About the album
Meeting musicians as talented as they’re young is always a treat, even when regularly wandering in concert venues. Their ‘musical godmother’ Joëlle Léandre had prepared us though: "Three friends, three young musicians, all of them string players - aren't we all one great family? And so much music, emotion and rigour in them already. The writing displays great sophistication and a rare maturity ; there is a chamber-like quality to the playing, with mutual listening at the highest level ; the duets, solo interludes and improvisations are simple, yet daring ; the phrasing and "dancing" exhilarating, intense and swift ; the music is lyrical, profound, adventurous - as dicey as life. Listen to them - they are the genuine article!"
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