About the album
In the last decade the uniqueness of Holliger's compositions - for many years overshadowed by his reputation as a virtuoso oboist - has received overdue recognition with the awarding of many important international prizes (including Copenhegen's Léonie Sonning Music Award, the Frankfurt Music Award, the Art Award of the City of Basle, the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize etc). On Lieder ohne Worte the extreme demands of Holliger's music are well served by his harpist wife Ursula (for whom numerous composers, from Elliott Carter to Lutoslawski have also written pieces), pianist Thomas Larcher and violinist Thomas Zehetmair. Larcher and Zehetmair have worked extensively with Holliger, the latter recently premiering his Violin Concerto.
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