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  • Teaser für FurtwaenglerLP.jpg Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler - conducting the Berlin Philharmonic on 14 LPs
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  • Teaser 92575 Schumann_Harada.jpg Hideyo Harada | Schubert
  • Teaser Barry McDaniel_audite 23426.jpg Barry McDaniel sings Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Duparc, Ravel & Debussy
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  • LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances _ Teaser.jpg LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances
  • 21424 Teaser Amadeus Quartett Beethoven.jpg The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Recordings - Beethoven
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  • Katchen plays Liszt, Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin.jpg Julius Katchen plays Liszt, Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin
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News | International Classical Music Award (ICMA) for audite

​On April 12 this year's International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) were awarded in Warsaw during the Ludwig van Beethoven Festival. audite won in the category Historic Recordings with the 12 CD Celibidache Edition. Statement of the Jury: „Thanks to its great expertise in remastering archive recordings, Audite presents a highly interesting and revelatory overview of the early Celibidache years, with a young, fiery conductor: a far cry from the Zen maestro we knew when he was at the summit of his career." more…

Apr 14, 2014 | Sabine Wiedemann | Comments (0)

News & Rezension & Release | Also Diapason d'Or for LUCERNE FESTIVAL production

After the latest part of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL series "Claudio Abbado conducts Schubert, Beethoven & Wagner"  recently have been awarded with a La Clef du mois of the French online magazine Resmusica, now also the first part of this series "Clara Haskil plays Mozart - Robert Casadesus plays Beethoven" received one of the most prestigious awards in the classical music market. The French journal Diapason gave this production in their current April issue a Diapason d'Or. more…

Apr 3, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum | Comments (0)

News & Rezension & Release & Artists | Terrific start of new Abbado production

​Already three days after releasing the production "Claudio Abbado conducts Schubert, Beethoven & Wagner", part five of the series LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, it was awarded by the Frensh online magazine ResMusica with a La clef du mois.

Apr 2, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum | Comments (0)

News & Release & Artists | Nomination for German Record Citics' Award

The production E. Franck: Piano Trios II with Swiss Piano Trio was registered on the Longlist of German Record Critics' Award (PdSK) and therefore was nominated for the Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") of PdSK.
We are very happy about this appreciation!

Mar 18, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum | Comments (0)

News & Release | Abbado release now available at iTunes

​Claudio Abbado (1933-2014) was closely associated with LUCERNE FESTIVAL for nearly five decades. In memory of this exceptional conductor, three live recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, made in the summers of 1978 and 1988, are issued here for the first time, revealing all elements of his art: a rousing vitality and emotional immediacy, radiant orchestral splendour and structural transparency.
The album Claudio Abbado conducts Schubert, Beethoven & Wagner (LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. V) will be released on 14th of March 2014. Until then there is the chance of downloading the complete album at iTunes for a preferential price of € 6,99!

Mar 5, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum

News & Award & Rezension & Artists & Release | ICMA and Diapason d'Or for Celibidache edition

​The 13 CD-Box Sergiu Celibidache: The Berlin recordings with historical recordings from 1945-1957 of this legendary conductor was decorated in the current issue of french trade magazine Diapason with a Diapason d'Or.
Above all the edition also won the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) in the category historical recordings.
The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place on April 12th during the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, the participating orchestra will be the Polish Iuventus Orchestra conducted by José Maria Florêncio. more…

Mar 5, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum | Comments (0)

News | Video: Claudio Abbado - LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances

​In memory of Claudio Abbado, who died on 20 January 2014 and who was closely associated with LUCERNE FESTIVAL for nearly five decades, audite and LUCERNE FESTIVAL are issuing three previously unreleased live recordings, approved by the conductor himself. Release date is March 14th. You can find a preview in the accompanying video.

Feb 25, 2014 | Sabine Wiedemann | Comments (0)

News | Star of the year 2013

For the ninth time the local newspapers Neue Westfälische, Haller Kreisblatt and Lippische Landes-Zeitung honoured their selected stars of the year for special cultural activities.

From the 52 protagonists who were decorated in 2013 with a star of the week, twelve winners - including label boss Ludger Böckenhoff - had been selected as stars of the year. The award ceremony takes place on 24th of February in Bielefeld.

Feb 24, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum | Comments (0)

News | Concert & CD Presentation Requiem (Hansjörg Fink, trombone / Elmar Lehnen, organ)

​On Friday, March 7th Hansjörg Fink (trombone) and Elmar Lehnen (organ) introduce their SACD Requiem with a presentation concert and interviews. Experience the synthesis of traditional requiem chants and improvisation, of age-old tradition and vibrant, jazzy joie de vivre at the original recording location, the Papal Marienbasilika in Kevelaer/Germany with its impressive Seifert organ.

Feb 21, 2014 | Sabine Wiedemann | Comments (0)

News & Release & Artists | German Record Critics’ Award for audite

​In the first quarter of 2014 audite won a German Critics' Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik"). This time the jury awarded the price to the first volume of our new series R. Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln under the direction of Heinz Holliger.

Feb 18, 2014 | Wencke Wallbaum | Comments (0)