo Espanol

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2011-02-08

Works: Joaquín Turina: Circulo, Op. 91; Gaspar Cassadó: Trio for Piano and Strings in C major; Enriqué Granados: Goyescas; Enrique Fernandez Arbos: Piezas (3) en estilo español, for pian...
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Ensemble: Devich Trio

Devich Trio always chooses remarkable and special repertoire for its concerts and CDs, and this new release is no exception. With three nationalities in one...continue...
Recording information: FWL STudios, Leipzig, Germany (07/2010)....continue...
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CHL 72322
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...
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CHL 75537
Albéniz: Evocación
Albéniz: Evocación

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-09-14

Works: Isaac Albéniz: Iberia Suite, Book 1; Iberia Suite, Book 3; Sous le palmier, tango flamenco for piano in E flat major; Barcarola for Piano, Op. 202 "Mallorca"; Cantos de España, Op. 232; Rec...
Performers: Lieske, Wulfin
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Ensemble: Lieske Spindler Guitars

On this disc, Wulfin Lieske plays the legendary Torresguitar "La Leona" (FE 04) from the year 1856, while Fabian Spindler can be heard playing the...continue...
Recording information: Alt St. Martin, Godesberg (06/30/2008-07/02/2008)....continue...
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CHL 72374
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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CHL 72376
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
Ginastera, Kabelevsky, Senderovas: Works for Violoncello and Piano
Ginastera, Kabelevsky, Senderovas: Works for Violoncello and Piano

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2010-05-11

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

The debut recording on Challenge Classics from a young Croatian cellist who is well on her way to international acclaim! Energetic, poetic, and virtuosic, her...continue...
Recording information: Teatro Ventidio Basso, Ascoli Piceno, Italy (09/16/2009-09/17/2009)....continue...
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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
Violin Sonata Around 1900 / Van Keulen, et al
Violin Sonata Around 1900 / Van Keulen, et al

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Richard Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18; Nino Rota: Sonata for violin & piano; Ottorino Respighi: Sonata for violin & piano, in B minor, P. 110
Performers: Brautigam, Ronald; van Keulen, Isabelle [Violin]
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Music in Motion / De Quant, Van Malde
Music in Motion / De Quant, Van Malde

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op. 94; Rob du Bois: Movements for piccolo & piano; Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili: Sonata for flute & piano in C major; Robert Zuidam: Movements (4) for flute &...
Performers: Malde, Elizabeth van; Quant, Abbie de

A well-balanced program of some of the finest flute compositions of the 20th century, both classic and modern, by Holland's most adventurous flute soloist....continue...
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French Saxophone Quartets / Aurelia Saxophone Quartet
French Saxophone Quartets / Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

2 CD / Challenge Classics / 2009-09-08

Works: Claude Debussy: Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10; Maurice Ravel: Quartet for Strings in F major; Albert Roussel: Quartet for Strings, Op. 45; Eugène Bozza: Andante and Scherzo for saxophon...
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Ensemble: Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

This anticipated reissue draws a clear link between the work of the French "saxophone composers" and their illustrious predecessors....continue...
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CHL 72331
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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CHL 72310
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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CHL 72062
Otterloo: Symphonietta for Triple Woodwind & 4 Horns, etc
Otterloo: Symphonietta for Triple Woodwind & 4 Horns, etc

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-04-08

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

These are rarely recorded compositions from a world-famous conductor. These beautiful orchestral works are in the style of Bartok and the composers of his time....continue...
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CHL 72180
Tango Romances - Piazzolla, Bragato / Devich Trio
Tango Romances - Piazzolla, Bragato / Devich Trio

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2008-02-12

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle; Enrico IV; Le Grand Tango; Revolucionario, tango; La muerte del ángel, tango (from Angel series); Jos...
Performers: Devich, Hanna; Havelaar, Jasper
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Ensemble: Devich Trio

What started as the trio's concert encore has resulted in a whole CD filled with nine musical gems from the Argetinean tango master and his...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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Tangón / Dobal, Hiltula, Aurelia Saxophone Quartet
Tangón / Dobal, Hiltula, Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-06-12

Works: Astor Piazzolla: La muerte del Angel; Milonga Loca; Mumuki
Performers: Dobal, Juan Pablo; Hiltula, Juan Pablo
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Ensemble: Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

Recorded live at the Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam on September 2006. The world-famous Aurelia Saxophone Quartet's first Piazzolla tango CD was a smash hit some ten...continue...
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Pasión Argentina
Pasión Argentina

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2007-06-12

Works: Astor Piazzolla: El Titere; A Don Nicanor Paredes, tango song; Alguien le dice al tango, tango song; Alberto Ginastera: Pampeana no 2 for Cello and Piano, Op. 21; Cinco canciones populares argentinas...
Performers: DenHerder, Jeroen; Gragera, Elena; Putowski, Robert
Conductors: Arizcuren, Elias
Ensemble: Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico

An attractive program of Argentinean light music played by a unique ensemble with ever-growing worldwide popularity. Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico is a full-time ensemble, a...continue...
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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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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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The French Symphonic Organ at Artisten / Oortmerssen
The French Symphonic Organ at Artisten / Oortmerssen

1 CD / Challenge Classics / 2006-11-14

Works: César Franck: Pieces (3) for Organ; Camille Saint-Saëns: Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99; Charles-Marie Widor: Fifth Organ Symphony in F, Op. 42/1; Jehan Alain: Variations sur un ...
Performers: Oortmerssen, Jacques van

When a new building, the Artisten, was erected for the School of Music at Gothenburg, Sweden in 1988, three organs were commissioned, the principal one...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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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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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
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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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