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Coming soon: All Beethoven piano concertos in one box

Over a period of three years, pianist Hannes Minnaar recorded all five of Ludwig van Beethoven's piano concertos together with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra led by Jan Willem de Vriend. So far, two single volumes had been issued: one including Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 and one volume including Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. On June 2nd, a new box set will be released with these concertos and the so far unissued Concerto No. 3. 

All in one box!

The Complete Piano Concertos
The Complete Piano Concertos Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
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20 personal questions for Simone Lamsma

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso, Simone Lamsma. In this interview, they sat her down for a fun game of 20 Questions – to help gain some fascinating insight into what makes Simone soar. 

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 77  / In tempus praesens
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 77 / In tempus praesens Simone Lamsma / The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Spanish warmth and passion: an interview with Mayke Rademakers

In this interview, Mayke tells us all about the idea of Spanish passion on her latest album La Furia. 
Spanish music takes folk music as its starting point. La Furia is based on that idea. It's about the heat, the poverty, about lifestyle and passion. It means doing what your instincts tell you, acting with passion, giving it your all.

La Furia
La Furia Mayke Rademakers
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Prokofiev Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 out now!

From elegance to absurdity, Prokofiev's symphonies have it all. In this interview, James Gaffigan tells about his project with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest to record all of Prokofiev's 7 symphonies for Challenge Records International. 

Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5
Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Jasper Somsen Trio: release March 10th of ’’A New Episode in Life Part I''

Jasper Somsen Trio with André Ceccarelli (drums), Jean-Michel Pilc (piano) and Jasper Somsen (double bass), with the first part of their melodically empowered jazz album! Concerts in Wageningen and Bimhuis and a special audio-exposition at the University Wageningen

A New Episode in Life Pt. I
A New Episode in Life Pt. I Jasper Somsen Trio
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Joost Lijbaart, Sanne Rambags and Bram Stadhouders: 'Under the Surface'

On the new album Under the Surface drummer Joost Lijbaart, singer Sanne Rambags and gitarist Bram Stadhouders search for the sound behind silence, in 11 improvisations resulting in a breathtaking meditative sound world!

Under the Surface
Under the Surface Joost Lijbaart / Sanne Rambags / Bram Stadhouders
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Latest releases

Parsifal (BluRay DVD)

Parsifal (BluRay DVD)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Ivan Fischer / Chorus of the Dutch National Opera

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Peasant Wedding & Toy Symphony

Peasant Wedding & Toy Symphony

Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

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Disoriental

Disoriental

Genzo Okabe

€ 19.95
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Dream

Dream

Parc X Trio

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02 June 2017

The First 24 Sides

Irving Mills and his Hotsy Totsy Gang

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02 June 2017

Interchange

Floris Kappeyne Trio

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The Complete Piano Concertos

Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

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Wagner's overwhelming final opera available on BluRay and DVD

23-05-2017

image Pierre Audi's setting of Parsifal is undoubtedly the pinnacle of his series of Wagner operas with the Dutch National Opera. A cast of top soloists, accompanied by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led by Iván Fischer, presents the story of Parsifal's quest for the holy grail. This production, which is a collaboration between Audi and the renowned artist Anish Kapoor, had its premiere in 2012, and after a successful reprise in ...

Album release tour Holland, April 2017 Tokyo’s Bad Boys

08-03-2017

image In 2015 it was Joris’s turn to invite the Japanese saxophonist for concerts in Holland and Belgium, ‘a bombardment of speed, technique, emotion and surprise’, according to Jazznu. Shortly after these concerts Joris travelled to Japan again to go into a recording studio with a ‘dream team” from Tokyo. The album TOKYO’S BAD BOYS, released in September 2016 on the Challenge Records label, was received with enthusiasm and was followed ...

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