153 jurors from 32 specialist juries have chosen 252 productions (CDs, DVDs and audio books) from new releases of the last quarter and nominated them for the Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") 3/2019 of the German Record Critics' Award (PdSK), which will be issued on August 14th.
In the category "historical releases" the audite production Quartetto Italiano - The complete RIAS Recordings was nominated.
We are very happy about this appreciation!
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On May 10th, this year's International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) were awarded in Lucerne. The audite production Sergei Prokofiev: Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution won in the category Choral. The winners were introduced and honoured with a festive award ceremony and a top-class galaconcert with the Lucerne Symphony under Lawrence Foster.
The jury consists exclusively of professional critics for classical music from international media. This guarantees the high level and the independency of the ICMA. Both makes the ICMA the most important international music award, a similar concept on international level cannot be found elsewhere. Thus we feel particularly honoured to receive an ICMA!
A total of 11 audite productions was nominated for the International Music Awards 2019. Among them new releases with Kirill Karabits and the Staatskapelle Weimar, Marc Coppey/Peter Laul, Niek de Groot/Elina Vähälä, Ulrike Hofbauer/Thilo Hirsch and Christoph Schickedanz. In the field of historical releases productions from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL series (Furtwängler, Milstein/Markevitch/Ansermet) and from the RIAS archive (Ferenc Fricsy, Jorge Bolet Vol. I+II) were nominated.
On Saturday, 6th of October 2018, 16:03 pm (rerun Thursday, 11th of October 2018, 22:06 pm), Swiss Radio SRF 2 Kultur will broadcast excerpts of the Beethoven edition to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Swiss Piano Trio. The focus lies on volume V of the Complete Works for Piano Trio by Beethoven, released in October 2018. This volume includes the famous Triple Concerto recorded together with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Sometimes a personal voice can be hard to describe. The music is very familiar, yet somehow this Italian pianist manages to make it all seem as though created on the spur of the moment – every phrase feels like part of an ongoing soliloquy. Andrea Lucchesini has an unusual pedigree among Schubertians. He has been a noted modernist: as a close collaborator
György Kurtag, der Meister der musikalischen Miniatur, benötigt oft nur wenige Takte, ja eine Hand voll Noten, um Welten von größter Ausdrucksintensität und musikalischer Fülle zu entfalten. Dabei birgt selbst das scheinbar Einfache wie ein gebrochener Akkord einen oft ungeahnten Reichtum, während das Vielschichtige und Querständige in Kurtags Musik
Mitunter taucht die Frage auf, wie eine Ausnahmebegabung wie Johann Sebastian Bach in der Thüringer Provinz heranreifen konnte. Diese Fragestellung verkennt die enorme kunsthistorische Bedeutung Mitteldeutschlands in den vergangenen Jahrhunderten. So entstammt auch „der“ Bach einer Musikerfamilie, aus der zahlreiche bedeutende Komponisten hervorgingen.