Accentus Music on Arte in December

Sunday, December 3rd, 11:45 p.m.
  Keren Ann in concert – Rudolstadtfestival 2016

Thursday, December 7th, 5 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s Firebird

Monday, December 25th, 5 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s Firebird

ICMA 2018 – 8 productions of Accentus Music are nominated

Posted on November 21, 2017

The jury of 17 media out of 14 countries nominated three CDs of Accentus Music, the Beethoven CD box set as well as four DVDs for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2018. The final result will be annouced on January 18th. For more information, click here.




J.S. Bach – The French Suites – Zhu Xiao-Mei (click here)
Sunwook Kim – Beethoven Piano Sonatas 8, 14, 23 (click here)
Bach: Solo Cantatas and Sinfonias – Michael Volle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (click here)

CD box set

Blomstedt conducts Beethoven – The Complete Symphonies in a CD box set (click here)



Verdi: Messa da Requiem – a choreography by Christian Spuck – Opernhaus Zürich (click here)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 ǀ Triple Concerto – Gewandhausorchester, Blomstedt  (click here)
Mahler 8 – Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (click here)
St. Matthew Passion – Gaechinger Cantorey, Hans-Christoph Rademann (click here)

Zhu Xiao-Mei performs Bach’s French Suites – CD received the Supersonic-award

Posted on November 21, 2017

“Nothing happens at random during her performance, and yet the formal and structural parameters in which the ‘French Suites’ evolve do not constrain the interpreter. Through her subtle sense for the most delicate turns in this music, a completely free interplay of emotional intimacy and simplicity develops. Zhu Xiao-Mei is not an outstanding artist – she is a great musician.”   

Guy Engels, Pizzicato              (click here to read the full article)



New documentary about Gidon Kremer – filming completed

Posted on November 14, 2017

Gidon Kremer is one of the most exciting artists of our time: the portrait “Bounding bridges and overcoming boundaries” will recall the stages of an unprecedented artistic career and will also focus on Kremer’s current work. This week we completed the filming in Moscow, accompanying Gidon Kremer during his week of rehearsals and concerts with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and retracing his Moscow memories – here are a few impressions!

To see photos of the filming in Kronberg/Berlin, click here.
To see photos of the filming in Tokyo, click here.
To see photos of the filming in Paris, click here.





Messa da Requiem – Christian Spuck’s choreography at the Zurich Opera House | on 3Sat

Saturday, March 24th, 8:15 p.m., 3Sat

With the Messa da Requiem, Christian Spuck brings one of Verdi’s key works to the stage. In a large-scale co-production between the Opera and Ballet Zurich, the German choreographer and director dares to attempt an unusual interpretation of Verdi’s funeral mass. 36 dancers, the choir, as well as four soloists, join under the direction of Fabio Luisi in thirteen large scenes dedicated to one of the most fundamental themes of humanity.

For more information about the production/DVD, click here.

Available on Arte Concert – Gabriela Montero performs her Latin Concerto

Posted on November 8, 2017

Accentus Music has recorded the concert featuring the Latin Grammy winners Gabriela Montero, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. Together, they performed Montero’s “Latin Concerto” and Ravel’s Piano Concerto along with other works. The concert, which took place in the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile, one of the most exceptional concert halls in the world, can be viewed on Arte Concert until January 11, 2018. For more information, click here.

The program
Aaron Copland – El Salón México
Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto
Gabriela Montero – Latin Concerto
Gabriela Montero – Improvisations
Zequinha de Abreu – Tico-Tico

New documentary “Broken Music” – a second look

Posted on November 8, 2017

The filming for our new documentary „Broken Music“ (WT), directed by Marita Stocker, about the Zakaria Paliashvili Central Music School continues in Tbilisi, Georgia. There was hardly a great Georgian musician who didn’t break into the world of music via the eye of the needle of the Paliashvili. But the glorious history of the school is faced with extinction: the building itself is in danger of falling apart and the current teachers are over 80 years old. Here are some impressions (to see more photos, click here):




Photo credit: Tamuna Karumidze

New release: Bach’s mass in b minor | Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor

Posted on November 1, 2017

Accentus Music’s new DVD/Blu-ray of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor performed by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Dresdner Kammerchor under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt will be available on November 17th in Germany and soon in other countries. The concert in the Thomaskirche Leipzig concluded the Bachfest 2017. For more information about the production, click here.


Accentus Music on Arte in November

Monday, November 13th, 12:20 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s Firebird

Wednesday, November 15th, 5 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s Firebird