Oehms Classics 20th Anniversary Celebration

Oehms Classics 20th Anniversary Celebration

In 2022, Oehms Classics celebrates their 20th anniversary year!
To mark this milestone, we will be offering a 20% discount on their entire catalogue.

The anniversary product is the Bruckner Project. This series marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Anton Bruckner, which falls in 2024. It’s dedicated to Bruckner’s symphonies, all recorded in new transcriptions for organ by Hansjörg Albrech on a range of historically significant organs around Europe. A bonus track on each volume will be a brand new composition for organ that references Bruckner the composer. Two or three volumes will be released each year, with the project reaching its conclusion in 2024.

Offer lasts from 1st June – 1st July 2022
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Image Anton Bruckner: The Symphonies, Organ Transciption
This series marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Anton Bruckner, which falls in 2024. It’s dedicated to Bruckner’s symphonies, all recorded in new transcriptions for organ by Hansjörg Albrecht. The fourth recording featuring the Third Symphony was made on the impressive organ of St. Peter’s Church, Munich. A bonus track on each volume will be a brand-new composition for organ that references Bruckner the composer. Two or three volumes will be released each year, with the project reaching its conclusion in 2024.

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Image Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber; Johann Joseph Fux: Bar
The recordings with the renowned Clemencic Consort conducted by René Clemencic include selected works by the important composers Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) and Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. In the selection of Fux's works, cosmopolitan skill meets French and Italian styles with southern German tradition.
Graceful in the graceful pieces by Biber, magnificently representative in the solemn ones, this recording with a varied program offers an authentic portrait of one of the most important masters of baroque music.
The Clemencic Consort under the direction of René Clemencic is one of the most renowned ensembles for music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period with a focus on authentic interpretations. Numerous award-winning recordings bear witness to the work of the ensemble.

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Image Théodore Dubois: Dixtuor; Vincent d’Indy: Chanson
The Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin, which was founded by musicians from the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, presents French chamber music from around 1900 on this recording. The featured composers – Théodore Dubois, Vincent d’Indy and André Caplet – may have been overshadowed by their better-known contemporaries, but they nevertheless played major and original roles in the development of music in France, bequeathing us an appreciable quantity of remarkable works. At the same time, they represent three generations in the development of music at the dawn of the 20th century.

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Image Rebecca Clarke; Franz Schubert; Betsy Jolas; Marga
Entre deux mondes (‘Between Two Worlds’) is a journey through different spheres and a breaking away from borders. In order to reach a truly diverse perspective on the possible meanings of this subject, the featured composers are distinctly contrasted – both male and female, from the Romantic period to the present day, and in a variety of languages. This is Klaudia Tandl and Gisela Jöbstl’s
debut album.

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Image William Byrd: Keyboard Music
William Byrd’s output is particularly notable for the variety of its genres and structural principles. This is particularly evident in his unique keyboard music. The influence that Byrd also had on the development of continental keyboard music remains remarkable. Friederike Chylek follows up on her recent albums – From Byrd To Byrd (OC 1702) and Time stands still (OC 1864) – by performing Byrd's music on a copy of a 1624 Ioannes Ruckers harpsichord by Matthias Griewisch.

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Image Karol Rathaus; Heinz Tiessen; Paul Arma: Sonatas f
The accomplished Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel is dedicated to the performance of rarities by the exiled composers Karol Rathaus, Heinz Tiessen and Paul Arma. Their works, written between 1925 and 1949, reflect the Zeitgeist of Expressionism and the incidents of World War II. The sonatas by Tiessen and Arma are recorded here for the first time.

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Image Kitajenko conducts Tchaikovsky Orchestral Works
This compilation brings together popular orchestral works and ballet music by Tchaikovsky. Kitajenko, who turned 80 last year and has been closely associated with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne as a conductor for many years, sets special standards for the interpretation of Russian music with these recordings.

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Image Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos & Symphony No. 13
Only two authentic cello concertos by Joseph Haydn have survived: the first in C major, composed in the convoluted manner of the early 1760s, and the second in D major in the classical style of the 1780s. This live concert recording featuring Natalie Clein and the recreation - Großes Orchester Graz under the direction of Michael Hofstetter immerses the listener in the soundscape of the Haydn period. Playing on a 1777 Guadagnini, Natalie Clein decided to reflect the spirit of Haydn’s sound world by playing on gut strings rather than steel. She also chose to use a lighter bow than usual. She improvised the cadenzas, which is entirely in keeping with the performance practice of Haydn’s time. In doing so, this recording melds both historical and living performance.

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Image Björk: Vespertine - a pop album as an opera
An album as an opera. Pop music is theatrical, it lives on stories, constantly creating new characters of art. In addition, no other style has changed and influenced music reception as enduringly as pop music. Most people can draw biographical references on the map of pop mu-sic. So, it seems high time to open the doors of the opera to a new visitor. With its symphonic elements, dramatic singing lines and ethereal choir vocals, Vespertine seems to be the perfect model for the complex project. OehmsClassics begins the new partnership with the Nationaltheater Mannheim (NTM Edition) with a bang. Rarely has a premiere in Germany experienced such a press echo as this, in May 2018.

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Image Franz Liszt: Piano Works
This collection contains the most important recordings by Alfredo Perl of piano works by Franz Liszt. A special highlight is the recording of the piano concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Yakov Kreizberg.

Alfredo Perl is professor of piano at the Detmold University of Music and has been artistic director of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra since 2009.

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Image Pascal Rogé: George Gershwin & Maurice Ravel Piano
The award-winning French pianist Pascal Rogé presents a programme of music by Gershwin and Ravel in a recording with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Bertrand de Billy. Rogé’s affinity for the French style and empathy with jazz make him particularly suited to this repertoire. His recordings of French piano music have received Gramophone, Grand Prix du Disque and Edison awards. In addition to the classical-romantic repertoire of the Viennese and German schools, 20th-century French music is also one of his specialities.

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Image Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Wir Gratulieren! (Congratulat
After his move to Moscow in 1943, Weinberg had to face widespread anti-Semitism, both among the population and on the part of politicians. This no doubt encouraged him to compose his opera Congratulations! specifically for the entertainment and edification of the discerning Jewish community in Moscow in the mid-1970s. It is a work full of Jewish topoi that at the same time plays out under the veneer of being Socialist, no doubt to get past the Soviet censors and ensure production. Here, the ‘rich people’ are clearly identified as the enemies and suppressors, and they must be disempowered. The original text for the opera, to which Weinberg himself made only few amendments, derives from Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916), the ‘Jewish Mark Twain’. Today, we are familiar with Aleichem mainly from his short story Tevye the Dairyman, which later provided the material for the musical Fiddler on the Roof. This recording is of a live performance at the Konzerthaus Berlin by the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Vlademir Stoupel, using Henry Koch’s chamber ensemble version of the work.

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Image Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz
Der Freischütz represents a milestone in the history of German opera. Written in 1821 against the backcloth of the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon, this so-called ‘national opera’ expresses the Germans’ desire for cultural identity. The librettist Johann Friedrich Kind places the action around the time of the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48), a time when society was shaped by religious power struggles, war and outdated rituals, leading to a blurring of reality and the illusion of a perfect world. According to ancient custom, the huntsman Max is allowed to take his beloved Agathe as his wife and become a hereditary forester only if his shot in a shooting contest hits its mark. But Kaspar tries to lure Max into a pact with the devil that ensures seven free bullets for Max that will not miss their target in the Wolfschlucht … The recording took place on 8 December 2018 with the Essen Philharmonic under Tomáš Netopil in the Aalto Theater Essen. The production will be revived in April 2020.

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Image Alban Berg: Wozzeck
Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, premiered at Lindenoper, Berlin in 1925, is regarded as one of the key music compositions of the 20th century and an essential work in any connoisseur’s collection. Frankfurt Opera, under the baton of Sebastian Weigle, delivers a razor-sharp and exciting interpretation. With Audun Iversen and Claudia Mahnke in the main roles the recording shows an ideal cast.

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Image Antonín Dvorák; Aaron Copland; Samuel Barber: From
‘From the New World’ is the subtitle of Dvorák’s famous Symphony No. 9, implying a departure into a new musical world and representing a bridge between the European and American music traditions and their influences. Dvorák’s music shares the programme with works by Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland. These new organ transcriptions by Hansjörg Albrecht are performed on the Organ system (large organ, concert organ, echo organ) | ST. MICHAELIS HAMBURG.

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Image Reger: Complete Organ Works 4
The 100th anniversary of the death of Max Reger will be commemorated on 11 May 2016. On this occasion, OehmsClassics has been proud to present one box containing 4 CDs each year from 2013 to 2016 in coproduction with the Bavarian Broadcasting Company (BR Klassik) in order to pay tribute to this magnificent Bavarian composer.
Bernhard Buttmann is an ideal interpreter who knows and plays the works of Reger like virtually no other musician.

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Image Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35
The opening concert of the 2004 Salzburg Festival was highly praised. Two renowned critics were in attendance: 'The Vienna Philharmonic, Schmid and Ozawa opened the festival honouring the rehabilitation of Erich Wolfgang Korngold' - Wilhelm Sinkovicz, Die Presse. 'Schmid was more than brilliant in his début with the Philharmonic: no obstacle is too difficult, no phrase too light for him to avoid refining it with his incredibly varied tone' - Karl Harb, Salzburger Nachrichten.

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Image Emmerich Kálmán: Gräfin Mariza
Countess Mariza, one of Emmerich Kalman’s most celebrated works, was first to huge acclaim in 1924 at the Theater an der Wien. It has since been performed countless times all over the world, and is well known to Opera fans and Musicals enthusiasts alike, although it has been lacking in a satisfactory recording until now. The Seefestspiele Mörbisch 2004 celebrated the 80th “birthday” of this operetta with a brilliant performance, thus cementing their reputation as producers of the best operetta in Europe.

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Image Debut - Elisabeth Brauss
In January 2015 Elisabeth Brauss won first prize at the competition 'Ton und Erklärung' in Frankfurt and performed with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in the finale. This prize is awarded annually by the Cultural Society of the German Economy in BDI; OehmsClassics also presents the prize winner CD each year. The 2015 prize winner obviously has a great career before her: she has already given guest performances at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, the Mariinksy Theatre in St. Petersburg, at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, at the Heidelberg Spring Festival and regularly at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. In October 2016 she also won the KlavierOlymp in Bad Kissingen.

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Image Musorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain; Songs and Dance
A Witches' Sabbath, A Little Dance with the Grim Reaper and The Battle on the Ice. The author of the programme booklet of this CD, Hartmut Lück, gave these headings to the three magnificent works recorded for OehmsClassics by the Gürzenich Orchestra with Dmitrij Kitajenko. The Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne and its Honorary Conductor since 2009, Dmitrij Kitajenko, have been united in an outstanding collaboration lasting over the course of decades. Their Tchaikovsky cycle, already now considered a reference recording, was completed in early 2014 with the Seventh Symphony and the Third Piano Concerto. Their recording of Tchaikovsky's one act opera Iolanta issued in the summer of 2015, with Olesya Golovneva, Alexander Vinogradov and Andrei Bondarenko in the leading roles, created a sensation and received outstanding reviews in the international specialist press. This highly successful artistic collaboration was continued with an equally highly praised Rachmaninoff cycle on CD. The Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne and Dmitrij Kitajenko have dedicated their latest recording to Tchaikovsky's complete ballet music for The Nutcracker as well as Stravinsky's Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss.

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Image Cantai - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge
Bach’s The Art of Fugue offers us profoundly sensual music, magnificent, poetic, colourful, thrilling, meditative, temperamental, intended for the ears of all times, and deeply human.
That’s how the quartet itself characterizes Bach’s masterpiece and opposes Stefano Pierini’s Cantai un tempo (dopo una lettura di Monteverdi) which was especially composed for the delian::quartett.

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Image Orchestral Suites by Sergei Prokofiev & Aram Chats
This recording brings together unique orchestral suites by the Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet-Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. Summer Night Suite is based on the music from Prokofiev’s opera Betrothal in a Monastery and Scythian Suite was derived from his ballet Ala and Lolly. Aram Khachaturian wrote his Masquerade Suite in 1941 to accompany Mikhail Lermontov’s play of the same name. His ballet Spartacus (1954) portrays the defeat the Romans by the hero Spartacus who leads an uprising of slaves. The suites present a range of moods and variety of melodic invention that are completely engaging. This is the Zagreb Philharmonic’s third recording for the OehmsClassics label. Their recording of Glazunov’s The Seasons, also under the direction of Dmitrij Kitajenko, received an ICMA nomination.

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Image Das ewige Rätsel; L'Enigme eternelle
With the programme of their latest recording, Johannes Martin Kränzle and his pianist Hilko Dumno shed light on common features and differences between Lied cycles of the Christian Central Eu-ropean and Jewish East European traditions. Always at the centre of focus are faith and the peoples’ way of life, together with the question of human finiteness inevitably bound with these subjects. Thus the Twelve Yiddish Lieder by the largely unknown composer Richard Rudolf Klein meet Gustav Mahler’s Lieder from Youth’s Magic Horn, in which Jewish rhythms and melodies.

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Image From Byrd to Byrd
Byrd’s oeuvre stands out above all by virtue of the diversity of its genres and structural principles. This is clear particularly in his exceptional keyboard music. The influence Byrd exerted on the continental development of clavier music is also remarkable. With Byrd’s Hornpipe the program of Friederike Chylek finally ends, the key element of which should always be William Byrd’s oeuvre. From Byrd to Byrd!

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