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Antarctica

Historically, the new label Antarctica is a daughter of Evil Penguin Classic, which emerged in 2007 and now boasts artists like Pieter Wispelwey, Dietrich Henschel and Hervé Niquet. We, however, prefer to conceive of Antarctica as the biotope and the playground of the Penguin, not as its offspring. 

In fact, “playground” conjures up too much confinement and restraint: no place on earth has more boundless spaces, or wider horizons than cool Antarctica, which is exactly why we have chosen said name for the new-born. 

More concretely, Antarctica is a landing place for rare line-ups (such as the four violoncellos of the Tansman Quartett, the new label’s first-born), but also a breeding ground for unusual one-offs and experiments (such as baroque ensemble Red Herring’s exploration of baroque gestures in French music). Since Antarctica prefers projects to persons, it will be a safe haven for daredevils, a home to repertoire oozing from the corners and creases of music history. 

If your taste in music verges towards the unusual, the eccentric or the wild, please come inside, and explore the vast spaces of Antarctica.

I Will Come Back

I Will Come Back

Vlaams Radiokoor | Thomas Oliemans | Héloïse Mas

Robert Groslot
Chamber Music with Clarinet

Chamber Music with Clarinet

Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Vanishing Point (vinyl)

Vanishing Point (vinyl)

Sofie Vanden Eynde

John Dowland - Robert De Visée - Luys de Nárváez - Francesco da Milano - Gregorio Huwet
Concerto for Bass Guitar and Orchestra (vinyl)

Concerto for Bass Guitar and Orchestra (vinyl)

Thomas Fiorini | Brussels Philharmonic

Robert Groslot
Colouring The Keys

Colouring The Keys

Johan Hoogewijs

Johan Hoogewijs
The Hour of The Wolf

The Hour of The Wolf

Tina Reynaert

Calliope Tsoupaki - Charles Halka - George Balint - Vincent Paulet - Stéphane vande Ginste - Max E. Keller - Marc Marder - Bart van Kerchove - Kurt Schwaen
6 Clarinet Quartets

6 Clarinet Quartets

Eddy Vanoosthuyse & Zemlinsky Quartet

Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Misia

Misia

Revue Blanche

Maurice Ravel - Henri Duparc - Alfredo Casella - Déodat de Sévérac - Georges Auric - Louis Durey - Erik Satie
The Pulse of Joy

The Pulse of Joy

Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brossé
Tales

Tales

Asterope Ensemble

Guillaume Connesson - Leoš Janáček - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Misa Tango

Misa Tango

Astoria

Ástor Piazzolla
Revelations

Revelations

HERMESensemble | Vlaams Radiokoor | Lore Binon | Muziektheater Transparant

Wim Henderickx
Van Eyck Revisited (CD DVD)

Van Eyck Revisited (CD DVD)

Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Dirk Brossé - Alain Crepin - Johan Duijck
Le Bestiaire

Le Bestiaire

Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble

Camille Saint-Saëns - Piet Swerts
A Symphonic Journey from Philly to Utopia

A Symphonic Journey from Philly to Utopia

Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brossé
Naissance

Naissance

Svenja Van Driessche & Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort

Ernest Chausson - César Franck - Francis Poulenc
Reflections

Reflections

Phalaena

Maurice Ravel - Johann Sebastian Bach - Manuel de Falla - César Franck - Camille Saint-Saëns - Grażyna Bacewicz - Domenico Scarlatti
Italia per sempre

Italia per sempre

RedHerring Baroque Ensemble

Alessandro Scarlatti - Anonymous - Leonardo Leo - Francesco Mancini - Domenico Sarri - Tomaso Albinoni - Giovanni Antonio Canuti - Nicolo Fiorenza
Wit in Wit

Wit in Wit

George De Decker

George De Decker
INSIGHTyourINSIDE

INSIGHTyourINSIDE

Piet Jozef Swerts

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Boho Strings

Wim Henderickx
Balsam

Balsam

Zefiro Torna

Hildegard von Bingen - Guillaume Dufay - Jowan Merckx - Philippe Laloy - Bert Van Laethem
Contrastes

Contrastes

Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy

Johannes Brahms - Alfred Schnittke
María de Buenos Aires

María de Buenos Aires

Z V E Z D O L I K I ensemble

Cuentos de Amor

Cuentos de Amor

Waldo Geuns

Enrique Granados
Portraits

Portraits

Mosa Trio

Mathias Coppens - Dmitri Shostakovich - Sam David Wamper
En Blanc et Noir

En Blanc et Noir

Aton'&Armide

Claude Debussy - Jean-Luc Fafchamps
For Aces

For Aces

Four Aces Guitar Quartet

Patrick Roux - Harry Sacksioni - Adam Clarke - Nuccio D'Angelo - Inti de Maet - Johannes Möller - Alain Selhorst - Clarice Assad - Nejc Kuhar
La Muse et La Mise (en concert)

La Muse et La Mise (en concert)

RedHerring Baroque Ensemble

François Couperin - Jean-Baptiste Lully - Charles Dieupart - Michel Pignolet de Montéclair - François Bouvard
Légende

Légende

Tansman Cello Quartet

Joseph Jongen - Alexander Tansman - Pierre Petit - Rudolf Matz - Jules de Swert