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

Recordings for Children and Youth

Jens Digel: Vielfalter

Self-published 4064832932157 (direct sales)

When you open this CD cover, its wings unfold. Such lovingly designed details arouse curiosity about the 13 songs Jens Digel has written and set to music, which he also sings himself: inspiring miniatures of inner strength, of fantasy, of joyful affirmation, and playful juggling with language for younger listeners. As colourful as the detailed booklet is the musical arrangement, which cheerfully includes children singing along. A lively listening experience that adults will also enjoy. For the jury: Regina Himmelbauer