Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
audite gives away a Christmas present: "Venite adoremus" by Gaston Marie Dethier with Johannes Geffert, organ.
2008 was a good year for audite. One notable highlight, amongst many other releases, was the spectacular discovery of ‘Porgy and Bess’: the German première of this Gershwin opera was recorded in 1952 amidst the wreckage of post-war Berlin. The audio tapes remained untouched and uncatalogued for over forty years in the archives of the former RIAS. The discovery was only made possible as a result of intensive research as well as through the close and long-term relationship that we enjoy with our partners at the radio and the archives. Apart from such highlights, audite deliberately issues diverse recordings, the common ground of which lies in the striking intensity of their interpretation. This subjective criterion is the musical and focal core of the label. It is the combination of the personal dedication of its personnel, the unusually slimline company structure and the international bias which have taken audite forward for many years. We therefore have no worries about the future: we hope you will join us in looking forward to another year full of discoveries!