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Challenge Classics

Shakespeare said "If music be the food of love, play on!” The team of Challenge Classics embraces these words and like to take them even one step further: music is not only the food of love, but even the food for LIFE itself. “If music be the food of LIFE, play on!”

Founded in 1994 and located in the Netherlands, this label is run by people who are passionate about music. Leading national and international artists are represented, performing a wide variety of music. Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra perform Bach Cantatas, La Petite Bande performs the Matthaus Passion, Christoph Pregardien performs Schubert Lieder and much more...

The extensive catalogue offers a lot of chamber music, but also contains a number of excellent recordings of the ‘lied-repertoire' and symphonic music. The company is artist-driven, which means that the artist has a big say in the whole process. Challenge Classics works with artists like Ton Koopman, Jaap van Zweden, Christoph Prégardien, Isabelle van Keulen, La Petite Bande under the baton of Sigiswald Kuijken, Simone Lamsma, Liza Ferschtman, Jan Willem de Vriend, Hannes Minnaar and many others.

Opera Omnia - Buxtehude Collector

Opera Omnia - Buxtehude Collector's Box (30cd's)

Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman/Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Dieterich Buxtehude
€ 195.00
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Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 1-22 (box set)

Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 1-22 (box set)

Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ton Koopman/Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir/Bach, Johann Sebastian
€ 285.00
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Love!

Love!

Huijnen & Hopman

Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonin Dvořák, Charles Gounod
€ 20.95
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Ma France - Chansons Symphoniques

Ma France - Chansons Symphoniques

Philippe Elan / Residentie Orkest the Hague / Jurjen Hempel

Various
€ 14.95
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Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 / Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 / Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Würth Philharmoniker

Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schönberg
€ 20.95
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Complete Piano Trios Vol. 4

Complete Piano Trios Vol. 4

Van Baerle Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven
€ 20.95
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Blooming

Blooming

Michael Gees / Bella Adamova

Michael Gees, Bella Adamova
€ 19.95
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Visions

Visions

Nino Gvetadze

Cyril Scott
€ 19.95
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Perles de Pluie

Perles de Pluie

Café des Chansons feat. Charlotte Haesen

Anne Sylvestre, Barbara, Jacques Brel, J. Larue, Django Reinhardt
€ 16.95
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Sacri Concentus - Antiphone (1681)

Sacri Concentus - Antiphone (1681)

Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Rupert Ignaz Mayr
€ 20.95
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The Innermost Side - Unfold

The Innermost Side - Unfold

Camiel Boomsma

Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt
€ 19.95
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Dichterliebe Op. 48 / Lenau-Lieder und Requiem Op. 90 / Wesendonck Lieder

Dichterliebe Op. 48 / Lenau-Lieder und Requiem Op. 90 / Wesendonck Lieder

Christoph Prégardien / Michael Gees

Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner
€ 20.95
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'Willst du dein Herz mir schenken'

Ton Koopman / Tini Mathot / Klaus Mertens

Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Georg Friedrich Händel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
€ 14.95
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L'Ipermestra

La Sfera Armoniosa / Mike Fentross

Francesco Cavalli
€ 24.95
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The Complete Symphonies Vol. 2 Symphony No.1, D.82 / Symphony No.3 D.200 / Symphony No.8 D.759

The Complete Symphonies Vol. 2 Symphony No.1, D.82 / Symphony No.3 D.200 / Symphony No.8 D.759

Residentie Orkest The Hague / Jan Willem de Vriend

Franz Schubert
€ 20.95
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Sonatas for Violoncello Solo and Basso Continuo Op. 1 - Vol. 1
€ 19.95
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Eclectic | Being Me

Eclectic | Being Me

Marie François

Muzio Clementi, Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev, Alberto Ginastera, Nikolai Kapustin
€ 19.95
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Harpsichord Concertos Vol. 2

Harpsichord Concertos Vol. 2

Fabio Bonizzoni | La Risonanza

Johann Sebastian Bach
€ 20.95
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Violin Concerto Op. 33 / Andante Religioso / Romance Op. 26

Violin Concerto Op. 33 / Andante Religioso / Romance Op. 26

Lisa Jacobs / Bremer Philharmoniker / Mikhail Agrest

Carl Nielsen, Johan Halvorsen, Johan Svendsen
€ 19.95
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Six Suites for Violoncello Solo BWV 1007-1012

Six Suites for Violoncello Solo BWV 1007-1012

Lucia Swarts

Johann Sebastian Bach
€ 22.95
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Trio Sonatas Op. 2

Trio Sonatas Op. 2

Al Ayre Español

Georg Friedrich Händel
€ 19.95
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Matthäus Passion (limited edition)

Matthäus Passion (limited edition)

Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Johann Sebastian Bach
€ 22.95
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Garden of Devotion

Garden of Devotion

Lisa Larsson / Netherlands Chamber Orchestra / Gordan Nikolić

Rolf Martinsson
€ 20.95
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Flor da Noite

Flor da Noite

Luís Rabello / Floor Braam

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Radamés Gnattali
€ 19.95
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Weihnachtsoratorium (reissue)

Weihnachtsoratorium (reissue)

La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken

Johann Sebastian Bach
€ 22.95
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Complete Piano Trios Vol. 3

Complete Piano Trios Vol. 3

Van Baerle Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven
€ 20.95
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Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen - Songs from the Gruuthuse Manuscript (ca. 1400) and instrumental connections

Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen - Songs from the Gruuthuse Manuscript (ca. 1400) and instrumental connections

Aventure

Anonymous, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Mönch von Salzburg, Conrad Paumann
€ 19.95
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The Great War Centenary

The Great War Centenary

Michael Foyle | Maksim Stsura

Claude Debussy, Leoš Janáček, Kenneth Hesketh, Ottorino Respighi
€ 20.95
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