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Epr-classic

EPR-Classic is the youngest daughter in the Evil Penguin family of music labels, but its name may be misleading. Yes, we record classical music, but not in any classic sense.

You see, we are artist-minded rather than repertoire-centred. Most labels are out there to acquire a standard catalogue of (some type or era of) art music, but we focus on the persons behind the record. We’re in this business to bring you the sounds, but we also want to show you the effort, the sweat, and the passion an artist invests in getting his message across. It’s so much more than merely reproducing an existing score.

That’s why we release dvd’s in addition to cd’s (often together): we like to show you the recording process, the trials, the takes, the relief when it’s a wrap. But we also like to document the larger context of the recording: the artists’ views, their past achievements, their future dreams. We want to find out what motors their music, which instruments they play, and who built them. 

So, our focus is on the ambiance that sparks the music, as much as on the music itself. Needless to say that we take great care in finding the most adequate and inspiring recording location for each project. We’ve recorded in historical ballrooms, in dilapidated churches in Burgundy, in secluded chapels in the Ardennes, in grand châteaux along the Meuse. We follow our artists anywhere in search of good acoustics and great atmosphere.

And we encourage them to venture beyond the basic catalogue into unexplored corners of the musical universe. We love the standard repertoire and its conventional approaches, but we’re also curious for the unknown, the experimental, the wild. We’ve released Bach and Brahms on our label, but we’re just as serious about little-known 19th century chamber music for clarinet, or unusual period instruments.

Observe, finally, that we like long-term relationships. One-night stands may be fun for a while, but it’s going steady which brings depth and insight to a romance. That’s why we seek to sign exceptional talents at the start of their carreer, when they’ve got their whole life in front of them for us to record. But we also document the adventures of superstars at the height of their fame, especially when these involve special projects on unique locations.

Arie da Concerto

Arie da Concerto

Capriola Di Gioia

Luigi Boccherini
The Complete Duos Vol.3 / Opus 100

The Complete Duos Vol.3 / Opus 100

Pieter Wispelwey

Franz Schubert - Johannes Brahms
Trockne Blumen / The Complete Duos

Trockne Blumen / The Complete Duos

Pieter Wispelwey

Franz Schubert - Johannes Brahms
Lignes Claires

Lignes Claires

Julien Libeer

Maurice Ravel - Dinu Lipatti
Brahms | Ein Deutsches Requiem

Brahms | Ein Deutsches Requiem

Hervé Niquet / Flemish Radio Choir

Johannes Brahms
Schubert / Brahms: The Complete Duos / Phantasie

Schubert / Brahms: The Complete Duos / Phantasie

Pieter Wispelwey / Paolo Giacometti

Tchaikovsky / CPE Bach / Stravinsky: Rococo

Tchaikovsky / CPE Bach / Stravinsky: Rococo

Pieter Wispelwey

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Igor Stravinsky - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Winterreise

Winterreise

Jan van Elsacker / Tom Beghin

Franz Schubert
Fauré Requiem

Fauré Requiem

Hervé Niquet / Flemish Radio Choir

Gabriël Fauré
Cello Suites   Documentary

Cello Suites Documentary

Pieter Wispelwey

Johann Sebastian Bach
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Opus 115

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Opus 115

Ensemble Walter Boeykens

Johannes Brahms
BACH-BUXTEHUDE

BACH-BUXTEHUDE

Benjamin-Joseph Steens

Concertos for Clarinet

Concertos for Clarinet

Boeykens/Philharmonic Orchestra Of The Brt

August Verbesselt - Marcel Poot - Jean Françaix
Candide

Candide

Pierre Anckaert

Hendrik Vanhattenhoven - David Barker - Guy Nikkels
Jazz Hoeilaart 2007

Jazz Hoeilaart 2007

Various Artists

Various
MENDELSSOHN - BAERMANN - PONCHIELLI

MENDELSSOHN - BAERMANN - PONCHIELLI

Ensemble Walter Boeykens & Anne Boeykens

Beethoven

Beethoven's Fifth: A Rediscovery

Anima Eterna & Jos van Immerseel

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonatas for Flute

Sonatas for Flute

De Winne/Ghielmi/Testori

Goldberg Variations (on Clavichord)

Goldberg Variations (on Clavichord)

Benjamin-Jospeh Steens

Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphony No. 5 - Documentary (NTSC version)

Symphony No. 5 - Documentary (NTSC version)

Anima Eterna Brugge & Jos van Immerseel

Climate Changes

Climate Changes

Pas/vismara

Clavichord and Flute

Clavichord and Flute

Benjamin-Joseph Steens / Jacques-Antoine Bresch

Complete Wunderhorn Songs

Complete Wunderhorn Songs

Dietrich Henschel / Boris Berezovsky

Gustav Mahler
Irrsal

Irrsal

Dietrich Henschel / Phillipe Herreweghe /Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Hugo Wolf