About the album
"Visionen", is a kind of "coming home" for vibraphonist Wolfgang Schlüter. On the one hand the album builds a wonderful bridge between his current quartet (Boris Netsvetaev-p, Philipp Steen-b, Kai Bussenius-dr) and the NDR Bigband, which came to be Schlüters "home" from 1965 to 1995. On the other, the compositions recorded are a superior blend of cover versions from some of his heroes, for instance Charlie Parker ("Donna Lee") or Ray Noble ("Cherokee") combined with his own pieces dedicated to esteemed colleagues like Albert Mangelsdorff ("Albert") or poet Peter Rühmkorff ("Der Poet") .
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