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Iv√°n Fischer’s copy of Mahler 7

Channel Classics founder and engineer Jared Sacks gives conductor Ivan Fischer his first copy of the upcoming release Mahler: Symphony No. 7.

This was last week after an incredibly magical concert at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Fischer’s Budapest Festival Orchestra ūüíŅūüíź Mahler 7 is available here now on our site, prior to the official March 29 release date. Find the SACD & Downloads (PCM & DSD) here:

Mahler РSymphony No. 7 (album page)

Tip: Watch the documentary about the recording!! It is also available on the album page.

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Mahler 7: Exclusive Pre-Release!

Ivan Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 7 –¬†the international release date is set for March 29, 2019 but you can exclusively purchase the SACD or Downloads here now.

Speaking of downloads, as you may notice – we offer a lot of options! Multichannel (or Surround Sound) FLAC files are the latest addition. If you have any questions about these DSD & FLAC files, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Along with this new release, we offer a special of 15% discount on ‘the other’ Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9.

use coupon code: MAHLER 

15% Discount on Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9
valid on SACDs and Downloads, through March 29, 2019

Mahlerian Greetings,
The Channel Classics Team

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BBC Radio 3 & The Guardian

Press in the UK are fan of Iv√°n Fischer’s new Release!

BBC Radio 3: Disc of the week
Andrew McGregor says:¬†“True to form this is a characterful, colourful account. Mendelssohn‚Äôs fairies have their wings in the air as they should but a few of them have their feet on the ground. There‚Äôs a rustic edge to the music making which I find very attractive.”

The Guardian: Surely a disc of the year
Nicholas Kenyon writes:¬†“Transparent fairy wind chords, scuttling high strings, braying portamentos and then the edging in of the final wistful string melody ‚Äď all are incomparably lovely. (…)¬†Surely a disc of the year.”


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Early Release of Iv√°n Fischer & BFO: Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn: Overture & Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Iv√°n Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Anna Lucia Richter, Barbara Kozelj, Pro Musica women’s choir Ny√≠regyh√°za

Classic FM | Album of the Week
“It‚Äôs the sign of an outstanding conductor if he can make you hear familiar music in a different way (…) Ivan Fischer‚Äės account of the celebrated Overture, composed when Mendelssohn was only 16, is full of delightful touches, like the braying of the asses, which has never before made me smile so much.”

Two Weeks Early Release at Channel Classics!


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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!

Iv√°n Fischer & BFO: Mahler’s Third Symphony

Iv√°n Fischer‚Äč & Budapest Festival Orchestra‚Äč: Mahler – Symphony No. 3
-> The New York Times‚Äč: Best 25 Classical Recordings of 2017
-> Sunday Times‚Äč: 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

Album page



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It’s raining prestigious Awards for Rachel Podger and Iv√°n 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

Iv√°n 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‚Äôs epic symphony gets a deeply felt reading.”