MOMENTS OF VISION
A vocal ensemble comprised of four friends from the State Opera of Berlin is bringing together operatic intensity and their choral roots. The quartet performs a seven-song cycle for male voices, composed by tenor and composer Linard Vrielink. The cycle explores the meaning of life, death, and existence through Latin religious texts and poems by Thomas Hardy. With its blend of classical choral tradition and modern harmonies, the cycle features homogeneous, madrigal choir singing paired with operatic climaxes, resulting in a unique fusion of the old and the new.
Suk & Dvořák
Philharmonic String Quartet Berlin
The Philharmonic String Quartet Berlin presents works by Josef Suk and Antonín Dvořák with gripping precision and exciting colours. Although contrasting, the two pieces are still closely connected: Dvořák’s cheerful and dazzling String Quartet No. 13 composed during a period full of joy and carelessness, and the String Quartet No. 2 by Suk – Dvořák’s son-in-law, who premiered both of the recorded quartets himself – which was written after a deep crisis and depicts full, rich and heavy harmonies.
Emma Moore & Klara Hornig
Debussy, Ullmann, Krauss
Lush harmonies, opulence, metaphysical spheres, the spirit of the ending 19th century – this unites the three song cycles by Debussy, Krauss and Ullmann that Emma Moore and Klara Hornig combine on their first album. They portray Debussy from a rather unusually late Romantic perspective with “Cinq Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire” and induce the listener over Clemens Krauss’ impressionist-inspired “Acht Gesänge nach Gedichten von Rainer Maria Rilke” to the unique “Fünf Liebeslieder nach Ricarda Huch” by Viktor Ullmann.
Fremd bin ich eingezogen
Winterreise interkulturell (Schubert/Guth)
What does home mean? In Schubert‘s song cycle, we meet a traveller: a stranger, a homeless person, an unhappy lover, an aimless wanderer, torn between his dreams and bitter reality. The Asambura-Ensemble connects Schubert with Persian poems and music about strangeness and loneliness, developing new perspectives. “I arrived a stranger, a stranger I depart” – in view of the homelessness of so many refugees, this newly interpreted song cycle is highly up to date.
Bach Cello Suites
Juris Teichmanis presents his very unique interpretation of the complete Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. Flamboyant colours are created through the standard pitch of 400 Hertz and the choice of two historic instruments fitted with gut strings. The rarely heard Violoncello Piccolo with its additional fifth string reveals a surprising perspective at the end of the cycle in the sixth suite.
Who we are
We record, we publish, we discover unknown fields of classical music and give a platform to aspiring artists to uncover their revelations.
decurio was founded 2018 in Berlin by the recording producers Lukas Kowalski and Benedikt Schröder (visit LinkedIn profile). All across Europe, the young record label brings together exceptional people with the same aspiration: unique classical music.
The label aims to develop outstanding projects with exciting musical and intercultural concepts. Artists with different backgrounds dedicate themselves to chosen musical focuses, shedding new light on the familiar and bringing the unheard to the listeners by recording unknown works for the very first time.
In close cooperation with the artists, the record label supervises the productions from the first steps to the release concerts and always attaches importance to the highest technical recording standards and musical performances. Before, whilst and after the recording, we cover our musicians’ backs so that they can concentrate on the essential: the music.
decurio recordings can be found worldwide on streaming and download platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, IDAGIO, Qobuz, Tidal, HIGHRESAUDIO etc.) as well as physically in CD stores and online (JPC, Amazon, etc.) through the following distributors: