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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
CAvi-music, sometimes also known as C-AVI or AVI Service for Music, is a German classical record label based in Cologne. AVI appears to be an acronym for Andreas von Imhoff, a German musicologist born in 1948, who worked for EMI for twenty-seven years before founding his own company. (There appears to be no connection with American Variety International / AVI Records.)
Since 2005, von Imhoff has been releasing hand-selected productions on CAvi music, with a special emphasis on chamber music productions and on young talents. He created an additional label, SoloVoce, in 2009, for operatic projects, and the sub-label AVI Musica Autentica in 2012 for performances using period instruments,
Further information: avi-music.de
CD Spotlight. Absolutely Superlative - Gerald Fenech listens to Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung' from 'The Ring on the Rhine'. 'The performance eschews grandeur from beginning to end, and both singers and orchestra respond magnificently.'
CD Spotlight. Utterly Different - Schubert's 'Winterreise' by Markus Schäfer and Tobias Koch, reviewed by Patrick Maxwell. 'Both performers are very good musicians.'