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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.

You can watch the concert live here on the accentus music website!

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Accentus Music at the TFF Rudolstadt – Live streams on Arte concert

Starting from tomorrow, July 2nd until July 5th, Accentus Music will be responsible for the live streams of eight concerts from the TFF Rudolstadt on the Arte Concert website:

Thu, July 2nd, 21:00 – Coetus
Fri, July 3rd, 18:00 – Ramzailech
Fri, July 3rd, 21:00 – Rhiannon Giddens
Sat, July 4th, 22:00 – Celtic Social Club
Sun, July 5th, 01:00 – Nomadic Massive
Sun, July 5th, 16:30 – Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
Sun, July 5th, 18:00 – Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force
Sun, July 5th, 21:00 – Patrice

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 “COETUS” can be watched here until August 30, 2015.

TFF Rudolstadt 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 fi rst Thursday in July until the following Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 people daily.

TFF Rudolstadt 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 reunifi cation, 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.

Source: http://tff-rudolstadt.de/en/footer/press/fact-sheet.html

Satiesfictions – Now on arte.tv!

The Accentus Music documentary and music film “Satiesfictions -Promenades with Erik Satie”, directed by Anne-Kathrin Peitz and Youlian Tabakov, was broadcast on German-French TV channel arte on June 8th, 2015. It is available for online viewing on arte.tv until July 8th, 2015! Just click on the picture below to get to the arte website.

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ADAM’S PASSION – LIVE Press conference May 12th, 2015 @ 11 am CEST

On the occasion of the world premiere of “Adam’s Passion”, an outstanding performance with four works by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, choreographed and directed for the stage by Robert Wilson and filmed for TV and DVD by Accentus Music in co-production with ERR and WDR/Arte, a press conference was be held in Tallinn on May 12th, 2015, at 11 CEST. Composer Arvo Pärt, stage director Robert Wilson, conductor Tonu Kaljuste and Eesti Kontsert producer were present. The press conference was held in English and Estonian, an English simultaneous translation was provided. It is available right here for on-demand viewing!

May 7th 2015: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Herbert Blomstedt live on arte concert!

Live on arte concert on May 7th, 2015, at 8pm:

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under its honorary conductor Herbert Blomstedt play Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. You can watch the concert right here on the accentus music homepage!

The concert is available on Arte Concert until August 7, 2015. Watch it here!

Diapason D’Or Arte and Choc de Classica for Accentus Music

Classica Magazine honored two of Accentus Music’s recent releases with its prestigious Choc de Classica: Zhu Xiao-Mei’s recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations and the Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado. Furthermore, the moving Memorial Concert is also granted a Diapason D’OR Arte in April.

With closed eyes, Zhu Xiao Mei creates her universe. Close-up cameras dissect the flexibility of movements that follow the musical curves. One and a half hours go by as if by magic…“, such is the verdict of the editors of the French Magazine Classica. Awarding the Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado, played by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Andris Nelsons, they pointed out “the powerful images of musicians playing in tears, without cameras being too intrusive in that moment that belonged only to them… Then comes the crushing silence under the gaze of an emotional conductor, who was able to take his share of grief in a collective mourning.

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Accentus Music @ IMZ Avant Première in Berlin

From February 10 to 13, Accentus Music is part of the IMZ Avant Première Music and Media Market in Berlin. Watch the showreel, which we presented on February 11th, right here.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly & Julian Rachlin live on arte concert

On Friday, January 23rd 2015 at 8 pm, the concert from the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig will be streamed live on arte concert. The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the musical direction of its chief conductor Riccardo Chailly will play Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major op. 35 with soloist Julian Rachlin and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major. The concert can be watched right here on the accentus music Website!

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Accentus Music is Label of the Year 2015 (ICMA)

 

The German label wins the award for Label of the Year at the 2015 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA)!

The German label, which was founded five years ago in Leipzig, Germany, was awarded the prestigious distinction by the jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). With this award the independent members of the jury, including print and radio journalists from across Europe, honour the exceptional work of the German label and production firm.

“With an impressing number of nominations and winning productions, Accentus is one label we have closely observed during the last few years and we certainly appreciated its careful and judicious release policy. The title Label of the Year is therefore truly deserved”, says jury president Remy Franck.

Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Herbert Blomstedt and Alan Gilbert – the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, New York Philharmonic and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra – Evgeny Kissin, Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich, Nikolaj Znaider, Zhu Xiao-Mei and Hélène Grimaud – they have all worked with Accentus Music, confirming the label’s reputation for extraordinary concert and opera recordings as well as documentaries and portraits of the highest technical and artistic quality.

Amongst the label’s most recent releases figure noteworthy productions such as the last concert recording with Claudio Abbado and the memorial concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra for the great conductor as well as Bach recordings with the pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei. Daniel Barenboim’s Bruckner Cycle and Riccardo Chailly’s Leipzig Mahler Cycle, which will be completed by 2017,

stand out as unique examples of artistically homogenous documentations and already serve as the prominent point of reference for similar projects. A CD box set with Herbert Blomstedt’s new recordings of all of Beethoven’s symphonies with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will be released just in time for the conductor’s 90th birthday in two years.

One of the most unique features of Accentus Music is the fact that the production of all releases is managed in-house. Each production carries Accentus’ very distinctive thumbprint and documents some of the most important events of recent musical history. In previous years, Accentus Music won international prizes including Echo Klassik award, FIFA Prix du Meilleur Portrait, International Classical Music Award, Gramophone Award, Golden Prague Award, BBC Music Magazine Award, Diapason d’Or and Choc Classica de l’année.

The ICMA award ceremony will take place in Turkey’s capital Ankara on 28 March 2015. Various artists who are closely linked to Accentus Music will take part in the ceremony, including pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, who will receive a Special Achievement Award for her two most recent Bach recordings with Accentus Music, and conductor Alexander Liebreich. The musical accompaniment to the ceremony will be provided by the winners of this year’s ICMA Awards and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.