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.”– Classical Music Sentinel
On May 7, 2021 we released the album “Stolen Pearls” by the Oyster Duo.
Nicholas Schwartz, double bass
Anna Fedorova, piano
- The super innovative and versatile Release Concert video can be watched here. (For free.)
- Their funny and quirky 2-minute trailer video in which they actually steal pearls and perform music can be enjoyed here. (For free.)
- ClassicFM has posted their performance video of Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, now watched 50.000 times! Watch and listen here. (For free.)
- Dutch national newspaper NRC gives the album 5 stars in this wonderful review.
If the videos, performances, music and/or 5-star review have inspired you to hear more.. feel free to purchase a Disc or Download! 🙂
Oyster Duo: Stolen Pearls – ALBUM PAGE: https://www.channelclassics.com/catalogue/43121-stolen-pearls/
It appears that Martijn Cornet (Baritone) and Ragazze Quartet have created something very special indeed. The announcement of this new Channel Classics release has led to articles in national newspapers, various radio show performances & interviews, 5-star reviews, a livestream album release concert, CD of the Week specials, and a TV appearance.
Wim ten Have arranged Schubert’s Winterreise especially for Martijn Cornet and Ragazze Quartet. The performance brings along a “disarming tenderness” (De Gelderlander, 5 STARS).
Music by Ragazze Quartet
Schubert: Winterreise (Arr. Baritone, String Quartet)
€8,99 – €33,49
Bartók Bound – Volume 1
€8,99 – €33,49
€13,99 – €38,49
Riley – Four Four Three
€8,99 – €33,49
Schulhoff, Dvorak – Cesko
€8,99 – €29,99
Haydn, Schubert – Vivere
€8,99 – €27,49
We would like to wish all of our website visitors a happy, healthy and musical 2021.
In the meantime we have been preparing our upcoming 2021 releases, such as:
– 22 January 2021
CCS 43221: Ning Feng – Paganini 24 Caprices + 1
– 5 February 2021
CCS 43721: Marie Stockmarr Becker & Ilaria Macedonio – J.S. Bach Sonatas for Viola (da Gamba) and Harpsichord
We are getting ready to celebrate Channel Classics’ 30th Anniversary Concert through a livestream on Facebook. On Thursday December 17th at 8pm CET / 7pm GMT / 2pm EST. Recorded in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
The performing Channel Artists include Rosanne Philippens, Ragazze Quartet, Nicholas Schwartz, Dana Zemtsov, Paolo Giacometti and Anna Fedorova. The programme consists of works by Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven, Caroline Shaw, Borys Fedorov, William Kroll, Frédéric Chopin and George Enescu. The concert ends with a work written by David Jay Murray for all of the participating musicians together, featuring themes of Mahler’s First Symphony, Happy Birthday and some other festive melodies. We hope you will enjoy the show.
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.
Brecon Baroque Festival (Online Edition) is taking place October 23-25, 2020! Everyone around the world is invited to join Rachel Podger and the gang in Brecon, Wales.
The 2020 Festival features the eagerly-awaited première of Chad Kelly’s The Goldberg Variations Reimagined created especially for Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque.
There is also a documentary about the project featuring all the musicians plus celebrated author, Horatio Clare. The Festival is bookended by Rachel Podger and Chad Kelly with an introductory talk and an interactive Q&A event to round-off the weekend.
You can purchase a discounted Festival Pass (20 GBP, 22 EUR, 26 USD) for the whole programme, or individual tickets.
Tickets (and multiple viewings) will be valid for at least one month.
The Brecon Baroque Festival is putting 15% of all ticket sales into a fund for Channel Classics to make a professional CD recording possible of the same programme: Chad Kelly’s “Goldberg Variations Reimagined” by Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque.
Mahler’s beauty always hurts. His work has a certain lyricism to it that is incredibly moving. Especially in the slow movements you can hear a certain love, almost a divine kind of love. It flows, endlessly.
– Iván Fischer
Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conclude their Mahler Cycle with Das Lied von der Erde. Find all of their Mahler recordings here.
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.”
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