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ICMA 2017: four productions of Accentus Music are in the final selection

 

The jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) selected the finalists for the awards 2017 out of 321 nominated releases – four productions of Accentus Music are among these. The winners will be announced on 19 January 2017.

 

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Alban Berg – Wozzeck                                                        Opernhaus Zürich

G. Mahler – Symphony No. 5/                                             Lucerne Festial Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Matthias Goerne
Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”    

Riccardo Chailly:  Music – A Journey for Life                      directed by Paul Smaczny

Szymanowski/Lutosławski CD 3                                         Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich


Lutosławski/Szymanowski CD with Alexander Liebreich, Gautier Capuçon and NOSPR received the “Supersonic”-award of Pizzicato

 

“Both Lutoslawski performances on this CD are terrific and electrifying. Alexander Liebreich proves an expert of this music and gets an incredible intensity from the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Gautier Capuçon’s playing is no less powerful and concentrated. The recording made in the new concert hall in Katowice is gorgeous. Due to a strikingly perfect balance and a spacious sound this is for sure one of the best concerto recordings I ever heard.”       

Remy Franck, Pizzicato         (click here to read the full article)

 

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Karol Szymanowski                                             

Concert Overture in E major op.12

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Symphony No.4

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR)
Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello

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11 productions of Accentus Music are nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2017

 

The jury of 17 media out of 14 countries nominated five CDs, three Symphonic-DVDs, two Opera-DVDs, and one documentary for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). The final results will be announced on 20 January 2017.

Here are the nominated productions of Accentus Music:

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Felix Mendelssohn – Elias                                      Akamus Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann

J. S. Bach – Goldberg Variations                           Zhu Xiao-Mei

Concert-Centenaire Vol. 3, Gabriel Fauré              Judith Ingolfsson, violin, Vladimir Stoupel, piano

Szymanowski/Lutosławski CD 2                            Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich

Szymanowski/Lutosławski CD 3                            Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich

 

Symphonic DVDs

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L. v. Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 “Choral”                    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt

G. Mahler – Symphony No. 5/
Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”                           Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Matthias Goerne

Beethoven/Mendelssohn – Violin Concertos                    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly, Nikolaj Znaider

 

 

Opera DVDs/Documentary

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Vincenzo Bellini – I Capuleti e I Montecchi                                Opernhaus Zürich

Alban Berg – Wozzeck                                                              Opernhaus Zürich

Riccardo Chailly:  Music – A Journey for Life                             Paul Smaczny

 

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New DVD/Blu-ray: Beethoven 9 with Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

 

Our new production is now available – for more information, please click here.

And here you can watch the trailer.

 

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Herbert Blomstedt, Peter Serkin and Gewandhausorchester with Beethoven and Reger on Arte

 

On monday night (1/11) at 0h45 Arte is broadcasting the concert which took place in the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in the end of May.

The program (more information here):

Max Reger (1873-1916)
Piano Concerto in F minor, op. 114

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 6 in F major, op.68 „Pastoral“

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

After the broadcast the concert will be available on the Arte-website.

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.”

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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      

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

                             INTERMISSION

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

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

                           INTERMISSION

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                   

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

                           INTERMISSION

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!