The recently released production György Kurtág: Scenes has been awarded a SUPERSONIC by the Luxembourg online magazin Pizzicato.
The historical release Quartetto Italiano - The complete RIAS Recordings received after several highest ratings by the national and international specialized press now also a Diapason d'or.
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.
Über die Musik des ungarischen Zeitgenossen György Kurtag wird oft behauptet, sie sei strikt in Kürzel verdichtet, gar unnahbar. Nun, die »Szenen eines Romans – 15 Gesänge zu Gedichten von Rimma Dalos« sind zwar je für sich kurz, aber durchaus sinnlich: Ein Liebesdrama, das Viktoriia Vitrenko in Russisch mit deftigem Temperament einerseits,
Ihr Repertoire entwickelte die schweizerisch solide studierte, zuverlässige, divenfreie Edith Mathis von den lyrischen Partien Mozarts bis gereifteren Fach der Mozart-Gräfin. Auch feinsinnig in Lied und Oratorien machte sie sich einen Namen, weil sie durch Akkuratesse, musikalische Ausdruckskraft und mädchenhaft zarte Schönheit überzeugte. Das kann auch
with Anna Geniushene, piano
Teatro Carlo Felice