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Accentus Music at IMZ Avant Première in Berlin with special guest Barbara Hannigan

Posted on February 14, 2018

From 17 to 21 February Accentus Music will be present at the IMZ Avant Première Music and Media Market in Berlin.
 
This year, Accentus Music – together with the Gothenburg Symphony and Barbara Hannigan, who will also be present – will be hosting a special presentation on Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm of the new documentary film project Barbara Hannigan – Taking Risks. The film follows Hannigan as she prepares herself for her first opera production as a conductor of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and recruits the cast of singers through a personal selection process. This opera production is the start of her new project Equilibrium.
 
Visitors to Avant Première will be able to find Accentus Music in the booth area. The screening of the trailer will be held on Tuesday between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

 

New DVD/Blu-ray: Mahler 1 – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

Posted on February 14, 2018

Accentus Music’s new release of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 performed by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the baton of Riccardo Chailly will be available on Friday, February 16th, in Germany and soon in other countries. The DVD/Blu-ray includes an interview with Riccardo Chailly on Mahler’s composition. For more information about the new release, click here.

   

Michael Barenboim performs Paganini on ZDF-Morgenmagazin

Posted on January 31, 2018

At the beginning of the week, violinist Michael Barenboim was a guest on “ZDF-Morgenmagazin”. After a short interview conducted by Dunja Hayali, he performed Paganini’s “Caprice No. 9” (click here, to watch his performance). This piece is also part of Michael’s recently released second solo CD with Accentus Music. For more information about his new album, click here.

Accentus Music on Arte in February


Monday, February 5th, 5 a.m.
  Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps – Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (for more information, click here)

Sunday, February 18th, 6:25 p.m.  Arte FOCUS: Musicians in exile – Gabriela Montero performs her Latin Concerto and own improvisations (for more information, click here)

Sunday, February 25th, 6:20 p.m.  Andris Nelsons, Kristīne Opolais  and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig perform works by Antonín Dvořák (for more information, click here)

Now available on Vinyl: Zhu Xiao-Mei performs the French Suites

Posted on January 24, 2018

Johann Sebastian Bach’s French Suites, performed by the pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, will be available on 180 g vinyl in Germany on January 26th and soon in other countries. For more information about the critically acclaimed album, released in 2017, click here.

   

New album: Michael Barenboim performs Sciarrino, Tartini, Paganini and Berio

Posted on January 24, 2018

After his debut solo album with music by Bach, Bartók and Boulez, Michael Barenboim’s second album is also dedicated to works for solo violin and features compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino, Giuseppe Tartini, Luciano Berio, and Niccolò Paganini, sketching a short history of Italian solo violin literature. The album will be available on January 26th in Germany and soon in other countries. For more information, click here, and for more information about Barenboim’s first album, click here.

 

Beethoven CD Box set wins International Classical Music Award

Accentus Music’s new Beethoven cycle with conductor laureate Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig wins the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2018 as “Best Collection”. All nine symphonies, released in a box set containing five CDs, are live recordings made at the Leipzig Gewandhaus between May 2014 and March 2017. A total of 18 productions were nominated in this category. The award ceremony will take place in the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice, Poland, on April 6th, 2018.

For more information about this new Beethoven cycle, click here.

still available online: Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House

Posted on January 10, 2018

Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House was broadcast on Arte at the beginning of January. Until February 6th, the operetta can be viewed on Arte Concert, click here, or just play the video below. Director Andreas Homoki lets the plot take place in a Paris Variététheater from the 1920s. To emphasize the operatic elements, he purged the piece, cutting several secondary roles and shortening dialogues. For more information, 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.