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ECM Recording with “Amicta Sole” by Alexander Knaifel Receives German Recording Critics’ Prize

The CD recording of Alexander Knaifel’s work “Amicta Sole” with performers including Mstislav Rostropovich and the State Hermitage Orchestra has been awarded the German Recording Critics’ Prize (top of the list, February 2005) in the category of contemporary music. This is not the only success that has motivated Manfred Eicher, ECM owner and producer, to issue further works of Knaifel on his exclusive label. Another Knaifel CD has been announced for next year. Discographic information on the prize CD is as follows:

Alexander Knaifel: Amicta Sole. Mstislav Rostropovich (violoncello), Tatiana Melentieva (soprano), Glinka Choral College Boys’ Choir, State Hermitage Orchestra, cond. Arkady Shteinlukht. ECM New Series 1731 bzwi 472 0832 (Universal)