VIDEO PODCAST: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
Sacks grew up in Boston, MA, USA, and trained as a professional horn player at Oberlin and the Conservatorium in Amsterdam. After fifteen years of making music, he turned what was previously a hobby into a business - making recordings of classical music.
Channel Classics' artists include Amanda Roocroft, the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Andrew Manze, the Boccherini Quartet, Brecon Baroque, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Candida Thompson, Dejan Lazić, Emily Beynon, the European Community Baroque Orchestra, Florilegium, Holland Baroque, Iván Fischer, Jos van Immerseel, Kirill Petrenko, Lavinia Meijer, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Pieter Wispelwey, Rachel Podger, the Ragazze Quartet, Richard Tognetti, Roy Goodman, Rosanne Philippens, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Trevor Pinnock and Vassily Sinaisky.
In 2006 the label began to release SACD recordings of Chinese performers, including the China National Symphony Orchestra.
Further information: www.channelclassics.com
CD Spotlight. Quite Eclectic - Geoff Pearce is entertained by three absurdist works from the 1930s. '... a snapshot of a different age, captured brilliantly.'
CD Spotlight. No Reservations Here - The Meridian Arts Ensemble, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... an unusually broad span of inspired composition.'
CD Spotlight. Distinct Insights - Dejan Lazic plays Beethoven, heard by Howard Smith. '... a crisp, vernal, excellently deliniated performance ...'
CD Spotlight. Knowledge and Imagination - Lavinia Meijer plays recent music for harp, and impresses Paul Sarcich. '... an exceptional player ...'
CD Spotlight. A Flowing Delivery - Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, heard by Howard Smith. '... vital technical flair ...'