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BBC Music Magazine’s Concerto Choice

Rosanne Philippens plays Prokofiev is the ‘Concerto Choice’

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

Rosanne Philippens plays Prokofiev

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!

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Four Times “Best of 2017”!

Happy New Year from all of us at Channel Classics!

These four reviews for ‘Best of 2017 Albums’ make for a great way to end the year 2017 and start the new year 2018 with lots of energy and excitement!

Iván Fischer & BFO: Mahler’s Third Symphony

Iván Fischer​ & Budapest Festival Orchestra​: Mahler – Symphony No. 3
-> The New York Times​: Best 25 Classical Recordings of 2017
-> Sunday Times​: 100 Best Albums of the Year 2017 (Genre Wide! ?)
-> Bay Area Reporter: The Year’s Best Classical Recordings

Album page

 

Dragon Quartet: Dvorak & Schubert String Quartets

Dragon Quartet (Ning Feng, Li-Wei Qin, Wang Xiaowao, WenXiao Zheng): Dvorak & Schubert
-> Audiophile Audition: Best 10 Classical Albums 2017

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It’s raining prestigious Awards for Rachel Podger and Iván Fischer

Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque’s Grandissima Gravita 

Gramophone: Editor’s Choice, Dec 2017: “faultlessly performed, this is a listening experience of unbridled pleasure. An exceptional album.”
BBC Music Magazine: Chamber Choice, Dec 2017: “Even the humblest of cello lines is elevated beyond functionality into something expressive and integral to the overall effect. Bewitching.”
Asahi, Japan’s leading newspaper, Dec 2017: The best of the 8 Best Classical CDs of the Month

Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra’s Mahler: Symphony No. 3 

The 55th Record Academy Award, Japan, Dec 2017: Winner in the category of Best Sound Recording
The Sunday Times 100 Best Albums of the Year 2017
(Genre Wide!):Mahler’s epic symphony gets a deeply felt reading.”

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‘Carrousel’ wins EDISON KLASSIEK Audience Award 2017!

The CD ‘Carrousel‘ has won the prestigious Edison Klassiek Audience Award 2017. It was presented to the musicians last night, live on the Dutch TV show Podium Witteman. We would like to thank Holland Baroque and improvising trumpet player (or ‘whisperer’) Eric Vloeimans for their unique approach to music and of course all of our fans, friends and family who voted for the CD.

You can watch ‘the making of’ video, read the album description and reviews and find the CD and Downloads (mp3 up to DSD 5ch) on this page.

Again, a very big thank you to each and everyone who voted. We are very proud and grateful that ‘#Carrousel‘ has won such a prestigious award, and clearly, we couldn’t have done it without you! 

Carrousel – Holland Baroque meets Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet)
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Thank You, Channel Classics Fans!

You may have noticed that we offered a Buy 1- Get 1 Free deal on Album Downloads this past weekend? Not only did we see long term loyal customers making use of the deal, we also saw a great amount of new fans, first time visitors, discovering our artists and recordings.

To all of you we’d like to say Thank You for your interest and support. We hope you will enjoy the Channel Classics additions to your music library! 

PS. Scroll down on this page to subscribe to our Channel Talk newsletter to receive news and promotions, once or twice a month.

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BBC Music Magazine: ‘Chamber Choice’ for RACHEL PODGER

Great news! This month’s BBC Music Magazine “Chamber Choice” goes to Grandissima Gravita by Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque!

Rachel Podger, inevitably, is the star, but ultimately the disc’s compulsive spell is down to the triumph of ensemble chemistry. Even the humblest of cello lines is elevated beyond functionality into something expressive and integral to the overall effect. Bewitching.”

Congratulations on the BBC Chamber Choice, 5 ***** for Performance and 5 ***** for Recording, Rachel Podger, Alison McGillivray, Daniele Caminiti, Marcin Świątkiewicz, Jared Sacks and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood!!

For more information, the SACD and Downloads, visit the album page:

Grandissima Gravita

 

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LAST DAY: Please Vote Today!

The CD Carrousel has been nominated for one of the most prestigious Dutch awards: Edison Klassiek Audience Award 2017.

EVERY VOTE COUNTS and it only takes 20 seconds…..

Click on this link

  1. Click on Carrousel’s “STEM NU” button
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Confirm your vote in the automated email you will receive

Holland Baroque, Eric Vloeimans and Channel Classics are very grateful for your vote!

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Rosanne Philippens plays CD Release Salonconcert in Berlin

On October 17th, Rosanne Philippens presented her brand new CD ‘Rosanne Philippens plays Prokofiev‘ at the new concert venue Orania.Berlin along with pianist Julien Quentin.

Someone in the audience describes the performance as follows: It was fantastic, Rosanne Philippens rocked the place with her extreme talent and natural down to earth way. She very charmingly put a spell on the audience.

Out Now!
‘Rosanne Philippens plays Prokofiev’

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Vote for Holland Baroque & Eric Vloeimans!

Would you please vote for ‘Carrousel’?

Carrousel has been nominated for one of the most prestigious Dutch awards: Edison Klassiek Audience Award 2017 and we ask you – music lovers around the world – to help them get as many votes as possible.

Here’s how you do it, in 20 seconds….. 

Click on this link

and on Carrousel‘s “STEM NU” button, enter your email address and confirm your vote in the automated email you will receive. It is as simple as that. Reading these instructions takes longer than to actually cast your vote…. 😉 Thank you!