After 30 years, and more than 70 international releases with companies like Philips/Polygram, RCA/BMG, and EMI, the Danish classical artists, recorder player Michala Petri and guitarist/lute player Lars Hannibal launch November the 1th 2006 their own recording label, OUR Recordings!
As the name suggests, their releases were intended to be mostly recordings where either Michala Petri or Lars Hannibal or both are involved. The idea was to have the full artistic and creative freedom and responsibility to record what they felt was necessary and consistent with their desire to explore new challenges.
To date, OUR Recordings has released 45 critically acclaimed recordings, and has earned international recognition, including the ECHO KLASSIK Award, and OPUS KLASSIK Award (Germany), four Grammy nominations (US) a Gramophone Award nomination (UK),
Diapason d´Or de l´année 2015 (France) ICMA 2016 Award and ICMA 2017 and 2019 nomination (International Classic Music Award) Danish Music Award (P2 Prize) 2016 and
2019 for Best Danish Release, 2021 “Listeners Prize” as Best Release, and 3 Danish Music Award nominations, FMA Award 2016, Gold and 2 Silver Global Music Awards, and
several Editor Choice in Gramophone and CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine.
Several ambitious cycles have already captivated collectors and critics alike, including the ‘East Meets West’ series and Michala Petri’s ongoing campaign to expand her instrument’s modern concerto literature with Recorder Concertos from various countries as well as works for recorder and choir. Also the series with music by late Danish composer Axel Borup-Jørgensen and the releases with Danish National Vocal Ensemble have been receiving overwhelming response.
The plans for the two next years releases are made and include vocal music by Ligety and Kodaly with Danish National Vocal Ensemble conducted by Markus Creed, solo guitar arrangements of songs by Danish icon Kim Larsen with guitar player Jesper Sivebæk and Bach 6 cello suites in new wind arrangements by Michala Petri.
OUR Recordings has a close collaboration with Grammy nominated producer Preben Iwan, www.timbremusic.dk and record mainly in DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz/32bit.
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