Quarterly prize for the album "Sterne steigen dort..."
15.11.2023: The album "Sterne steigen dort..." was awarded the quarterly prize from the German Record Critics' Award today and is on the list of the best 4/2023.
The 155 jurors of the PDSK selected the 27 winning titles from all new releases of the last quarter for the Best List 4/2023. A total of 238 titles were on the longlist.
Elisabeth Richter explained the decision as follows: "Maria Herz (1878-1950) became more successful when she added the male Albert to her name. The intensity of her music is moving. It is dense, expressive, charming and imaginative. The album title »Sterne steigen dort…« is taken from a line of poetry by Stefan George; the five orchestral songs based on texts by the symbolist composer are full of enigmatic sounds. Christoph Maria Wagner has arranged them effectively for chamber music ensemble. The Asasello Quartet, the E-MEX Ensemble and Christiane Oelze explore this music with versatility, sensitivity and passion of the very highest level. It is good that the composer is finally being rediscovered."
See the CD at the GENUIN catalogue
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