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Aug 9, 2021 | Sabine Wiedemann | News audite jubilees in August

​August marks the anniversaries of no less than three important artists:
Soprano Agnes Giebel was born on August 10th 1921, we congratulate on her 100th birthday! In addition, two great conductors passed away 25 years ago: August 11th 1996 is the 25th anniversary of the death of Rafael Kubelík, he died in Lucerne at the age of 82; on August 14th 1996, also 25 years ago, Sergiu Celibidache died near Paris at the age of 84.

Music lovers owe thanks to all three artists for fantastic recordings, a whole series is available at audite:
Agnes Giebel with Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Bach Cantatas
Rafael Kubelík e.g. with the legendary live recordings of Gustav Mahler's symphonies with the Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
Sergiu Celibidache in portrait:
The complete RIAS recordings (3CDs)
The Berlin recordings (13CDs
) - momentarily available as download only

Jul 5, 2021 | Wencke Wallbaum | News New Mandelring Quartett production on the longlist of German Record Critics' award (PdSK)

156 jurors from 32 specialist juries have chosen 277 productions (CDs, DVDs and audio books) from new releases of the last quarter and nominated them for the Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") 3/2021 of the German Record Critics' Award (PdSK), which will be issued on August 16th.

Among these is also an audite production: Ravel & La Tombelle: String Quartets with the Mandelring Quartett was nominated in the category "Chamber Music I".

We are very happy about this appreciation!

Jun 29, 2021 | Sabine Wiedemann | News ICMA Award Ceremony & Gala Concert: Franziska Pietsch & SOL

​On June 27, this year's ICMAs were awarded in Vaduz and numerous prize winners were presented in a top-class gala concert with the Lichtenstein Symphony Orchestra (SOL) under Yaron Traub. Also audite was again honored with an International Classical Music Award (ICMA): The jury's choice in the category "Chamber Music" was the production Fantasque with Franziska Pietsch (violin) and Josu De Solaun (piano). As Josu De Solaun was unfortunately unable to attend the event, Franziska Pietsch performed as soloist with the orchestra. She shone in Ravel's "Tzigane" and once again proved her outstanding musical and technical abilities.

May 18, 2021 | Sabine Wiedemann | News audite jubilees in May

In May, three audite artists and composers celebrate their anniversaries: May 18th is the 110th anniversary of Gustav Mahler's death, as well as the 50th birthday of Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling; and May 20th is the 125th anniversary of Clara Schumann's death. Enough reason to point out the audite productions of the jubilees:

* Gustav Mahler, e.g. the legendary live recordings with Rafael Kubelik and the Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks;

* Camilla Tilling in Grieg's 6 Orchestral Songs (WDR Sinfonieorchester / Eivind Aadland), available as Vol. V of "Grieg - Complete Syphonic Works" or as part of the 5-SACD boxed set.
* Clara Schumann with her Piano Trio in G minor. (Swiss Piano Trio).

We hope you will enjoy these recordings!

Apr 19, 2021 | Wencke Wallbaum | News Two audite productions on new longlist of German Record Critics' award (PdSK)

153 jurors from 32 specialist juries have chosen 272 productions (CDs, DVDs and audio books) from new releases of the last quarter and nominated them for the Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") 2/2021 of the German Record Critics' Award (PdSK), which will be issued on May 14th.

Among these are also two audite productions: Francesco Venturini: Concerti with la festa musicale was nominated in the categories "Early Music" and „Concerts" - Jean-Baptiste Dupont plays Widor: Symphony No. 8 in the category „Keyboard Instruments II".

We are very happy about this appreciation!

Apr 15, 2021 | Wencke Wallbaum | News SUPERSONIC for Mandelring Quartett

Our current April release Ravel & La Tombelle: String Quartets with the Mandelring Quartett has been awarded a SUPERSONIC by the Luxembourg trade magazine Pizzicato.

Reviewer Remy Franck writes: "The Mandelring now adds another outstanding recording. [...] On the one hand, the interpretation is marked by fervor, ardor, and tense; [...] on the other hand, transparency, sophistication, and sensuality are not lacking."

We are very happy about this appreciation of expert music critics!

Mar 15, 2021 | Wencke Wallbaum | News TOP 20 Classical Music Charts

​Our February release Francesco Venturini: Concerti with la festa musicale reached as a newcomcer directly #18 in the German Classical Music Charts

We are very happy about this great success!

Dec 17, 2020 | Sabine Wiedemann | News Vivat, vivat: Birthday offers for the Beethoven anniversary

​On December 17th, Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday remains an outstanding event despite all Corona circumstances! We at audite also want to celebrate this special occasion, especially since our catalogue includes an astonishing number of Beethoven recordings. We are presenting two interesting offers at a special price in December:
* Beethoven Anniversary Series, especially compiled for the occasion, at the "bargain price" of 19.99 EUR (7 recordings, including 2 double CDs and a SACD)
* Complete Works for Piano Trio by Beethoven with the Swiss Piano Trio at the unbeatable price of 39.99 EUR (6 CDs including the recently published Vol. 6 and the Triple Concerto)
Take the offers while stocks last!


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Musik: Notari, Romanesca Intime Töne von Angelo Notari einem wohl 1566 geborenen Komponisten, dessen Werken wir heute eher selten begegnen. Und so gibt es auch auf diesem Album einige Weltersteinspielungen wie die eben gehörte. Man weiß recht wenig über ihn, Notari muss wohl einige Werke des berühmten Monteverdi bearbeitet haben und das tat er sicher

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Diese CD mit Aufnahmen vom Lucerne Festival beginnt mit einer Rarität, dem äußerst beschwingt und quicklebendig gespielten Hindemith-Konzert für Bläser, Harfe und Orchester, das der damals 76-jährige Böhm 1970 in Luzern dirigierte. Sehr reizvoll ist, wie er die verspielte Verschmitztheit des Komponisten vortrefflich zum Ausdruck bringt. Der