Quarterly Critic’s Choice

The best and most interesting new releases of the previous three months are awarded a place on the Quarterly Critic’s Choice. Evaluation criteria are artistic quality, repertoire value, presentation, and sound quality.

From 2014 onward, the Long Lists are stored directly with each Quarterly Critic’s Choice.

Quarterly Critic’s Choice

Quarterly Critic’s Choices before 2010

2/2001

2/2001

Published: 23. 05. 2001

Orchestral Music and Concertos

  • Anton Bruckner: Symphonie No. 7. RSO Stuttgart, Kurt Sanderling. Hänssler CD 93.027
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphonie No. 3. Franz Schubert: Rosamunde / Anton Webern: Orchesterstücke op. 6. Cornelia Kallisch (Alto), EuropaChorAkademie, SWR SO, Michael Gielen. Hänssler CD 93.017
  • Arnold Schönberg: Piano Concerto. Piano Pieces by Arnold Schönberg, Anton Webern and Alban Berg. Mitsuko Uchida (Piano), Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez. Philips 468 033-2 (Universal)

Chamber Music

  • Joseph Haydn: Complete String Quartets. The Angeles String Quartet. Philips 464 650-2 (Universal)
  • Nikolai Roslavets: Piano Trios Nos. 2-4. Trio Fontenay. Teldec 8573-82017-2 (Warner)

Keyboard Music

  • Franz Schubert: Sonata D 960; Klavierstücke D 946. Nikolaus Lahusen (Hammerklavier). Celestial harmonies 13195-2 (Naxos)
  • Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke op. 12. Maurice Ravel: Sonatine; Gaspard de la nuit. Martha Argerich (Piano), live in Amsterdam. EMI 5 57101 2
  • Historical Organs in Switzerland, Vol. 7: Wallis. Albert Bolliger (Organ). Sinus 6007 (PMS)
  • Georg Muffat: Apparatus musico-organisticus. Hans Christoph Becker-Foss (Organ). Ambiente ACD 2001

Opera and Musical

  • Antonín Dvorák: Wanda. Olga Romanko, Irina Tchistjakova, Peter Straka, Pavel Daniluk, Ivan Kusnjer, Michelle Breedt. Prager Kammerchor, Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester und -Chor, Gerd Albrecht. Orfeo C 149 003 F
  • Charming Weill. Max Raabe, Das Palast-Orchester, HK Gruber. RCA 98926 63513-2 (BMG)

Early Music

  • Marin Marais: Pièces de viole Vol. 2. Jérôme Hantaï and Alex Verzier (Gambe), Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord). Virgin Veritas 545448 2 (EMI)

Choral Works

  • Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle. Krassimira Stoyanova, Birgit Remmert, Steve Davislim, Hanno Müller-Brachmann. RIAS-Kammerchor. Marcus Creed. Harmonia mundi HMC 901724

Lieder and Vocal Recital

  • Renée Fleming: Arias. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras. Decca 467 049-2 (Universal)
  • Thomas Hampson: Verdi-Arias. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Richard Armstrong. EMI CDC 5 57113 2

Contemporary Classical Music

  • Salvatore Sciarrino: Lo spazio inverso; Muro d’orizzonte; Omaggio a Burri et al. ensemble recherche, Kwamé Ryan. Kairos 0012132 (edel)

Historical Recordings

  • Pjotr Tschaikowsky: Complete String Quartets. Borodin Quartett. Chandos CHAN 9871 (Koch)

Film Music

  • The Film Music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba. Chandos CHAN 9867 (Koch)

Spoken Word

  • Heinrich Mann: Der Untertan – Adaption for Radio Play. Der Hörverlag ISBN 3-89584-846-8

Recordings for Children and Youth

  • Ursel Scheffler: Kommissar Kugelblitz, Vol 1 – Die rote Socke. Read by Douglas Welbat. Deutsche Grammophon 469 980-4 (Universal)

Singer/Songwriter and German Songs

  • Georg Ringsgwandl: Gache Wurzn. Lawine 7243 80763 2 9 (EMI)

Traditional Ethnic Music

  • The Highlife Allstars: Sankofa. Network 37.992

World Music, Folk and Folklore

  • Uhrbrand – Lydom – Cahill: Spring. Laika 351 01 38 (Zomba)
  • Radio Tarifa: Cruzando el rio. World circuit WCD 026 (Warner)

Jazz and Blues

  • Jacky Terrasson: A Paris. Blue Note 7243 52763 7 (EMI)
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements: The Ascension to Light. RCA 74321 742192 (BMG)
  • Trygve Seim: Different Rivers. ECM 1744 (Universal)
  • Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band: Hanapepe Dream. T&M 017 (Indigo)

Pop and Rock

  • Leonard Cohen: Field Commander Cohen – Tour of 1979. Columbia 501 225 2 (Sony)
  • Bonnie Billy: Ease Down The Road. Domino Records Wig 89 (Zomba)
  • Jim White: No Such Place. Virgin 8 49911 2 (EMI)
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