Also this year audite is honored with an International Classical Music Award (ICMA): The portrait Maureen Forrester wins in the category Historical Recording. After numerous enthusiastic reviews from the international press the edition now receives one of the most important awards of the international music scene. The prodution is one of the 17 winners out of 321 nominations.
The Gala Concert and Award Ceremony will be hosted on April 1st 2017 by the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig.
The 16 members of the ICMA jury from 14 countries are without exception professional music critics of important magazines, online services and radio stations. Thus we are particularly happy about this award since it documents the expertise and the knowledgeable appreciation of the jury members for our production!
The ICMA jury:
Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), das Orchester (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), HRT (Croatia), IMZ (Austria), Kultura (Russia) MDR-Figaro (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (UK), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Resmusica.com (France), Rondo Classic (Finland), and Scherzo (Spain).
In total eight audite productions were nominated for the ICMA 2017.
Maureen Forrester was one of the few genuine alto singers during the period after 1945. Encouraged by Bruno Walter, she was one of the most important Mahler interpreters of her time. The recordings released here, for the first time, document her activities in the area of the Lied accompanied by piano to an extent unknown until now, including her collaboration with the legendary accompanist Michael Raucheisen.
More information about the ICMA can be found here.