After 30 years, and more than 70 international releases with recording companies like Philips/Polygram, RCA/BMG, and EMI, the Danish classical artists, recorder player Michala Petri and guitarist/lute player Lars Hannibal launched their own recording label, OUR Recordings on the first of November, 2006!
As the name suggests, their releases were intended to be mostly recordings featuring Michala Petri and/or Lars Hannibal. 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.
In 2022 the Petri/Hannibal Duo celebrate their 30th Anniversary.
Future plans will also include collaborations with high profiled Danish artists, ensembles and composers on releasing their projects to an international audience.
To date, OUR Recordings has released 48 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.
Upcoming releases include:
Poul Ruders: Harpsichord Concerto with Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord, and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam.
Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps, with the four solo players from Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Christina Åstrand - violin. Johnny Teyssier - clarinet, Henrik Dam Thomsen - cello and Per Salo – piano).
Olivier Messiaen Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus with Kristoffer Hyldig, piano.
Lars Hannibal: Tang Dynasty Poems, with Stephen Yeseta, counter tenor, Lars Hannibal, guitar, Gert Mortensen, percussion, Xu Ziling, erhu and Michala Petri, recorder.
Baroque Masterworks for Recorder, Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, featuring the Petri/Perl/ Esfahani Trio (Michala, recorder, Hille Perl, viola da gamba and Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord)
J. S. Bach: The 6 Cello Suites in new arrangements by Michala Petri. Scores will also be published and available for purchase on www.michalapetrimusic.com
ALL albums will be available on all major streaming platforms and in Dolby Atmos!
The “OUR Recordings Sound” has been developed in close collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Preben Iwan, (www.timbremusic.dk) and are available in nearly every resolution, including DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz/32bit.
OUR Recordings cover art and graphics are made by CEZBP. Lise Mierca, webmaster (email@example.com).
OUR Recordings is distributed globally by NAXOS (www.naxos.com).