First CD wins Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

The NDR Radiophilharmonie has won a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (see here) for their first CD with chief conductor Andrew Manze: Mendelssohn’s first and third symphonies on the Pentatone label.

This is the first installment of a cycle of Mendelssohn’s mature symphonies. Numbers four and five are ‘in the pipeline’, and no. 2 Lobgesang will be recorded in Hannover next month.