About the album
"In Paradisum" combines music from three sources: the Officium Defunctorum of Victoria, polyphony by Palestrina and Gregorian chant from a 17th century manuscript. Placing the work of the Spanish and Italian religious composers in a historically "authentic" context, the Hilliard Ensemble also give us a sense of the overwhelming musical experience that the Catholic Mass was at the time of the Renaissance.
Available now, a new reference recording of Beethoven
The Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano on 4 SACD's by Isabelle van Keulen & Hannes Minnaar is available. For a week the duo was in the studio recording the CD's and now we can present this album with huge pride. Not only because of the two star musicians ...Read more
And the Edison nominees are...
On Tuesday 21st of October Stichting Edison announced the Classical Edison nominations. We are delighted with the nominations for Challenge Classics. In the catagory chamber music and the opera: - Goeyvaerts String Trio (Pärt, Moody – Stabat Matar, Simeron) - CC 72616 - De Nationale Opera o.l.v. Marc Albrecht (Trojahn – Orest) - ...Read more