Our production “Schubert String Quartets Vol. III” with the Mandelring Quartet was included in the Quarterly Critics’ Choice (“Bestenliste”) of the German Record Critics’ Award (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”).
The lists recommend new releases which merit special attention for the quality of interpretation and for their value to the repertoire. These lists provide a candid picture of new releases which, in the jury’s opinion, are of outstanding importance when judged on purely artistic and audiophile grounds.
Each recording of the Schubert series with the Mandelring Quartet combines a renowned quartet with a less known work: On Vol. III you find the famous quartet in G major D 887 (op. post. 161), on Vol. II the quartet in A minor D. 804, Op. 29 (“Rosamunde”) and on Vol. I the quartet D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”).
Also, the Mandelring Quartet releases a complete edition of Shostakovitch’s string quartets at audite. Vol. I is already available. And the series “Brahms and his contemporaries” will be continued as well; so far available is “Brahms & Gernsheim”.