• Behind the Scenes: Recording The Forest in April

    Behind the Scenes: Recording The Forest in April

    TRPTKs very first orchestral recording. All our separate team members (of course, just counting the production team) have done orchestral recordings elsewhere for different labels, but this was the first time we got to record something this big in TRPTKs house style: minimalist, purist, audiophile. The piece The album we started recording contains two cello …

  • Mattias Spee - Eclipse, Vol. 1: Joseph Wölfl

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Eclipse, Vol. 1

    When young pianist Mattias Spee came to our studio to talk about a long-term project to bring new life to forgotten (or, eclipsed) composers and pieces, we were instantly hooked. TRPTK is all about the out-of-the-box projects that other labels don’t dare to do, all in an effort to bring new music to the ears …

  • Recording Dareyn - Maya Fridman - Emine Bostanci - Jacobus Thiele

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Dareyn

    This has been such a fun recording to make. A quick session of only a couple of hours, but with three of the most incredible artists we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Emine Bostanci on kemenche, Maya Fridman on cello, and Jacobus Thiele on percussion. Oh, and the ladies also sing. Beautifully, might I …

  • Luis Cabrera, Sylvia Huang, Justyna Maj - Recording Canto Interno

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Canto Interno

    With Canto Interno, double bassist Luis Cabrera set out to record some of his favorite chamber music written or arranged for his instrument, together with pianist Justyna Maj and violinist Sylvia Huang. On this album, you’ll hear some of the double-bass greats such as Koussevitsky and Bottesini, but also Schumann and Franck arrangements. We recorded the …

  • Recording Channa Malkin - This Is Not A Lullaby 06

    Behind the Scenes: Recording This Is Not A Lullaby

    This album was recorded in the midst of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, and it was especially noticeable because of the huge empty hall we recorded this in. This Is Not A Lullaby, an album by Channa Malkin (soprano) with pianist Artem Belogurov and cellist Maya Fridman, is all about motherhood. We set up our recording …

  • Recording Merel Vercammen and Dina Ivanova in The Boulanger Legacy

    Behind the Scenes: Recording The Boulanger Legacy

    That Merel Vercammen is constantly looking for new challenges is something she proves with her new TRPTK production, The Boulanger Legacy, a thematically curated album in which the music of Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) and her students are the common thread. “Her influence on the music of the twentieth century has been gigantic,” Vercammen says. The …

  • Joachim Eijlander - Dark Fire recording blog

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Dark Fire

    A musical bridge between East and West, is how cellist Joachim Eijlander proposed this project – music by Saygun (Turkey), Cassadó (Spain), Tsintsadze (Georgia), and traditional music from Armenia. On a beautiful and very old gut-stringed cello played by one of our country’s top cellists. And as a bonus, lots of collaborations with other musicians, …

  • Recording Blog: The Schumann Collection Vol. 1

    Behind the Scenes: Recording The Schumann Collection, Vol. 1

    We met Nicolas van Poucke at the very start of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. A young, brilliant pianist who wanted to record a collection of Schumann’s works for solo piano (and perhaps more) with us, used this time to get reacquainted with some works he had been playing for a long while: Carnaval Op.9, Fantasiestücke …

  • Obscure Atlas - Maya Fridman, Konstantyn Napolov, Helena Basilova 01

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Obscure Atlas

    Let us start off by thanking the wonderful people at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (NL) from the bottom of our hearts for this opportunity to record at their legendary Grote Zaal (Big Hall). It’s been a blast. When Konstantyn, Helena and Maya suggested to record Aart Strootman’s piece Obscure Atlas, and Daniel Wohl’s Microscope, two pieces …

  • Behind the Scenes: Recording Silent City

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Silent City

    Almost exactly two months ago, we found ourselves in at the start of a lockdown due to a world-wide pandemic. As the world shut down, the culture industry went with it. Concerts, recording sessions, rehearsals, everything got cancelled to try and ward this virus up from picking up steam, to flatten the curve as it …

  • Behind the Scenes: Recording songs by Paul E. Gay

    Behind the Scenes: Recording songs by Paul E. Gay

    I just got back from this recording session and just had to write about it. It’s just been so much fun to work with these incredible musicians and composer Paul Edward Gay, who’s written songs based on poetry by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and himself. On piano was Artem Belogurov (who’s already building up quite …

  • Behind the Scenes: Recording Halo

    Behind the Scenes: Recording Halo

    The piccolo is this tiny flute with seemingly no recognition as a serious solo instrument. This is mainly due to the small amount of repertoire from it, and so flutist Ilonka Kolthof set up the Dutch Piccolo Project to promote this great yet small instrument and its amazing pallette of sounds, by commissioning composers from …

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