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Two Accentus Music productions on Arte this Sunday!


Sunday, 23 October, 2016 on Arte:

18h35: Nikolaj Znaider plays Beethoven more information here

23h35: Zhu Xiao-Mei – How Bach defeated Mao more information here

Tune in!

“The Pianist of Yarmouk” wins the Grand Prix Golden Prague!

We’re thrilled – our documentary in co-production with ZDF “The Pianist of Yarmouk” (directed by Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk) has been awarded with the Grand Prix at the International Television Festival Golden Prague! Here’s the jury’s explanation: ” ‘Ayham Ahmad: The Pianist of Yarmouk’ demonstrates the power of music to sustain an individual through horrific suffering. Reveals with elegance and subtlety, the use of music to make peaceful protest and to inspire others who are going through intolerable suffering. The film creates a sense of hope and optimism despite the tragic circumstances that are presented, because of a young man’s undying spirit, his love of music and his use of music to communicate a crucial message to the world.”



The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival live on Arte Concert


Every year in summer some of the best musicians worldwide meet in Israel for The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival founded by Elena Bashkirova. This year, the 19th Festival, is dedicated to interrelated composers like Brahms/Schumann, Bartók/Kodály or Schubert/Beethoven and many more – played by artists like Sir András Schiff, Baiba Skride or Emmanuel Pahud. Three concerts will be broadcast live on Arte Concert:


Thursday 8 September, CEST 18:30              click here for the livestream

Henri Dutilleux
Oboe Sonata
Francois Leleux, oboe, Eric Le Sage, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Quintet,  op. 16
Francois Leleux, oboe; Paul Meyer, clarinet; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn;
Gilbert Audin, bassoon;  Elena Bashkirova, piano

Johannes Brahms 
Horn Trio, op. 40
Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Baiba Skride, violin; Kirill Gerstein, piano


Franz Schubert
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D 821 (arr. Pahud)
Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Elena Bashkirova, piano

Johannes Brahms
String Quintet No. 1 in F major, op. 88
Mihaela Martin, Benny Peled, violins;
Adrien La Marca, Madeleine Carruzzo, violas; Alexander Knyazev, cello



Friday 9 September, CEST 12:00                click here for the livestream

Ferruccio Busoni 
Fantasia Contrappuntistica, BV 256
Sir András Schiff, Kirill Gerstein, piano

György Kurtág
Hommage à R. Sch., op. 15d
Paul Meyer, clarinet; Adrien La Marca, viola; Kirill Gerstein, piano

Robert Schumann 
Märchenerzählungen, op. 132
Paul Meyer, clarinet; Adrien La Marca, viola;
Kirill Gerstein, piano


György Ligeti
6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Les Vents Francais

Johannes Brahms
String Sextet in B flat major, op. 18
Baiba Skride, Itamar Zorman, violin;
Krzysztof Chorzelski, Madeleine Carruzzo, violas;
Julian Steckel, Tim Park, cello



Saturday 10 September, CEST 19:40                    click here for the livestream

Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49
Itamar Zorman, violin; Tim Park, cello; Kirill Gerstein, piano


Antonín Dvorák
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, op. 81
Baiba Skride, Benny Peled, violins;
Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola; Julian Steckel, cello;
Menahem Pressler, piano

Max Reger
Serenade, op. 141a
Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Itamar Zorman, violin;
Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola

Felix Mendelssohn
String Octet in E-flat major, op. 20
Baiba Skride, Itamar Zorman, David Strongin,
Benny Peled, violins; Adrien La Marca, Madeleine
Carruzzo, violas; Julian Steckel, Tim Park, cello

Livestream from the opening concert of the Lucerne Festival – 12 August 2016

On August 12, 2016 at 6.30 pm, Accentus and Arte will broadcast the opening concert of this year’s Lucerne Festival live on Arte concert. Riccardo Chailly, the festival’s new music director, will complete Claudio Abbado’s unfinished Mahler cycle with Mahler 8, the “Symphony of a Thousand”. You can watch the live stream right here on the Accentus website!

Accentus Music at Rudolstadt Festival 2016

Accentus Music at Rudolstadt Festival 2016 – Live streams on Arte Concert

Starting from tomorrow, July 7th until July 10th, Accentus Music will again be responsible for the live streams of eight concerts from the Rudolstadt Festival on the Arte Concert website:

Thu, July 7th, 21:00 – Element of Crime
Thu, July 7th, 24:00 – M.A.K.U Soundsystem

Fri, July 8th, 18:00 – Keren Ann
Fri, July 8th, 21:00 – Profetas

Sat, July 9th, 22:00 – Anoushka Shankar
Sat, July 9th (+1), 01:00 – Akua Naru

Sun, July 10th, 18:00 – Sidestepper
Sun, July 10th, 21:00 – Glen Hansard

All these concerts will be broadcast live from the main stage of the festival at the Heinepark and will be available for live and catch up viewing on the Arte Concert platform and also here, on the Accentus Music homepage.

The first broadcast on Thursday night with ELEMENT OF CRIME can be watched here .

Rudolstadt Festival is Germany’s foremost festival of roots, folk and world music. Held in the central region of Thuringia, it’s also one of the top world music festivals in Europe. It takes place annually from the first Thursday in July until the following Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 people daily.

Rudolstadt Festival dates back to 1955, when the 1st Festival of German Folkdance was organized in Rudolstadt. It evolved into an East German celebration of folk dance with strong East European participation. Following German reunification, in 1991 the festival was relaunched with a completely new concept. Initially a forum for the traditional folk scene designed to bring Germans from east and west closer together, TFF rapidly grew into a world music festival of international renown.



Accentus Music is looking for interns!

Accentus Music welcomes applications from highschool graduates and students for an internship of up to 3 months. As an intern, you will get an insight into the production, post-production and label management processes of our firm and will support all of these divisions. Attached, you’ll find a more detailed call for internship applications in German. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Accentus Music @ Avant Première 2016 in Berlin

Take a look at the Accentus Music Showreel for the Avant Première 2016 in Berlin!

Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” live from the Schillertheater in Berlin

Tonight, November 13 2015, at 20:15, arte and arte concert will do a delayed live broadcast of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” from the Staatsoper Berlin at the Schillertheater.

The opera, which represents the pinnacle of the Italian opera buffa, is staged by the Artistic Director of the Staatsoper, Jürgen Flimm. On the rostrum: Gustavo Dudamel. The production features an exciting cast with Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Graf Almaviva, Dorothea Röschmann in the role of Gräfin Almaviva and Anna Prohaska as Susanna.

Directed for TV by Hannes Rossacher.

Produced by ACCENTUS Music in coproduction with WDR/ARTE

You can watch the live broadcast right here on the Accentus Music website!

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Commedia per musica in four acts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Gustavo Dudamel

Jürgen Flimm
Gudrun Hartmann

Graf Almaviva
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

Gräfin Almaviva
Dorothea Röschmann

Anna Prohaska

Lauri Vasar

Marianne Crebassa

Katharina Kammerloher

Florian Hoffmann

Don Curzio
Peter Maus

Otto Katzameier

Olaf Bär

Sónia Grané

Staatskapelle Berlin


Accentus Music at Lucerne Festival 2015

Accentus Music is in Lucerne this week to record the two concerts with Andris Nelsons and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival in Summer 2015.

Tonight’s concert with Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”) and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 will be streamed live on arte concert and will be available for on-demand viewing later on.

To watch the concert, available until February 19th, 2016, please go here.