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Outhere Music acquires Channel Classics

Channel Classics is proud to be part of the Outhere Music family. Jared Sacks will continue to collaborate closely with Channel Classics to further develop the label and its unique spirit.

Jared Sacks, Founder, Engineer and Producer of Channel Classics, says: “With teams in Brussels, Paris, Cologne, Milan, London, and recently Mexico, I am proud that Outhere Music will provide an even wider reach for Channel Classics. They will promote artists and their albums through their extensive worldwide digital and physical network. By this acquisition, Charles confirms his policy of supporting creative labels.”

Charles Adriaenssen, Founder and President of Outhere Music, says: “I’m delighted that Channel Classics is joining our group. Jared is a mythical figure in the world of classical music and we share a passion for quality and beauty. I’m proud and happy to work with him to perpetuate and develop his label within our family.”

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Recording Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Thomas Oliemans

We have just recorded the album “Formidable!

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.❤️🇫🇷

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Brahms-cycle: Digital Box Edition!

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
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Oyster Duo and the ‘Stolen Pearls’

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/

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Winterreise in a warm bed of Strings

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

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Happy New Year!

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

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30th Anniversary Concert

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.

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Live From London – Christmas

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.

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Rachel Podger: Goldberg Variations Reimagined

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.

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Iván Fischer’s Mahler Cycle

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.