About the album
Gauthier’s band, The Jeff Gauthier Goatette (named after his childhood nickname in a spectacular lapse of judgment) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 with its core members. Guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Alex Cline have worked in ensembles with Gauthier for over 30 years. Pianist/keyboardist David Witham joined Gauthier’s group in 1992 along with bassist Eric von Essen. After von Essen passed away in 1998, bassist Joel Hamilton joined the band. Trumpet player John Fumo, the most recent member of the Goatette, worked with Gauthier for several years and recorded 3 albums with Steuart Liebig’s Quartetto Stig.
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