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New Music Friday with Trichotomy!

10-02-2017 New Music Friday with Trichotomy!

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 music combines a dense rhythmic focus with the melodic clarity ...

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''Luck Child'' by Fay Claassen

12-01-2017

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 Paul Heller.  On her 8th solo album Fay Claassen again touches ...

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

02-01-2017 Album release tour Holland, April 2017 Tokyo’s Bad Boys

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 by an extensive tour in Japan. Now is the time for ...

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A heartfelt interview with Rob van de Laar and Thomas Beijer

28-12-2016 A heartfelt interview with Rob van de Laar and Thomas Beijer

Rob van de Laar, is the Principal Horn of the Mozarteum Salzburg. As a soloist first disc, he chose the great music of the German Romanticism for Horn. Brahms’ Trio was composed in 1865, during a peaceful summer at Clara Schumann’s house in the Black Forest. The album is available now and Rob van de Laar and pianist Thomas Beijergave a heartfelt interview about this beautiful debut album on Challenge Classics: here The Adagio and Allegro by Schumann was composed in ...

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Esther Apituley nominated!

15-12-2016 Esther Apituley nominated!

Esther Apituley, the ambassador of the Viola, is nominated with her album: Stirring stills: Bach for Viola for Bach album of 2016 by Concertzender Nederland!

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Rima Khcheich - Washwishni CD Release Tour

21-11-2016 Rima Khcheich - Washwishni CD Release Tour

After five successful albums combining classical repertoire with contemporary music she now recorded her latest album Washwishni with fifteen newly composed songs. She wrote most of the songs in collaboration with Lebanese artist and director Rabih Mroué and some of the compositions were specially written for her by Egyptian composer Fouad Abdel Majeed. The songs form an almost satirical comment on the concerns of the younger Arab generation such as immigration,religion, revolution and love. Tour dates: Vrijdag 25 november  // 20:30 // Amsterdam, de ...

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An interview with Ton Koopman about the Handel Cantata HWV 171a

16-11-2016 An interview with Ton Koopman about the Handel Cantata HWV 171a

In this video Ton Koopman is interviewed about his world premiere recording of Handel's Cantata “Tu fedel? tu costante?” HWV171a. This is a rediscovered Handel Cantata! Koopman tells the story of how the manuscript of this Cantata was found in his own private library. John Roberts (musicologist and Handel specialist) writes in the liner notes that come with the cd :"Lost music from Handel’s years in Italy rarely comes to light. So it was with considerable excitement that in 2015 I ...

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An interview with Ton Koopman about the Handel Cantata HWV 171a

16-11-2016 An interview with Ton Koopman about the Handel Cantata HWV 171a

In this video Ton Koopman is interviewed about his world premiere recording of Handel's Cantata “Tu fedel? tu costante?” HWV171a. This is a rediscovered Handel Cantata! Koopman tells the story of how the manuscript of this Cantata was found in his own private library. John Roberts (musicologist and Handel specialist) writes in the liner notes that come with the cd :"Lost music from Handel’s years in Italy rarely comes to light. So it was with considerable excitement that in 2015 I ...

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An interview with Ton Koopman about the Handel Cantata HWV 171a

16-11-2016 An interview with Ton Koopman about the Handel Cantata HWV 171a

In this video Ton Koopman is interviewed about his world premiere recording of Handel's Cantata “Tu fedel? tu costante?” HWV171a. This is a rediscovered Handel Cantata! Koopman tells the story of how the manuscript of this Cantata was found in his own private library. John Roberts (musicologist and Handel specialist) writes in the liner notes that come with the cd :"Lost music from Handel’s years in Italy rarely comes to light. So it was with considerable excitement that in 2015 I ...

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Liza Ferschtman in love with Mendelssohn

04-11-2016 Liza Ferschtman in love with Mendelssohn

The amazing violinist Liza Ferschtman started a project to make here dream come true! Together wiht Het Gelders Orkest she wants to record the amazing Violin concerto by Mendelsohnn.  Crowd About Now, The Project Liza Ferschtman  

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Joris Posthumus Group Japan Tour

31-10-2016 Joris Posthumus Group Japan Tour

Joris Posthumus is on his way to Japan! He will tour Japan with his amazing group! 03 Nov - Pit Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo 04 Nov - Up's, Koga Ibaraki 05 Nov - FM Kitakata - Live Space, Fukushima, Japan 06 Nov - Clipper, Chiba-minato, Chiba 07 Nov - Lovely, Nagoya Aichi 08 Nov - Always, Umeda, Osaka 09 Nov - Mahoroza,Machida,Tokyo 13 Nov - Okinawa JAZZ Festival 2016, Japan 14 Nov - Cloud9, Narita, Chiba 15 Nov - Studio WUU, Kashiwa, Shiba 16 Nov - JZ Brat, Shibuya, Tokyo Check this link for more ...

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Rediscovery of the Händel cantata now available in a printed edition!

28-10-2016 Rediscovery of the Händel cantata now available in a printed edition!

The significant rediscovery of a missing cantata by George Frideric Händel is now available in a printed edition published by Bärenreiter, as well as on CD! Ton Koopman had this cantata in his private library for a number of years and it was identified by the American musicologist John H. Roberts as a different early version of the cantata “Tu fedel? tu costante?”, HWV 171. Only the first aria is identical, whilst the three remaining arias contain entirely new music. ...

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