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This week on NPO Radio 4 in Passaggio in their window, the new album of Aventure

04-12-2018 This week on NPO Radio 4 in Passaggio in their window, the new album of Aventure

This week on NPO Radio 4 in Passaggio in their window, the new album 'Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen' of Aventure - ensemble voor middeleeuwse muziek! Medieval music is like archeology, carefully reconstructed and also the imagination can do its magic! You can listen to this through this link.

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Isabelle van Keulen - two concerts in The Netherlands in January 2019

30-11-2018 Isabelle van Keulen - two concerts in The Netherlands in January 2019

In January, Isabelle van Keulen will give two concerts in The Netherlands! She will perform Martinu and Brahms string quintets together with the Prazak quartet. 9 January 2019 | Philharmonie Haarlem | More information 11 Januari 2019 | Muziekgebouw Eindhoven | More information Last month, we released a new album by Isabelle van Keulen. With this release - one of Challenge Classics highlights of 2018 - Isabelle van Keulen proves once again her skill and musical insight both as a violinist and as a violist. This ...

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Tonight: Aventure @ Opium

07-11-2018 Tonight: Aventure @ Opium

Tonight, Wednesday 7 November, Aventure will play on Opium Radio (22:30 - 00:00). The show will be broadcasted live from VondelCS, Vondelpark in Amsterdam. You can listen to this show through this link. About the new album (will be released on November 9th) The poems and songs of the Gruuthuse Manuscript originated in Bruges around 1400, and the collection is named after the later owner, Lodewijk van Gruuthuse. The songs form the most well-known part of the collection: love songs, bawdy songs and drinking ...

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Our Edison 2018 winners!

07-11-2018 Our Edison 2018 winners!

The winners of Edison Classical 2018 are announced! These prestigious prizes go to albums of a special quality. This Sunday, November 11, some of the Edisons will be handed out during the live broadcast of Podium Witteman on NPO2. We proudly present the winners of our distribution labels: The Debut Laura van der Heijden (Prokofiev/Shaporin e.a. – Russian works for cello and piano) – New Arts International, Champs Hill Records Jury: "It is not often that a 21-year-old music student is awarded with ...

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This Friday: Foyle-Štšura Duo live at Opium

06-11-2018 This Friday: Foyle-Štšura Duo live at Opium

This Friday, Friday 9 November, Foyle-Štšura Duo will play on Opium Radio (22:30 - 00:00). The show will be broadcasted live from VondelCS, Vondelpark in Amsterdam. You can listen to this show through this link. About the new album (will be released on November 11th) Created in the depth of morbidity, Debussy’s parting musical gift is a subtle, dignified and heroic celebration of youth and joie de vivre. A sense of patriotism in the war years links Debussy with the foremost Moravian composer of ...

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GOLDBRUN Gesamtkunstwerk in Museum De Fundatie of Honing/Van der Linden

23-05-2018 GOLDBRUN Gesamtkunstwerk in Museum De Fundatie of Honing/Van der Linden

Yuri Honing has won a prestigious Edison Jazz Award 2018 which will be handed out to him in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam on July 6th 2018 for his album 'Goldbrun' together with his Acoustic Quartet. As a follow-up of the album he has set up a presentation in one of the museum halls of Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle together with Mariecke van der Linden. The opening of this presentation will be on September 22nd. In the hall one can see and ...

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New album and tour by Eric Vloeimans

26-01-2018 New album and tour by Eric Vloeimans

Just released: The album Levanter by trumpet player Eric Vloeimans, clarinettist Kinan Azmeh and pianist Jeroen van Vliet.  Levanter is the new album by trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. The title refers to the warm, strong, eastern wind that regularly blows accross southern Europe.  Eric invited the Syrian clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh for this project. The two met some years ago on an 'Imagining Europe' collaboration. Jeroen van Vliet, Boy Edgar winner of 2014, with whom Eric has been performing for more than ...

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Conductor Ton Koopman wins Edison Classical Oeuvre Award

07-11-2017 Conductor Ton Koopman wins Edison Classical Oeuvre Award

Congratulations conductor Ton Koopman for winning the Edison Klassiek Oeuvre Award! On November 19th Koopman has received the award in the Dutch TV show Podium Witteman. Head of the jury Mischa Spel: "Conductor, harpsichord player and organ player Ton Koopman (73) is a boiling source of knowledge of and enthusiasm for music. [...] Koopman is music, in the flesh! You see it in the way he conducts: rocking, breathing and experiencing every note." On November 24th a new album of Koopman will be released together with the Amsterdam Baroque ...

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Three Edison Classical nominations for Challenge Classics

13-10-2017 Three Edison Classical nominations for Challenge Classics

The Edison Nominations have been announced. Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar has been nominated for the Edison Audience Award with his Gabriel Faure album. You can vote for this album: here Furthermore horn player Rob van de Laar has been nominated in the Category ' The Debut' with his album 'Heartfelt' and conductor James Gaffigan and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Category 'The Orchestra' for the album with Prokofiev's Symphonies 1 & 5.  

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Jan Willem de Vriend will be the new Premier Chef Invité of the Orchestre National de Lille

13-09-2017 Jan Willem de Vriend will be the new Premier Chef Invité of the Orchestre National de Lille

For the next three years, Jan Willem de Vriend will take the position as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lille; an orchestra which according to De Vriend is not only unique by itself, but also has a unique audience and a unique concert hall. He will be leading the orchestra along with the principal conductor Alexandre Bloch. De Vriend made his debut at the orchestra last season, and he instantly knew how to win over the hearts ...

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Linus Roth wins ECHO Klassik 2017

28-07-2017 Linus Roth wins ECHO Klassik 2017

Yesterday the Deutsche Phono-Akademie announced violinist Linus Roth as the winner of the ECHO Klassik 2017 in the category “Konzerteinspielung 19. Jahrhundert” ("Concerto recording 19th century"). He receives the award for his album of the Violin Concertos by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra under the conductor Thomas Sanderling, released on Challenge Classics. This years´ glamorous ECHO Klassik Gala evening will take place on October 29th in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. This album is one of many Linus Roth ...

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Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto also separately available on one cd

16-06-2017 Beethoven

Of course you have spotted it already: the new 3-cd box with the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven performed by pianist Hannes Minnaar, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend. The only thing that was missing, after the first two albums in this series, was the Third Piano Concerto, and now the recordings are complete and put together in a fine box, but the concerto is also available separately! Because of circumstances the production of this ...

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