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Phaedra

This catalog simultaneously lists and celebrates the achievements of Phaedra in the twenty years of its existence. At first blush publishing just over one hundred CDs in twenty years time may not look impressive. But it is very impressive, as you will see once you know the whys and wherefores of Phaedra. It is the purpose of this introduction to tell you about them.

In its central series, “In Flanders’ Fields”, Phaedra offers a cross-section of this huge and rich treasury. Its 76 CDs to date feature over one hundred Flemish (and Belgian) composers, with works ranging from massive choral works with soloists and orchestra over symphonies and concertos to chamber music, songs and instrumental solo works. Most of these are world premiere recordings. There is a preponderance of solo pieces and music for small ensembles, which is understandable, given Phaedra’s limited financial means. But don’t all good musicians tell us that playing chamber music is the highest form of music making?

Musicians! An almost equally important purpose of Phaedra is to promote Flemish performing artists. It records them, not only in the series “In Flanders’ Fields”, but also in its other series, “Phaedra Classics”, where they get to shine in works from the great repertoire. Any open-minded listener who compares these performances with some wellknown ones by big names published by major labels will readily acknowledge that they are often as good as and now and then even better than those.

Which brings us to the issue of quality. Since Phaedra publishes mainly works by unknowns and since its advertising budget is extremely limited, it can have but one selling-point: uality. Wisely, Phaedra does not stint on that. I have already praised the quality of the works it publishes and of the artists that perform them. But Phaedra also uses the most modern and advanced technology, both for recording and for digitalizing older works—Phaedra occasionally publishes older studio recordings, made mainly by the Flemish radio. It hires highly qualified technicians and for its own recordings it always rents venues that are considered most appropriate for the music to be recorded. Its artistic supervisors are mostly fine musicians themselves. Finally, the booklets that come with the  CDs are beautiful as well as informative—Phaedra has often gone so far as to commission paintings specially for its covers.

Ich trage meine Minne - Songs by Richard Strauss

Ich trage meine Minne - Songs by Richard Strauss

Peter Gijsbertsen | Jozef de Beenhouwer

Richard Strauss
Liebesfrühling

Liebesfrühling

Liesbeth Devos / Peter Gijsbertsen / Jozef de Beenhouwer

Robert Schumann - Clara Wieck Schumann
SEEKER The Piano Music of Piet Swerts

SEEKER The Piano Music of Piet Swerts

Russell Hirshfield

Piet Swerts
Songs Without Words for Piano Trio

Songs Without Words for Piano Trio

I Giocatori Piano Trio

Robert Schumann - Felix Mendelssohn - Clara Wieck Schumann
The Playful Lightness of the Clarinet

The Playful Lightness of the Clarinet

Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Charles Louis Hanssens
Flemish Baroque Treasures Unveiled

Flemish Baroque Treasures Unveiled

Utopia & Euterpe Baroque Consort

Willem Gommaar Kennis - Christoffel Drymans
A Tribute to Jan Levoslav Bella

A Tribute to Jan Levoslav Bella

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Jan Levoslav Bella
Pastoral Melancholy

Pastoral Melancholy

Bram Nolf

Joseph Jongen - Joseph Ryelandt - Peter Benoit - August de Boeck - Lodewijk de Vocht - Albert Huybrechts - Léon Delcroix - Guillaume Guidé
Art Songs - Kunstliederen

Art Songs - Kunstliederen

Wilke te Brummelstroete & Peter Gijsbertsen

Jef van Hoof
In Flanders’ Fields Vol. 91 - Hommage to Ria Bollen

In Flanders’ Fields Vol. 91 - Hommage to Ria Bollen

Ria Bollen

Gustav Mahler - Johannes Brahms - Felix Mendelssohn - Johann Sebastian Bach - Antonio Vivaldi - Ottorino Respighi - Gioacchino Rossini - August de Boeck
Nacht und Träume

Nacht und Träume

Peter Gijsbertsen

Franz Schubert
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 88 - The Core of All Things

Robert Holl

Peter Benoit - Edgar Tinel - Gustave Huberti - Arthur Verhoeven - Arthur Meulemans
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.89 - Five Centuries of Flemish Harpsichord Music

Jan Devlieger

Josquin Desprez - Girolamo Cavazzoni - Heinrich Isaac - Josse Boutmy - Dieudonné Raick - Charles Joseph van Helmont - François Krafft - Matthias van den Gheyn - Raymond Schroyens
Music for Piano Four Hands

Music for Piano Four Hands

Mephisto Piano Duo

Julius Röntgen - Norbert Rosseau - Edgar Tinel
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.84 - A Bouquet of Forgotten Flowers

Werner van Mechelen / Peter Vanhove

Lodewijk Mortelmans - Flor Peeters - Georges Lonque - Henry-George d'Hoedt - Prosper van Eechaute
Allerseelen

Allerseelen

Werner van Mechelen

Franz Schubert - Gustav Mahler - Richard Strauss
In Flanders’ Fields Vol. 85 - On the Wings of Winds

In Flanders’ Fields Vol. 85 - On the Wings of Winds

5 Beaufort Brussels Woodwind Quintet / Hans Ryckelynck

Joseph Jongen
Klaviersonate No. 3

Klaviersonate No. 3

Nikolaas Kende

Johannes Brahms
In Flanders’ Fields Vol. 83 - Preludes in Times Past and Present / Preludes in Verleden en Heden

In Flanders’ Fields Vol. 83 - Preludes in Times Past and Present / Preludes in Verleden en Heden

deCompagnie

Sergei Nikolajevitsj Tolkowsky - Mathias Coppens - Alexander Herzung - Matthäus Grazlinger - Johann von Brülh - Karel Blumenbach - Elise Sechter - Manon Blei - Severin Sinding - Tibor Hrabal - Vladimir Sampoeschtian - Katja Sanda - Jean-François Séraphin - Aristide Sauvage - Joseph-Achille Monfort - Irvin Knight - Joaquim Sabaté - Emile Dudevant
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L'Ultima Canzone

Marco Vinco / Marci Simone

Francesco Paolo Tosti
This Wing

This Wing'd Hour, Song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Britten & Finzi

Yves Saelens / Inge Spinette

Benjamin Britten - Ralph Vaughan Williams - Gerald Finzi - Roger Quilter
Bach 6 Suiten für Violoncello solo / Suite 3 (arr. R. Schumann)

Bach 6 Suiten für Violoncello solo / Suite 3 (arr. R. Schumann)

Jan Sciffer

Robert Schumann - Johann Sebastian Bach
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.43 - Windows on the Bass Clarinet

Jan Guns | Hans Ryckelynck | Kandinsky String Quartet

Violin Sonatas

Violin Sonatas

Yuki Hori | Hans Ryckelynck

Johannes Brahms
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 39 - Jan van der Roost

Fabio Zanon

Jan van der Roost
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 38 - Beyond the Dream

Czech Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

String Quintet in C

String Quintet in C

Panocha Quartet

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.31 - Orchestral Music by Arthur Meulemans

Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra

Arthur Meulemans
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.30 - Joseph Jongen

Karel Steylaerts | Piet Kuijken

Joseph Jongen
Schwanengesang D. 957

Schwanengesang D. 957

Istvàn Kovàcs | Levente Kende

JIZO & other concert works by film composers

JIZO & other concert works by film composers

New Art Trio

Stefan Meylaers
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 29 - Belgian music for oboe and orchestra

Piet van Bockstal | Czech Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra | Herman Engels

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 27 - Piano music

Hans Ryckelynck

Lodewijk Mortelmans
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.26 (2CD) - Peter Benoit

Werner van Mechelen | Jozef De Beenhouwer

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.21 - Choral music of Robert Herberigs

The Flemish Radio Choir

Robert Herberigs - Johan Duijck
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.13 - Jef Van Hoof

BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra

Jef van Hoof
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.11 - Music of the brothers Herman and Arthur Meulemans

Arriaga String Quartet | Steven Kolacny | Stijn Kolacny

Songs from the North

Songs from the North

Hillevi Martinpelto | Matti Hirvonen

Brahms, Chopin, Schubert

Brahms, Chopin, Schubert

Alexander Leman

Franz Schubert - Johannes Brahms - Frédéric Chopin
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 2 - Impressionistic String Quartets

Arriaga String Quartet

Prosper van Eechaute
Homage to Edmond Baeyens

Homage to Edmond Baeyens

Brtn Philharmonic Orchestra

August de Boeck
Klavierstücke

Klavierstücke

Jozef De Beenhouwer

Johannes Brahms
Carnaval / Waldszenen / Kinderszenen

Carnaval / Waldszenen / Kinderszenen

Jozef De Beenhouwer

Robert Schumann
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.44 - Jef van Hoof

Ann De Renais | Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra | Zsolt Hamar

Jef van Hoof
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 45 - Piet Swerts

Roeland Hendrikx

Piet Swerts
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.49 - Joseph Jongen / Georges Lonque

Hans Ryckelynck

Joseph Jongen - Georges Lonque
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 51 - Jef Van Hoof

Ann De Renais | Ivan Meylemans

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.55 - Joseph Ryelandt

Spiegel String Quartet

Joseph Ryelandt
Tribute to Felix Mendelssohn

Tribute to Felix Mendelssohn

Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort

Felix Mendelssohn
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.57 - Concertos for Guitar and Orchestra

Wim Brioen | Slovak Sinfonietta

Piet Swerts
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.58 - Johan Duijck - Cantiones Sacrae

The Flemish Radio Choir | Ignace Michiels | Johan Duijck

Johan Duijck
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.60 - A tribute to Frits Celis

Jan Sciffer | Hans Ryckelynck

Louis Vierene
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.61 - Marinus de Jong

Ning Kam | Jozef de Beenhouwer

Marinus de Jong
Piano Quintet / Piano Quartet

Piano Quintet / Piano Quartet

Jozef de Beenhouwer | Panocha String Quartet

Robert Schumann
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.63 - Hanne Deneire

Ensemble Hommages / Beethoven Academie

Hanne Deneire
Piano Trio No.2

Piano Trio No.2

Narziss Und Goldmund Piano Trio

Franz Schubert
Kreutzer Time

Kreutzer Time

Davide Amodio | Edoardo Torbianelli

Ludwig van Beethoven - Rodolphe Kreutzer - Ferdinand Ries
O felici orecchi miei! - Canzoni Napolitane

O felici orecchi miei! - Canzoni Napolitane

Domenico Balzani | Ludo Mariën | Macri Simone

Various
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.65 - The Fall now blows its horn

Jeroen Billiet | Jan Huylebroeck | Mengal Ensemble

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.66 - Concierto del Alma

The Flemish Radio Choir / Hans Ryckelynck / Ignace Michiels

Johan Duijck
Clarinet Quintets

Clarinet Quintets

Roeland Hendrikx | Panocha String Quartet

Johannes Brahms
La Romance Française

La Romance Française

Werner van Mechelen | Inge Spinette

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.67 - Jef van Hoof

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra

Jef van Hoof
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.68 - Around Jacob van Eyck

Ardalus Ensemble

Jacob van Eyck
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.70 - Joseph Jongen / César Franck

Hans Ryckelynck

Joseph Jongen - César Franck
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.71 - Music of August de Boeck

Jozef de Beenhouwer

August de Boeck
Treasures for the Pianoforte

Treasures for the Pianoforte

Tatiana Loguinova

Michael Glinka
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.76 - Lodewijk de Vocht - Memorare

Cappella Concinite

Lodewijk de Vocht
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.77 - Dixit Dominus, Johan Duijck

The Flemish Radio Choir / Ghent Madri

Johan Duijck
Die schone Müllerin

Die schone Müllerin

Donald George | Jan Vermeulen

Franz Schubert
A Portrait of Marc Matthys

A Portrait of Marc Matthys

Brtn Philharmonic Orchestra

Works for Piano

Works for Piano

Jozef de Beenhouwer

Robert Schumann
The Great Franz Liszt

The Great Franz Liszt

Levente Kende

Franz Liszt
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.12 - Music for harp, flute, violin, viola and cello

Arpae Ensemble

Joseph Jongen - Daniel-Lesur - Wilfried Westerlinck - Willem Pelemans
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.14 - Chamber Music

The Moscow Chamber Soloists | Piet van Bockstal

Peter Welffens
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 16 - Chamber Music

Jozef De Beenhouwer | Ensor String Quartet

Jan Blockx - Marinus de Jong
Cantilene & Cello Sonata   IFF 17

Cantilene & Cello Sonata IFF 17

Marien van Staalen | Jozef de Beenhouwer

Jean Louis Nicode
Music for Children

Music for Children's and Girls' Choirs IFF 22

Vlaamse Federatie Voor Jonge Koren

In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.33 - Lodewijk Mortelmans

Flemisch Choir & Radio Orchestra

Lodewijk Mortelmans
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.42 - Vic Nees - Trumpet Te Deum & other Choral Works

Els Crommen | Vocaal Ensemble Musa Horti

August de Boeck
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 62 - Tarquinia

Emanon Ensemble

Various
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.79 - Reflections on a Song

David Desimpelaere / Erik Desimpelaere

Joseph Jongen - Elias Gistelinck - Frédéric Devreese
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.80 - Gems from the Belgian Treasure Trove

I Giocatori Piano Trio

François Rasse - Joseph Ryelandt - Victor Vreuls
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields vol.81 - A meeting with Roland Coryn

Aquarius Chamber Choir

Roland Coryn
In Flanders

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 82 - In Joyful Dismay

Aquarius Chamber Choir / Jutta Troch

Kristiaan van Ingelghem - Maarten van Ingelghem