The meaning of "tonzauber"
"Tonzauber" is put together from the German word "ton" which means "sound", and "zauber", which translates to "magic". Our aim during the process of recording is to conserve the music's magic, which is often found in live concerts, but absent in records or broadcasts.
People behind tonzauber
Since its foundation in 1998, tonzauber has been responsible for a number of national and international recordings and releases.
But tonzauber is not only a company; tonzauber is also a team of people who make good sound happen.
Georg Burdicek, Recording Engineer
Georg Burdicek is the original founder of tonzauber. He is often characterized as patient, good-natured and reliable. His references include recordings with world-renowned artists such as NicolausGeorg Burdicek is the original founder of tonzauber. He is often characterized as patient, good-natured and reliable. His references include recordings with world-renowned artists such as Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Milan Horvat, Dmitri Sitkovetzky, Elina Garanca, Joe Zawinul and many others.
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Michael Haas, Executive and Recording Producer
From 1978 to 2000, Michael Haas has more than 20 years experience as an executive and recording producer for both Universal Music Group's Decca/London and the Sony Classical labels. Since 2000, he has continued to produce recordings released by many other major labels such as Deutsche Grammophon , EMI and most recently, Opera Rara. While still at Decca, he was producer for Sir Georg Solti for over 10 years winning several Grammies, before leaving for Sony to work with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic as well as working in 1994 as Vice President of A&R in New York.
Martin Saini, Recording Engineer
During the past years, Martin Saini has become a core member of the tonzauber family. In addition to his engineering skills, Martin is also an active musician playing the oboe.
With his creative yet logical way of thinking, he always comes up with good solutions for even the most difficult situations.
Gottfried Zawichowski, Producer
Gottfried Zawichowski is a real multitalent: producer, engineer, music scientist, conductor and Master of Economics. Of course, he also leads a choir and regularly conducts larger ensembles.
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Edwin Hausl, Producer
Edwin Hausl is one of the doyens of recording. With over 50 years of musical experience, he works with pragmatism and know-how. His references are too long to be listed here, but include sessions with Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm and Leonard Bernstein.
Edwin Hausl at IMDb
Reinhold Rieger, Recording Engineer and Producer
Reinhold Rieger, a lecturer at Vienna's University for Music and Performing Arts, is well known for his string-quartet and chamber-music productions. His references include many recordings with world famous ensembles which were often honoured with international awards.