French Chansons with baritone & pianist Thomas Oliemans, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, pianist Bert van den Brink, flugel player Ruben Drenth, and drummer Jens Meijer.
Curious? Listen to this heart melting live TV performance of ‘Que reste-t-il de nos amours’ at Podium Witteman from 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70yNczHqPe8 We were live in that studio and our first reaction was: Wow, let’s record a full album of this.
“Formidable!” features works by Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Gabriel Fauré, Michel Legrand, and more.
Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra have now recorded and released Brahms Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Channel Classics. Alongside the release of Brahms’ Third, we release the Digital Box Edition that features the Symphonies & Other Works by Brahms.
“Leaving the best for last, conductor Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conclude their acclaimed and punctilious cycle of the symphonies by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) with my personal favorite of all four, the Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90. There’s a “cushy”, informal sound to this orchestra and a relaxed yet highly detailed direction by Iván Fischer that befits the lush orchestral writing of Johannes Brahms.”
We hope to help bring the Christmas spirit into your homes throughout December 2020, with an unbelievable line-up and wonderful repertoire. It started with ‘our very own’ Rachel Podger on December 1st, after which 15 more concerts will be live streamed!
LET’S CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
Ticket-holders will be able to tune in live and/or watch the concerts on demand from the date of broadcast until 15th January, 2021.
In the third episode of Eelco Grimm’s “Channel Classics Favorites” he picks up the thread of his personal history. He offers insight in his music studies, which brings him to recommending Terry Riley’s “Four Four Three” by Ragazze Quartet.
An inspiring read for people interested in music and in what drives Grimm Audio. The album is available with a 30% discount at the Channel Classics Records store this month. Use code: GRIMM03
“After three years of electronics studies and discovering high-end audio through the renowned magazine Audio & Techniek (see this video interview with Jaap Veenstra) I went to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. I followed courses Music Registration and Sonology there.”
The recording I made with baritone Thomas Oliemans and pianist Paolo Giacometti – Schubert’s Winterreise – is out now worldwide. Take a look into the studio and listen to fragments of the recording and interviews with Thomas and Paolo on the album page. You will find the video there.
Find the album here on this website (CD & Downloads) as well as at the usual other download stores, streaming platforms and your local CD store!
BBC Music Magazine’s reviewer David Nice has awarded violinist Rosanne Philippens the prestigious ‘Concerto Choice’ in the current issue of the magazine, January 2018.
BBC Music Magazine 5 stars for the Performance and 5 stars for the Recording
We would like to congratulate Rosanne Philippens, pianist Julien Quentin, St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and conductor Otto Tausk with this wonderful achievement!! What a great way to start the new year!
Last week I traveled to Katowice in Poland to record J.S. Bach Concertos with the wonderful harpsichord player Marcin Swiatkiewicz. Marcin plays with Brecon Baroque so you can already hear him in many productions with Rachel Podger. What makes this recording extra special is that he uses three different harpsichords for the three Bach Concertos. The accompaniment is stripped down to string quartet which creates a more intimate sound to these pieces.
– Jared Sacks, founder and recording engineer of Channel Classics Records
> This recording will be released in the spring of 2018.
Ebony Quartet: Unheard (CD of the Week) “All these pieces are played with tremendous commitment and finesse by the Ebony Quartet, who transmit their belief in its enduring quality in every bar.” read The Guardian review
Dragon Quartet: Dvórak and Schubert Quartets (Album Page) “If you don’t already have recordings and want this combination, these are fresh, played with pinpoint accuracy, well paced and free from excessive vibrato.” read The Guardian review
Ashley Solomon: Telemann Twelve Sonatas for Solo Flute “The articulation is immaculate, the rhythms are buoyant and the recording quality, done in big church acoustics, is immediate and generous.” read The Guardian review
Gramophone (Editor’s Choice)
Here for once is a Mahler symphony release that feels different from the outset.
I doubt whether there has ever been a more precisely focused, more sheerly beautiful recording of any Mahler work. – Read the full review here
Classics Today (10/10)
A Great New Mahler Third From Fischer & Co.
Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra deliver the goods.. – Read the full review here
MusicWeb International (Recording of the Month) Without question, the finest instalment in Fischer’s Mahler cycle to date; the DXD download is a stunner, too. (…) Fischer, though, is a challenge, inviting listeners to rethink and recalibrate their responses to the piece. Not everyone will be prepared to make the leap, but those who do will be handsomely rewarded. Without question, the finest instalment in Fischer’s Mahler cycle to date; and what breathtaking sound. Read the full review here
Recording Ning Feng last week with Liverpool Philharmonic with Elgar and Finzi Concertos. Orchestra was very focused and supportive of Feng. Conductor was Carlos M. Prieto. He is a regular returning conductor there who had also worked a number of times with Feng. Great music making!