The audite production Prokofiev: The Violin Concertos with Franziska Pietsch and the DSO under Cristian Măcelaru was included in the Quarterly Critics' Choice and thus won a German Critics' Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik").
The first part of the series Jorge Bolet: The RIAS Recordings has already received outstanding reviews in Germany and abroad. The follow-up volume with works by Liszt, released at the end of January, now also received widespread media acclaim and has been awarded with a SUPERSONIC by the trade magazine Pizzicato.
We are very happy about this appreciation of competent music critics!
Also this year audite is honoured with an International Classical Music Award (ICMA). The Quartetto di Cremona convinced the jury with two recordings at once - Vol. 7 and 8 of the Complete Edition of Beethoven's String Quartets - and is the winner 2018 in the category Chamber Music.
For the January issue of the trade magazine Fono Forum label owner Ludger Böckenhoff explains Norbert Hornig the audite policy concerning historical archive recordings. Here you can read the full article!
"The Quartetto di Cremona is the ECHO Klassik Prizewinner in the Category Chamber Music Recording, 19th Century Music for Strings."
On October 29th the Quartetto di Cremona accepted the ECHO KLASSIK 2017 at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie from the hands of Thomas Gottschalk for the recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's Complete String Quartets, Vol VII.
Two new CDs were introduced in one go by Franziska Pietsch, her Trio Lirico and pianist Detlev Eisinger on October 13th in Berlin: Prokofiev's Violin Concertos (DSO Berlin, Cristian Macelaru) and the String Trios and the Piano Quartet in A minor by Max Reger. The program of the Album Release Concert in the Maison de France included excerpts from the chamber music producion and - as a "representative" for Prokofievs Violin Concertos - his Violin Sonata No. 2. The audience of ca. 70 people followed the brilliant music performances and interviews with unabated interest up to the very end, and rewarded the artists and the presenter with long-lasting applause.
157 jurors from 32 specialist juries have chosen 258 productions (CDs, DVDs and audio books) from new releases of the last quarter and nominated them for the Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") 4/2017 of the German Record Critics' Award (PdSK), which will be issued on November 15th.
Among these are also two audite productions:
Dvořák: Cello Concerto & Klid - Bloch: Schelomo with Marc Coppey and the DSO Berlin under the baton of Kirill Karabits was nominated in the category "concerts", Complete works for String Trio by Milhaud and Martinu with the Jacques Thibaud String Trio was chosen in the category "chamber music".
We are very happy about this appreciation!
A unique and great privilege in a musician's life: after completing the Beethoven String Quartet cycle, which was honoured with a lot of notable awards - especially the ECHO KLASSIK -, the four musicians of the Quartetto di Cremona now assumes from the Nippon Music Foundation the so-called 'Paganini Quartet' - a set of two violins, a viola and a cello by the famous luthier Stradivari and once owned by virtuoso violinist Paganini.
So they join into the list of prestigious ensembles such as the Tokyo Quartet or the Hagen Quartet, which were also allowed to play these instruments on loan.
The recently released final production of the 8-part series of all Beethoven String Quartets with the Quartetto Cremona is no exception. This also holds the level of outstanding recordings and, like the previous parts, was awarded with a SUPERSONIC by the renowned trade magazine Pizzicato.
We are very happy about this appreciation!
The 20th anniversary of the October Revolution in 1937 triggered many patriotic works, including this one… One could say this is a propaganda piece but at the same time there’s truth in it. While Prokofiev had to make compromises – he originally used only text by Lenin, but was then told to add words by Stalin too – he still remained true to
A brand new LvB cycle of the super-budget variety. Martin Rasch is a forty-something German pianist who did the competition circuit and has taught since the early years of the century at his alma mater in Munich, where he counted Gerhard Oppitz among his teachers. This cycle was recorded between August 2014 and August 2016 in Munich, and was released on
Palazzo della Cultura di Messina
Werke von W.A.Mozart, Ottorino Respighi und Franz Schubert
Schloss Glienicke, Berlin