A new album of violinist Lisa Jacobs with the Bremer Philharmoniker, live recordings! Watch the video interview with Lisa about this breathtaking violin concerto by Carl Nielsen!
This new release by Lisa Larsson and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra contains compositions by Rolf Martinsson, one of Sweden's internationally leading composers. Released February 8th.
This March, a new solo album of the amazing cellist Lucia Swarts will be released on Challenge Classics! Lucia treats us with a new account of Bach’s Suites.
The prize-winning Van Baerle Trio is recording all of Beethoven's piano trios, hereby we proudly present the third CD from this series. Released on November 16th.
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Sigiswald Kuijken has turned 75! He and his ensemble La Petite Bande will be playing the Matthaus Passion in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, April 9th. On March 20th, Sigiswald was on Kunststof, a program on the Dutch radio 1. Listen to this broadcast here (in Dutch) Coming Sunday, April 7th, Sigiswald and his La Petite Bande will be live on Dutch television with Podium Witteman (18.10h - 19.10h, NPO 2).
Sad to announce that pioneer record producer, co-founder of Challenge Records, jazz classicist and singer Chris Ellis passed away in Hilversum (NL) near Amsterdam at the age of 90 this week. He was a big inspiration to us and he shall be missed! ELLIS, CHRISTOPHER REGINALD (CHRIS) was the son of Myrtle Roberts (formerly Ellis nee Orchard) and stepson of Trevor Victor Roberts. Chris Ellis was educated at Shrewsbury’s Larcastrian School and Technical ...