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Christmas Oratorio with the Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig on Arte Concert

On December 15/16, 2018, we recorded Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at St. Thomas Church Leipzig. The complete concert with all six cantatas is now available on Arte Concert – just in time for the Christmas holidays – and accessible on our website!

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz

Dorothee Mields, soprano
Elvira Bill, alto
Patrick Grahl, tenor (evangelist)
Markus Schäfer, tenor (arias)
Klaus Häger (bass)

Accentus Music wishes you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for a happy and healthy New Year!

First broadcast: Music, War and Revolution-Trilogy on Arte

When the First World War broke out in 1914, the musical world did not remain unaffected. Artists inevitably became involved, either as soldiers at the front or as composers of patriotic music or of musical memorials to a lost world. The three-part documentary series Music, War and Revolution (Musik in Zeiten von Krieg und Revolution) explores known and unknown as well as obvious and hidden connections between music, revolution and war. Beginning with what led to this great human tragedy, each episode addresses different perspectives of the relationship between war and politics.
 

Part One:
Music in the Time of the Great War / Musik in Zeiten des Großen Krieges

Sunday, September 9th, 11:20 p.m., Arte

 

Part Two:
Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia / Verstummte Klänge – Komponisten im revolutionären Russland

Monday, September 10th, 0:15 a.m., Arte

 

Part Three:
Music and Power / Musik und Macht

Sunday, September 16th, 10:25 p.m., Arte

 

Kirill Petrenko, Yuja Wang and Berliner Philharmoniker at the 2018 Lucerne Festival

Posted on August 22, 2018

The start of a new era: Although Kirill Petrenko will not officially take up the post of Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic until 2019, he will lead the orchestra in two concerts this summer when the orchestra celebrates its 60th year on stage at the Lucerne Festival. Accentus Music will be recording the concert on August 30th at KKL Lucerne. Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing Paul Dukas’ La Péri ou La Fleur d’immortalité, Franz Schmidt’s Symphony No. 4 in C major, and, together with the hyper-virtuoso Yuja Wang, Sergey Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.