amarcord’s recent album „Rastlose Liebe“ („Restless Love“) has won the renowned ECHO Classical Award 2010 in the category „Choir Recording 18th/19th century“. With their 10th CD-production, the singers take a stroll through the musical Leipzig of the 19th century. This anniversary recording is a reverence to the hometown of the five world-class vocalists who obviously feel very much at home in this repertoire. Besides the compositions of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Robert Schumann, it is especially the today hardly known composers Marschner, Steinacker, Mühling and Zöllner who make this CD so remarkable.
Germany’s most important classical music awards went to 61 winners in 21 categories. On the listing besides amarcord are, among others, Lang Lang, Albrecht Mayer, Janine Jansen, Arabella Steinbacher, Cecilia Bartoli and Jonas Kaufmann. The presentation of the awards will take place at the Philharmonie Essen on 17th October 2010. The German TV channel ZDF will broadcast the event live (10 p.m.) under the title „Echo der Stars“.
On August 13th, amarcord started into the new season with its traditional „Summer Serenade“ in Leipzig – the 1111th concert in the ensemble’s career. Further highlights of autumn 2010 will include a first concert tour to Siberia as well as performances in France, Belgium, Norway and the USA.