Dutch radio station De Concertzender declared Esther Apituley's album Stirring Stills the Best Bach album of 2016.
He will receive the award during a concert with the philharmonie zuidnederland in Maastricht on January 4th, The album is available now and Rob van de Laar and pianist Thomas Beijer gave a heartfelt video-interview about this beautiful debut album on Challenge Classics!
Congratulations to tenor Christoph Prégardien & pianist Julius Drake who win the Jahrespreis of Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for the album 'Poetisches Tagebuch'! This yearly prize is the most prestigious critic prize for all music genres in Germany!
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With the album Luck Child a long-standing wish of jazz singer Fay Claassen is fulfilled. It is an ode to youth and beauty with a mix of old and new songs. This compilation album consists mostly of songs that she has been singing for many years but never recorded before. Famous and beloved songs by like Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and Ennio Morricone are presented alongside new compositions by ...
Dutch radio station De Concertzender declared Esther Apituley's album Stirring Stills the Best Bach album of 2016. On the album the always cheerful viola player recorded transcriptions of Bach's solo pieces for piano and violin. The focus and climax of the album is the Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin no. 2 BWV 1004. Apituley recorded the album all by herself in a chapel in Spain, overlooking the beautiful Pyrenees. She did not even bring ...