From the very outset, our main field of activity has been classical music, particularly works for large orchestra, but also solo performers, chamber music and choral works. What they all have in common is that they are always recorded on location in natural spaces. The LIVING CONCERT SERIES embodies in a particular way the basic thinking behind the ACOUSENCE “labelphilosophy“. The audio media of this series are as a rule recorded under live conditions. The natural spontaneity of the concert situation, combined with our well-honed recording techniques, which can communicate those minutest of nuances that are so fundamentally important particularly for the atmosphere and emotional impact, provide you with your own very special "concert experience".

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

D major Op. 35 (1878)

Susanna Yoko Henkel, violin


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958):
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

for Double String Orchestra


Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
Jonathan Darlington


Susanna Yoko Henkel belongs to the leading violinists of the young generation. The most recent recording combines the enchanting atmosphere of a live performance with a multi-faceted interpretation and skillful adaptation. One seldom hears such a subtle detailed presentation, along with a firm sense for the large musical arches. Energy and a terrific tone, paired with technical brilliance promise the highest possible listening pleasure.


Has been awarded ECHO Klassik 2011 in the category "Concert Recording of the Year, 19th Century/Violin"



The New Organ of the Philharmonie Mercatorhalle Duisburg
Dedication Recital for the New Organ on 14. November 2009

Iveta Apkalna, Organ

Thomas Trotter, Organ



Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
Jonathan Darlington


With this new release a very special highlight of the long-standing partnership between the Duisburg Philharmonics under the baton of Jonathan Darlington and ACOUSENCE has been documented:  The venue of the Duisburg Philharmonics, the Philharmonie Mercatorhalle erected three years ago, got a big new concert organ built by Eule in an English/late romantic style at the beginning of the 2009/2010 season. The very first performance on this magnificent instrument, the dedication concert on 14th September 2009, immediately presented the opportunity to also publish this multifaceted programme on CD. In addition it was possible to employ two world-class organists as soloists for this concert: Iveta Apkala and Thomas Trotter.




Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904):
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra G minor

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849):
Impromptu No. 1 A-flat major (1837) Op. 29
Impromptu No. 2 F-sharp major (1840) Op. 36
Impromptu No. 3 G-flat major (1843) Op. 51
"Fantasie" Impromptu No. 4 C-sharp minor (1835) Op. 66


Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky (1840-1893):
"Doumka" C minor, Ukrainian village scene (1886) Op. 59
"Natha-valse" (1882) Op. 51 No. 4
"Nocturne" from the incidental music to "The Snow Maiden" (1873) Op. 12 (Transcription: Alexander Siloti)


Duisburger Philharmoniker (Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra)
Jonathan Darlington