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!
He received the award during a concert with the philharmonie zuidnederland in Maastricht on January 4th. Rob van de Laar and pianist Thomas Beijer gave a heartfelt video-interview about this beautiful debut album on Challenge Classics!
Dutch radio station De Concertzender declared Esther Apituley's album Stirring Stills the Best Bach album of 2016.
Challenge Records Int.
Trichotomy - Known-Unknown The Australian trio Trichotomy returns with The Known and the Unknown on Challenge Records. In a distinct step into new territory electronic sounds merge with acoustic improvisations, while the complexity of their compositions and group improvisations are balanced by graceful melodies and rich harmonies. Vivid and bright, it is compelling listening. Inspired by a diverse range of influences from Aphex Twin to Vijay Iyer, and Tortoise to The Bad Plus, Trichotomy’s ...
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 ...