TACET combines a circle of excellent musicians who receive regular accolades of praise from the music critics. (On the relevant product pages you can find links to the reviews.) We truly value our artists and take care to work with them long-term so that their tremendous artistic talent can always develop and flourish.
A good example is the Abegg Trio: since 1982 we have produced more than thirty meticulously worked recordings made under the best conditions. Today the Abegg Trio’s recording of Beethoven’s Piano Trios, made in 1988, is still rated as one of the milestones in recording history.
Evgeni Koroliov’s very first recording, made in 1990, of the “Art of Fugue” by Johann Sebastian Bach, is “a yardstick no-one is likely to overreach soon,” ascertained the Süddeutscher Rundfunk. This is still true today. Koroliov’s TACET series has grown steadily and now comprises more than ten productions, and there are a number of further projects in the pipeline.
It is a wonderful experience to observe such a great artist or ensemble grow and mature with the years; with the many recordings we made with the Auryn Quartet we often thought that there was no improving on the degree of intensity of their harmonious playing; and many a time we were pleasantly disillusioned!
In December 2007 the Auryn Quartet started the immense project of comprehending, performing and recording all of Joseph Haydn’s 68 quartets in their special, original form: as meticulous, accurate interpretations over the course of several years. This is the crowning (to date) of their long creative process under TACET’s aegis.
So it is not surprising that the recordings by the TACET artists have grown into proper series, such as the “Lindemann series” or the “Gaede Trio series”. In addition there are also series dedicated to specific topics, e.g. the first systematic production of the Welte-Mignon catalogue. Browse though our programme. You will be amazed how many treasures you discover!
>> Evgeni Koroliov
>> Auryn Quartet
>> Abegg Trio
>> Hartmut Lindemann
>> Markus Schirmer
>> Erika Haase
>> Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
>> Daniel Gaede
>> Gaede Trio
>> Sächsisches Vocalensemble
>> Welte Mignon Mystery Series