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.

NEW: Long List 3/2024, published on 5th July 2024

Quarterly Critic’s Choice

Crossover Productions


Compositions and Arrangements by Andrés Rosales, Hassan Skaf, Antonio Vivaldi, Pejman Jamilpanah, Peter Klohmann, Rabie Azar. Bridges-Kammerorchester, Nabil Shehata, Gregor A. Mayrhofer, Harish Shankar. Bridges – Musik verbindet 0730706001123 (directly sales)

Twenty-eight instrumentalists from a variety of cultures make up the »Bridges – Musik verbindet« chamber orchestra. A stroke of luck for the audience that these often migratory paths crossed! Leaving the stylistic isolation did not lead to a potpourri of arbitrariness. Played on the instruments of the respective homeland, folk music, funk, and Frankfurt-basement-jazz, flute choirs, and baroque folia flow together and form a refreshing river that carries you away. The title piece translates the dialectic of identity and integration into a language of sound and rhythm that expands the heart when listening – coherent and full of surprises. For the jury: Nikolaus Gatter