Audax Milestones is a new series of EPs and single releases presenting repertoire cornerstones in our catalogue. Johannes Pramsohler and the musicians of Ensemble Diderot have curated the series from their award-winning Audax releases. Available as downloads and on all streaming platforms. >>>
“Le résultat est époustouflant : ces pages ont rarement aussi bien sonné. [...] Quel sens des dynamiques, quelle variété d’articulations ! Jamais scolaire, la lecture de Duncumb semble guidée par un art consommé de la rhétorique qui donne toute son ampleur au contrepoint. [...] L’interprète ne se contente pas de nous tirer partout l’oreille, il nous invite à redécouvrir les possibilités du luth baroque. Fascinant.” DIAPASON
“The result is mind-boggling: these works rarely sounded so good. [...] What a sense of dynamics, what a variety of articulations! The reading of Duncumb seems guided by a consummate art of rhetoric which gives full scope to the counterpoint. [...] The performer invites us to rediscover the possibilities of the baroque lute. Fascinating.” DIAPASON
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Ensemble Diderot wins International Classical Music Award
The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has announced the winners for 2021. Ensemble Diderot is among the impressive range of laureates and receives the prestigious prize for their Berlin Album.
“I am particularly happy that our jury does not only focus on long-established musicians, but also closely monitors a wide variety of labels, allowing the discovery of outstanding recordings by young artists. For us, only musical quality and integrity are important.” Remy Franck, ICMA President
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Discover our cities series
“A plaudit-garnering series that throws fresh angles on
periods we thought we all knew.” GRAMOPHONE
Ensemble Diderot prides itself on its pioneering exploration of the Baroque trio sonata repertoire, carrying out extensive research in libraries across Europe to unearth and study significant but previously unknown Baroque works. In particular with their award-winning ‘Cities’ series, the four musicians are dedicated to shining new light on the rich music-making of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, providing historical and musicological insights into how music travelled and developed across major European cities at the time.
The first four albums of the series present important repertoire cornerstones alongside hidden gems from the earliest French and English trio sonatas through to late baroque and gallant music from Germany. A fascinating new cartography of baroque Europe as well as a plea for open borders and artistic exchange.
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