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Eelco Grimm’s Favorites #3

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.”

Read more here:
https://www.grimmaudio.com/blogs/eelco-grimms-channel-classics-favorites-3-riley-four-four-three/

Album page:
https://channelclassics.com/catalogue/37816-Riley-Four-Four-Three

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Livestream ‘Silhouettes’ Concert!

On Wednesday July 1st 2020, violist Dana Zemtsov and pianist Anna Fedorova gave their CD-Presentation Concert for 100 people audience in the main hall of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

We facilitated for the concert to be filmed and recorded, which was broadcasted as a Livestream on Facebook. It only took a few days for over 50.000 people to watch it! You can watch and listen to the livestream here.

Disc & Downloads are available Here on our website.
Select your preferred platform to Stream the album ‘Silhouettes’ here.

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Double 5 Star BBC Music Review for Anna Fedorova

“…That Anna Fedorova has a special feeling for this work is not only evident in her introductory essay in the booklet: the way the second theme – the work’s first moment of quintessential Rachmaninov – emerges dream-like out of silence is very special…”

” … Fedorova’s reflective yet never over-indulgent style of playing is also evident in the preludes. Her technique is fluent but never facile – witness the crystalline textures of the G sharp minor Prelude. …”

“… the Paganini Rhapsody initially appears a scintillating and very extensive encore, demonstrating Fedorova’s fire and theatrical qualities…”

“… we enter a more enchanted world, and Fedorova’s characteristically thoughtful interpretation from that point makes us hear that there’s far more to that work than mere pyrotechnics, culminating quite naturally in the celebrated 18th variation”.

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The Making Of: “Silhouettes”

We have just released ‘Silhouettes’ by violist Dana Zemtsov and pianist Anna Fedorova.

“Each piece in this album has its own story, its own thoughts and feelings. However, throughout it, if you listen with your eyes closed, you will occasionally sense the presence of a furtive silhouette ‘à la Française’.”
— Dana Zemtsov & Anna Fedorova (from liner notes)

To get a taste, here’s the “Making Of” video, just published on YouTube:

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30th Anniversary Celebrations

Channel Classics Records launches a 30% Off Storewide Sale on all orders over 30 Euros to celebrate our 30th birthday!

Use code: 30years (valid through June 1, 2020)

During these thirty years, Jared Sacks has made recordings with Rachel Podger, Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ning Feng, Paolo Giacometti, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Netherlands Bach Society, Rick Stotijn, Pieter Wispelwey, Rosanne Philippens, and many others. Resulting in a total of 436 recordings to date.

For our festive 30 Years of Channel Classics compilation Album, Gramophone Editor-in-chief James Jolly picked 13 of his favorite tracks.

The mp3 and 44.1 CD-Quality download editions are available Free of Charge!

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The first review is in!

Anna Fedorova: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, Preludes, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. With Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, under the baton of Modestas Pitrenas.

“The inherent technical difficulties seem to disappear under Federova’s exquisite, yet firm toucher. For completeness sake, I checked with other versions in my library if there were comparable or better readings. I could not find any. (…) DSD 64 quality is heavenly good, with a convincing, not overstretched spatial and discrete ambient soundstage, putting the listener in the best seat in the Hall.”

Adrian Quanjer, HRAudio.net
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Celebrate Beethoven – Sale.

Ludwig van Beethoven was born 250 years ago. During the 57 years that followed, he wrote an astounding amount of astounding music. At the start of this year we offer you a 15% discount on every Beethoven album we have in our Catalogue. You will find the 19 recordings in the ‘browse albums’ button below.

coupon code: BEETHOVEN15
discount: 15 percent
valid on: CDs, SACDs, Downloads
expires: February 15th


Happy Listening!!!
Team Channel Classics

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Santa Claus is coming to….

Channel Classics!

To all the musical Santas out there, take a look and listen here! 🎶💿

Over 50 recordings are now available at 5,99 Euro per SACD or CD in the link below. Same day shipping.

Here’s the wonderful selection of recordings with Johannette Zomer, Florilegium, Rick Stotijn, The Netherlands Bach Society, Rosanne Philippens, Wim Van Hasselt, Dejan Lazić, Paolo Giacometti, Jörgen van Rijen, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and more.

link —> CDs at a Very Special Price

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Fischer’s Beethoven 1 & 5

“Fischer’s transition from scherzo’s conclusion to the blazing C major of the finale is magnificently delivered.

Though the seemingly unstoppable release of fine recordings of Beethoven symphonies on download, CD, Blu-ray and SACD means that collectors have an enviable, if bewildering choice of competing versions available for their libraries, this one certainly joins the select few top recommendations for a coupling of these two works.

The 5.0 DSD recording was made in the generous acoustic of the Palace of Arts, Budapest in February 2017 by Jared Sacks who also undertook the editing and mastering processes. In terms of tonal warmth, clarity and a commendably wide soundstage it achieves the peerless standard of sound quality familiar from Channel Classics releases.”

© 2019 Graham Williams and HRAudio.net

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Storewide Sale

“The Storewide Sale is valid on all of the 430 recordings that I made with artists on both Channel Classics Records as well as Just Listen Records. I hope it will invite you to discover more music for the cosy month of december that lies ahead of us.” 
– C. Jared Sacks

use code: 25percent

The sale ends on December 2nd, 2019.