The AUDITE label was founded by Friedrich Mauermann in Stuttgart in 1973. Brother of the former manager of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Erich Mauermann, he established his reputation primarily by releasing archive recordings of the Mahler Symphonies under the chief conductor of the time, Rafael Kubelík. In 2000, Mauermann transferred the AUDITE label to Ludger Böckenhoff, who had owned his own music production company, Fermate, since 1991. As a result of the merger, the label was renamed AUDITE Musikproduktion. Starting from the live recordings of the Mahler Symphonies with Rafael Kubelík and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra which originally represented AUDITE’s core repertoire, the label has gradually developed two focal points whilst maintaining its objective of making available to the public noteworthy repertoire in outstanding interpretations. Historical archive recordings, issued in close collaboration with the respective broadcasting corporations, remain one of AUDITE's cornerstones. New releases are the other core area, including complete editions (such as Shostakovich String Quartets, Beethoven String Quartets and Piano Trios, Edvard Grieg’s and Robert Schumann's Complete Symphonic Works, Louis Vierne's Organ Symphonies or Felix Mendelssohn's Complete Chamber Music for Strings) as well as new discoveries such as the works of Mendelssohn’s pupil Eduard Franck and his son, Richard Franck. AUDITE's current catalogue comprises more than 350 titles in CD, SACD and LP formats, available across the globe via respective distributors; in addition, AUDITE releases are available on download and streaming platforms. AUDITE's recordings have won many awards, including the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Cannes Classical Award, the Midem Classical Award, the International Classical Music Award, the Diapason d'Or and Gramophone Editor's Choice. In 2013, AUDITE was voted Label of the Year by the jury of the International Classical Music Awards. (Rondo DB)

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Country Germany
Started 1973
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