The Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik has announced this year’s OPUS KLASSIK-award winners. Albrecht Mayer was awarded in the category »Concert Recording Of The Year (Oboe)«. The awarding takes place on Sunday 9 October 2022 at Konzerthaus Berlin and will be televised on ZDF on the same day from 22:15.

Matthias Spindler (Compofactur), who was involved in this release as Arranger, Music Publisher and Music Engraver is very happy for the winner: Champagne & Chapeau!

Albrecht Mayer – Mozart: Works for Oboe and Orchestra

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arrangers: Matthias Spindler · Albrecht Mayer & Matthias Spindler
Tracks: Ave verum corpus – Motet for Cor anglais, Strings and Organ after K. 618 · Concerto in B-flat Major for Oboe, Harpsichord and Orchestra after K. 299 (297c) · Non temer, amato bene – Aria for Oboe d’amore, Fortepiano and Orchestra after K. 505 · Exsultate, jubilate – Motet for Oboe d’amore, Orchestra and Organ after K. 165 (158a)
Oboe, Oboe d’amore, Cor anglais & Musical Direction: Albrecht Mayer
Harpsichord, Fortepiano & Positive Organ: Vital Julian Frey
Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
ConcertMaster: Daniel Sepec

2021 Deutsche Grammophon
1CD |D|D|D| 483 8232 |G|H|
Int. Release Date: 04/2021
N.B.: Team Player (Arranger · Music Engraver · Music Preparation) · Music Publisher
2021 — Presto Editor’s Choice (April)
2021 — NDR Kultur CD der Woche (09.04.2021)
2021 — rbbKultur CD der Woche (12.04.–18.04.2021)
2022 — OPUS KLASSIK »Concert Recording Of The Year (Oboe)«
2021 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #2 (Belgium)
2021 — Gfk Entertainment Top 20 Klassik Charts #1 (Germany)
2021 — Deutsche Klassik Album-Charts #1 (Germany)
2021 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (Germany)
2021 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (Netherlands)
2021 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #2 (Spain)
2021 — iTunes Top Classical Music Albums Charts #1 (Switzerland)
2021 — iTunes Top Music Albums Charts #5 (Germany)

Albrecht Mayer says:
»Acknowledgements – I am particularly thankful to […] Matthias Spindler: your flexible response to my sometimes unusual suggestions for adaptation is worth its weight in gold.«

Matthias Spindler says:
»For me, Albrecht Mayer is the one and only oboist. What I am particularly proud of is that this absolutely exceptional artist asked me to collaborate with him for his brandnew Mozart album. Many thanks to Albrecht and DG for this special opportunity and really wonderful teamwork.«