• Soloists

  • Phantasy In F

    Franz Schubert

    Arthur en Lucas Jussen

    The piano-playing brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen are welcome guests in the Dutch talk shows. Since their debut CD in 2010 - good for platinum and an Edison Audience Award - their career has taken off by storm. 'They sense each other's smallest, individual little bit of interpretation', said conductor Neville Marriner who recorded a Mozart album with the brothers. Their Schubert-album achieved gold status.

  • Finale from Symphony no.4

    Gustav Mahler

    Bernard Haitink

    The now legendary Bernard Haitink started his career as conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Mahler cycle, performed by this orchestra between 1962 and 1975, is one of Haitink's earliest successes. Mahler was also the central composer in the live-broadcast Christmas Matinees that Haitink conducted from 1977 onwards.

  • Nox

    Robert Zuidam

    Hannes Minnaar

    A young Dutch pianist with international allure. In 2016 Hannes Minnaar received the Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Award), the highest award for a classical musician by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. Composer Robert Zuidam composed the five nocturnes Nox with Minnaar in mind.

  • Rondo Capriccioso

    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Janine Jansen

    Since 2004, violinist Janine Jansen's career has really taken off. Remarkable is her enormous dedication, as if she can only express herself through music. At the age of 19 she made her debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Five years later she experienced an international breakthrough with a concert in London. She has won numerous prizes, including four Edisons, the Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Award) and the Johannes Vermeer Award.

  • Grote Archipel

    Daan Manneke

    Ralph van Raat

    Grote Archipel (Big Archipelago) is the magnum opus of the composer Daan Manneke. The music depicts the peninsulas and waters of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Manneke dedicated the cycle to six top Dutch pianists, including Ralph van Raat.

  • Just Bach

    Johan Sebastian Bach

    Johanette Zomer & Bart Schneemann

    Soprano Johanette Zomer is one of the many Dutch musicians who have made their mark in the music of the Baroque, that of Bach in particular. In 2017 she released the album Just Bach together with oboist Bart Schneemann.

  • Regensonate

    Johannes Brahms

    Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti

    He is familiar with both the modern and the baroque cello, which makes the discography of Pieter Wispelwey varied and extensive. He even recorded Bach's Cello Suites three times. His five Brahms CDs with pianist Paolo Giacometti won the Brahms Prize 2019 from the Brahms Society Schleswig-Holstein.

  • Concerto RV.443

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Lucie Horsch

    To let people enjoy her fabulous recorder playing, Lucie Horsch traveled all over the world from the tender age of 19. Her first album on Decca with Vivaldi repertoire was immediately rewarded with an Edison.

  • Allegro from Triosonate op.2 no.4, HWV.389

    Georg Friedrich Händel

    The Counterpoints & Friends

    At the age of 21, Frans Brüggen was appointed as a teacher at the Conservatory of The Hague. Together with Gustav Leonhardt and Anner Bylsma, he belongs to the pioneers of the Early Music Movement. The Counterpoints & Friends are the youngest members of this school. Their debut album, devoted to Telemann, was spotted by Gramophone.

  • Aubade Aan Bach

    Frans Haagen

    The carillon is one of the most typical Dutch instruments. It emerged in the Low Countries (at first in Antwerp) where it became a veritable fashion for towns to have a tower with a carillon. By 1600 it had become a defining feature of the region. Essentially a series of bells, attached to a keyboard by steel wires, it is played by pushing down wooden keys. Initially music was often improvised, in addition works for harpsichord or organ were adapted for performance on the carillon.